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 2019 priority registration for Members opens online Tues, December 4th at 9:00am. General registration starts Tues, December 11th.

Papermaking Course Descriptions

 4002 | Introduction to Papermaking: Spring Edition

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Brennan Bowman
Dates: Sat, 2/2/2019 to 2/2/2019 | 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45.00

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 create paper pulp, adding color to the paper pulp, as well as creating sheet paper samples to take home. In addition to plain pulp, plant inclusions, such as leaves and petals, as well as seeds that can be embedded to make plantable paper will be available, Card-sized deckles will be available. Sign up for 4015 | Papermaking Instruction for continued sessions in papermaking. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

 4050 | Paste Papers and Flatback Bindings

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/23/2019 to 2/24/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $165.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $150.00

Paste paper is a technique of surface painting to create decorative patterns on paper. These decorated papers were used as early as the 16th century for covers and end-papers of books. Foundations of paste paper making from Rosamond Loring's book Decorated Book Papers, including her recipes, will be shared. Paste papers will be created the first day, and case binding will be the focus on the second day incorporating the paste papers for covers and/or end-papers. All materials including paper and tools are provided, but bring your own tools if preferred.

 4052 | Stencil, Embed, Emboss

Level: All Levels | Instructor: JoEtta Jupe
Dates: Sat, 2/16/2019 to 2/16/2019 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $140.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $125.00

Working on freshly pulled sheets of handmade paper, students will experiment with applying pigmented pulp using stencils, embeding other papers, collage materials or other ephemera into the paper, as well as embossing textures into the wet sheets. Students will learn how to make their own stencils. Once the paper has been pressed, students will have the opportunity to learn how to wrap paper around a canvas that's ready to hang once dry.

 4508 | Mitsumata in Japanese Papermaking and Watermarks

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Dates: Sat & Sun, 1/19/2019 to 1/20/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $185.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $170.00

The Japanese tradition of paper making uses three main fibers-kozo, gampi, and mitsumata. Mitsumata has a parchment like coloring and much shorter fibers, and is the paper choice of Japanese currency. Explore using this paper in paper making, and then explore burnishing it over photopolymer plates to create watermarks within the paper. Includes all materials.

 4516 | Clean Cuts for Sharp Minds

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Béatrice Coron
Dates: Fri - Sun, 3/22/2019 to 3/24/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

During this intensive workshop-full of conceptual thinking yet serious fun-participants will discover the incredible variety of applications utilizing the art form of cutting, which essentially is line drawing with an x-acto type blade. During the class, we will conceive and produce works as different as unique story-telling images, and cover techniques on how to produce works in stenciled editions, pop-ups, dimensional work, or wearable sculptures. Using different papers and tyvek, experimenting with scale, we will keep an open mind to adapt them to other materials and explore new territories. Lots of tips, tricks, and resources will be provided. No experience necessary.

 4000a | Studio Rental: 1 Session

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 1/19/2019 to 4/5/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $50.00 | Members/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 Eléonore 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 Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 4000b | Studio Rental: 3 Sessions

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 1/19/2019 to 4/5/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $100.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $85.00

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 Eléonore 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 Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 4000c | Studio Rental: Full Semester

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 1/19/2019 to 4/5/2019 | Arranged through Department- Arranged through Department
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

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 Eléonore 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 Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

 
 

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