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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 Navarro Campus.

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4110 | Book Structures
This class will focus on building book binding skills for sewn bindings. Instruction will begin with basic book binding terms, selecting and folding paper, and sewing a simple pamphlet. Over the six weeks students will learn two kinds of multi-signature books, link stitch and case binding. Class time will consist of demonstrations and individual work time, including time for honing sewn binding skills. All necessary equipment will be explained, and handouts will be included. Individual projects are possible and the instructor will be responsive to the needs of each student. NOTE: Manual dexterity is required. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Wed, 6/15/2016 to 7/20/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $240 | Member/Senior (65+): $225
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/15/2016 and ending 7/20/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $225.00 ea.

4252 | Letterpress Finesse Workshop (Full)
Improve the technical quality of your presswork in this problem-solving workshop. Moxon will cover how to tweak current problems on the press and to gain mastery of press skills with a focus on production printing using a Vandercook, delve into the minutiae of make-ready, imposition, lockup, and the adjustment of form rollers to obtain proper inking and impression. Other topics include choosing paper and inks, using photopolymer plates and troubleshooting press problems, all resulting in better quality press work, better understanding of equipment and materials, better ability to trouble shoot, and an all around productive time spent among quality people. Bravely bring examples of your worst printing to be critiqued in class as well as any photopolymer plates or paper you would like to try; otherwise all materials will be provided. A great class for those considering starting their own letterpress business or buying their own press.

Level: Special Class | Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Paul Moxon
Dates: Sat, May 28 | 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sun, May 29 | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $365 | Member/Senior (65+): $350
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/28/2016 and ending 5/29/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $365.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $350.00 ea.

4308 | Letterpress Skills
This special summer class will focus on making and designing multi-colored posters or broadsides using a flatbed Vandercook press. We will learn to make simple images using polymer plates with rubylith negatives and other simple methods. Words can be added using our stock of vintage wood and metal type, or letters can be used to create images. Students will learn how to set and space type, how to register colors, and how to pull a good print. Students can expect to produce one poster in this class, more if they have free time to work outside of class. NOTE: Good manual dexterity is required in this course. Please see SSA website for a materials list. 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 Jul 4.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Mon, 6/13/2016 to 8/1/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250 | Member/Senior (65+): $235

Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/13/2016 and ending 8/1/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental: Daily Rate
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, but does not include use of the letterpress equipment. 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 building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Interim Book Arts and Papermaking Program Coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255. No studio Jul 2-4.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/1/2016 to 7/31/2016
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $35 | Member/Senior (65+): $20
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 6/1/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental: Semester Rate
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, but does not include use of the letterpress equipment. 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 building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Interim Book Arts and Papermaking Program Coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255. No studio Jul 2-4.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/1/2016 to 7/31/2016
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Member/Senior (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 6/1/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

4401a | Letterpress Studio Rental: Daily Rate
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 building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Interim Book Arts and Papermaking Program Coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255. No studio Jul 2-4.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/1/2016 to 7/31/
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60 | Member/Senior (65+): $45
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 6/1/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

4401b | Letterpress Studio Rental: Semester Rate
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 building hours and studio schedule, with classes given priority. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the Interim Book Arts and Papermaking Program Coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255. No studio Jul 2-4.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 6/1/2016 to 7/31/2016
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250 | Member/Senior (65+): $235
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2016 and ending 6/1/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.