Book Arts & Papermaking

Our Paper and Book Arts Department offers both traditional and explorative classes at all levels in papermaking, bookbinding, decorative paper techniques and letterpress printing. Papermaking and Book Arts classes are held in the Picante Paper and Book Arts Studios, located on the second floor of the Santikos Building.

Book Arts & Papermaking Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

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Course details (meeting times, tuition, etc.) are listed below.

Summer 2022 Book Arts & Papermaking Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only

 4002 | Introduction to Papermaking | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Lacey Mills
Dates: Sat, 6/25/2022 to 6/25/2022 | 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $80.00 | Friends: $65.00 | Sessions: 1

Get your feet wet in this introductory class and explore what handmade paper is all about. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the papermaking process from breaking down fibers to creating paper pulp, adding color to the paper pulp, and using stencils and vails to create paper samples to take home. Combine with a bookbinding class and learn to incorporate your handmade papers into book covers or pages.

 4035 | Pulp Painting and Collage on Handmade Paper | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jo Etta Jupe
Dates: Sat, 7/23/2022 to 7/23/2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $115.00 | Friends: $110.00 | Sessions: 1

This course will teach students how to take paper pulp and form a sheet of paper, then using pigmented paper pulp layer colors over the formed sheet and/or add collage elements and texture to the sheet as well. Students will be instructed how the decorated sheet can then be wrapped onto a canvas where it will dry and become a piece of wall art. Includes materials; however, see SSA website for a list of optional supplies.

 4249 | Non-Adhesive Book Structures | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Nicole Geary
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/18/2022 to 6/19/2022 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $180.00 | Friends: $165.00 | Sessions: 2

This two-day workshop covers a variety of binding structures made without the use of adhesives. From simple folios to pamphlet stitched books, students will rely on folding, cutting, and stitching to create simple and elegant structures. Discover how to adapt a basic design to fit your ideas and create versatile books. Students will finish with a sample of different types of bindings; a great course for educators looking to incorporate book structures into their class curriculum. No binding experience is required. Some materials included; see SSA website for a list of needed supplies.

 6100c | Letterpress & Paper Studio 4 hr Rental | Intermediate

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Margaret Craig
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60.00 | Friends: $45.00 | Sessions: 1

Studio Rental provides shared studio work time to those experienced in printmaking or papermaking. Renters must have a good understanding of the print/paper equipment and studio protocol; no instruction will be available during this time. Prerequisite: Please email Margaret Craig at mcraig@swschool.org in advance. Alternate dates are available by appointment. Letterpress and Paper Studio Jun 4 - Aug 7 | Mon & Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm | Wed 9:00am - 9:00pm | Sat & Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm. May vary due to workshop schedules. To register for this class visit the Printmaking webpage.

 6100d | Letterpress & Paper Studio Term Rental | Intermediate

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Margaret Craig
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $285.00 | Friends: $270.00 | Sessions: Unlimited

Studio Rental provides shared studio work time to those experienced in printmaking or papermaking. Renters must have a good understanding of the print/paper equipment and studio protocol; no instruction will be available during this time. Prerequisite: Please email Margaret Craig at mcraig@swschool.org in advance. Alternate dates are available by appointment. Letterpress and Paper Studio Jun 4 - Aug 7 | Mon & Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm | Wed 9:00am - 9:00pm | Sat & Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm. May vary due to workshop schedules. To register for this class visit the Printmaking webpage.

 

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 Step 1

If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website with your username and password (open registration does not require you to be logged in). To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages to read class descriptions.

 Step 2

Click the Department Class Type (ex. Ceramics)

 Step 3

Click the “Register Now” button. Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms.

 Step 4

Choose your class by clicking the box to the left of the class name. Scroll to the bottom of the page to click Continue and complete the student information form. Once this form is submitted, you will receive a final e-mail with confirmation of your registration.

 

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