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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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4250 | Composing on the Press (Full)
Using a Vandercook proof press with magnet and Boxcar bases, it is possible to print in a spontaneous manner quickly composing the image from sticky-backed foam cut into desired shapes and combined with stainless steel wire. Students will be introduced to a selection of simple book forms such as flexagons, accordions and pamphlets at the start of the workshop, then proceed to printing using a variety of materials, and then using some of their printed sheets explore book forms. Prerequisite: Experience in at least one of the following is required: letterpress, printmaking or bookbinding. Manual dexterity is required. Please see SSA website for a materials list. Please register by Mar 4.

Level: Visiting Artist | Special Class | Intermediate/Adv
Instructor: Emily Martin
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/19/2016 to 3/20/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/19/2016 and ending 3/20/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

4308 | Letterpress Skills (Full)
Letterpress celebrates the tactile beauty of the printed word, as letters are pressed deep into the paper creating a beautiful embossed print. The class provides instruction for both beginning and advanced students. Students may bring ideas for their project, beginning students will be provided with fun, skill building projects. Focus will be on good technique and will cover polymer plate-making, two-color printing, design of text and image, and troubleshooting. 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 Feb 23 & Mar 15.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Tues, 1/26/2016 to 4/12/2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $300 | Members: $285
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/26/2016 and ending 4/12/2016 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $285.00 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 Navarro 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 Beck Whitehead at 210.200.8255 or bhwhitehead@swschool.org. No studio Apr 14-18.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $35 | Members: $20
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
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 Navarro 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 Beck Whitehead at 210.200.8255 or bhwhitehead@swschool.org. No studio Apr 14-18.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $150 | Members: $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
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 two Vandercook proofing presses, 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 may 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 Navarro 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 Beck Whitehead at 210.200.8255 or bhwhitehead@swschool.org . No studio Apr 14-18.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016 | Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri & Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $60 | Members: $45
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
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 two Vandercook proofing presses, 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 may 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 Navarro 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 Beck Whitehead at 210.200.8255 or bhwhitehead@swschool.org. No studio Apr 14-18.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016 | Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri & Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $300 | Members: $285
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.