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Book Arts

The 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.

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4308 | Letterpress Skills
Letterpress celebrates the tactile beauty of the printed word, as the letters are pressed deep into the paper and not just printed on the surface. Focus will be on good technique and will cover polymer plate-making, two-color printing, design of text and image, and troubleshooting. Students may bring ideas for their subject and format, including images, or may choose from some suggested projects. This course requires preparation outside of class to complete projects; studio access is available outside of class. Binding and any other relevant techniques will be taught as necessary. Materials and tools needed for individual projects will be discussed in class. A $100 check deposit for type distribution is required from anyone using type and will be returned at the end of class. No printing or binding experience is required. No class on Jul 3.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Sauer
Dates: Mon, 6/12/2017 to 8/7/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/12/2017 and ending 8/7/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

4350 | Graphic Design & Letterpress: Business Card
This class will expose the student to the process of producing branded business cards from initial design to finished print output. After an introduction to the basics of branding and typographic design, students will develop their own card design, learn to produce the printing plate, and print a set of business cards. Both traditional and non-traditional business card design and layout will be encouraged. Students will gain knowledge in graphic design, polymer plate making, and letterpress printing. Note: No previous experience is required; however good manual dexterity is required for the class. Students will need to purchase polymer plate material from the school; please see SSA website for a materials list.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Sauer
Dates: Wed, 5/31/2017 to 7/5/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $200 | Members/Seniors (65+): $185

Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/31/2017 and ending 7/5/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 185.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with previous bookbinding experience. Equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board; use of the letterpress equipment, however, is not included. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos Building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 6/5/2017 to 8/4/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $35 | Members/Seniors (65+): $20
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 20.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with previous bookbinding experience. Equipment includes standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board; use of the letterpress equipment, however, is not included. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos Building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 6/5/2017 to 8/4/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

4401a Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in letterpress printing and equipment. Equipment includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. A $100 deposit is required; deposit checks will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos Building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 6/5/2017 to 8/4/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

4401b Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in letterpress printing and equipment. Equipment includes a Vandercook Universal III and a smaller proofing press, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and will require an additional fee. Note: The fee includes access to equipment and a limited amount of material. A $100 deposit is required; deposit checks will be returned after confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, that no equipment has been damaged, and that all type has been properly redistributed. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Santikos Building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 6/5/2017 to 8/4/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $300 | Members/Seniors (65+): $285
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.