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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 summer class will teach three types of book binding: long stitch, link stitch and case binding. Long and link stitches can be used together or independently when binding a book to create sewn patterns along a hard or soft spine. Case binding uses similar techniques to create a more traditional hard cover hand-sewn book. Types of paper and their qualities and other binding materials will be discussed. The class consists of demonstrations and work sessions. Book cloth and book board is available for sale through the school. Please see SSA website for a materials list. (No class July 2)

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Wed, 6/11/2014 to 7/16/2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $195 | Members: $180
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/11/2014 and ending 7/16/2014 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $195.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $180.00 ea.

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 upon, but embossed into, the page. Focus will be on good technique and covers polymer plate making, two-color printing, design of text and image, and troubleshooting. Students may bring ideas for the subject and format of their print work, including images, or 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Wed, 6/3/2014 to 8/12/2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $300 | Members: $285
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/3/2014 and ending 8/12/2014 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.

4400a | Book Arts Studio Rental - Daily
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in bookbinding and letterpress. Equipment includes two Vandercook proofing presses, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with classes given priority. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, instruction in studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Note: The fee includes access to equipment, a limited amount of ink and other materials. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available according to Navarro building hours and studio schedule. A $100 deposit is required for anyone wanting to use any printing equipment; deposit checks will be returned once confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, no equipment has been damaged, and all type has been properly redistributed. Please inquire with the Department Chair.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Mon - Sun, 6/4/2014 to 8/11/2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $25 | Members: $20
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2014 and ending 6/1/2014 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $20.00 ea.

4400b | Book Arts Studio Rental - Semester
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in bookbinding and letterpress. Equipment includes two Vandercook proofing presses, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with classes given priority. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, instruction in studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Note: The fee includes access to equipment, a limited amount of ink and other materials. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available according to Navarro building hours and studio schedule. A $100 deposit is required for anyone wanting to use any printing equipment; deposit checks will be returned once confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, no equipment has been damaged, and all type has been properly redistributed. Please inquire with the Department Chair.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Mon - Sun, 6/4/2014 to 8/11/2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $175 | Members: $150
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2014 at 9:00 AM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.

4400c | Book Arts Studio Rental - Daily
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in bookbinding and letterpress. Equipment includes two Vandercook proofing presses, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with classes given priority. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, instruction in studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Note: The fee includes access to equipment, a limited amount of ink and other materials. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available according to Navarro building hours and studio schedule. A $100 deposit is required for anyone wanting to use any printing equipment; deposit checks will be returned once confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, no equipment has been damaged, and all type has been properly redistributed. Please inquire with the Department Chair.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Mon - Sun, 6/4/2014 to 8/11/2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $65 | Members: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/4/2014 and ending 6/4/2014 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

4400d | Book Arts Studio Rental - 6 Days
The Book Arts Studio is available for artists with experience in bookbinding and letterpress. Equipment includes two Vandercook proofing presses, standing press, finishing press, plough, sewing punch, stamper, and large Kutrimmer for cutting paper and board. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with classes given priority. Requests for instruction should be made prior to enrollment and may require an additional fee. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, instruction in studio protocol, permission from the Department Chair, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Note: The fee includes access to equipment, a limited amount of ink and other materials. Participants are responsible for all clean up. The studio is available according to Navarro building hours and studio schedule. A $100 deposit is required for anyone wanting to use any printing equipment; deposit checks will be returned once confirmation that the press has been properly cleaned, no equipment has been damaged, and all type has been properly redistributed. Please inquire with the Department Chair.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Mon - Sun, 6/4/2014 to 8/11/2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $175 | Members: $150
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/4/2014 and ending 6/9/2014 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.