Papermaking

At Southwest School of Art, we celebrate the fact that contemporary papermakers and book arts practitioners blend centuries old tradition with modern innovation -- which means that you may find arcane bookbinding alongside pulp painting, or handset letterpress printing next to paper-based sculptural installations.

Papermaking Note:

Because papermaking is a wet process, students working in the papermaking studio must wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet. Water-proof aprons are available.

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.

Registration

Spring 2020 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Dec 3 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Dec 5
Open registration | Tues, Dec 10

Papermaking Course Descriptions

 4000a | Papermaking Studio Rental - 1 Session

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Léo Lee
Dates: 1/20/2020 to 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department 
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $50.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $35.00

The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Léo Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration contact Léo Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 4000b | Papermaking Studio Rental - 3 Sessions

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Léo Lee
Dates: 1/21/2020 to 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department 
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $90.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $75.00

The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Léo Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration contact Léo Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 4000c | Papermaking Studio Rental - Full Semester

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Léo Lee
Dates: 1/21/2020 to 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $250.00

The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Léo Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Prior to registration contact Léo Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 4021 | Exploring Three-Dimensional Papermaking

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Ingrid Tegnér
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/1/2020 to 2/2/2020 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $250.00

In this two-day workshop, highly beaten flax, and the unique properties it has when air-dried will be introduced. Learn how to form sheets as well as how to embed a variety of materials between the sheet layers. The dynamic created by the drying pulp and resistance from the embedded materials result in 3D shapes. You will explore and experiment with yarn, wire, rattan and reed. If you have taken this class before, you can continue to develop and further explore your sculptural ideas. All materials provided but check out the supplies list for details. Please bring a bag lunch on both days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. /p>

 4050 | Decorative Paper for Books and More

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder
Dates: Sat, 1/25/2020 to 1/25/2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $120.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $105.00

This one-day workshop will introduce the art of marbled and paste papers for all kinds of creations from books, to wrapping paper, and wallpaper. In the morning, explore creating patterned paper by manipulating pigment suspended in paste on dampened paper. In the afternoon, learn the process of suminagashi (Japanese marbling method), from paper and size preparation to making designs and transferring them to paper. Everybody will take home multiple finished pieces and complete knowledge and instructions for creating more projects at home. All materials provided; please bring a bag lunch.

 4508 | Mitsumata in Japanese Papermaking & Watermarks

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/22/2020 to 2/23/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $195.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $180.00

The Japanese tradition of paper making uses three main fibers-kozo, gampi, and mitsumata. Mitsumata has a parchment like coloring with much shorter fibers, and is the paper of choice for Japanese currency. Explore using this paper in papermaking, and then dabble with burnishing it over photopolymer plates to create watermarks. Where the paper is burnished the paper is thinned creating the watermark (an image or text) visible only when the page is backlit. Includes all materials; please bring a bag lunch. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE

 
 

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4021 | Exploring Three-Dimensional Papermaking
See description above
Dates: 2/1/2020 - 2/2/2020 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/1/2020 and ending 2/2/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

4050 | Decorative Paper for Books and More
See description above
Dates: 1/25/2020 - 1/25/2020 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/25/2020 and ending 1/25/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 120.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 105.00 ea.

4508 | Mitsumata in Japanese Papermaking & Watermarks
See description above
Dates: 2/22/2020 - 2/23/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/22/2020 and ending 2/23/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.

4000a | Papermaking Studio Rental - 1 Session
See description above
Dates: 1/20/2020 - 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 1/20/2020 and ending 1/20/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.

4000b | Papermaking Studio Rental - 3 Sessions
See description above
Dates: 1/21/2020 - 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 1/21/2020 and ending 1/21/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

4000c | Papermaking Studio Rental - Full Semester
See description above
Dates: 1/21/2020 - 4/5/2020 | Arranged through Department
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 1/21/2020 and ending 1/21/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

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