Community Classes

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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: Non-Sewn Techniques
Most book structures require a sewn spine. This class will present a variety of books that require no sewing at all. Learn about accordion structures including a flag book, as well as star structures and other fun possibilities that only need glue. The ability to skillfully fold with care and precision is essential. This class consists of demonstrations and work sessions; handouts will be provided. NOTE: Manual dexterity is required. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Wed, 9/23/2015 to 10/28/2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $240 | Members: $225
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/23/2015 and ending 10/28/2015 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $225.00 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 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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Mon, 9/14/2015 to 11/23/2015 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio & Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $300 | Members: $285
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/14/2015 and ending 11/23/2015 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.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/15/2015 to 9/15/2015 | Arranged through Department - Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $25 | Members: $20
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/15/2015 and ending 9/15/2015
 
Attendees: 1 $25.00 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.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/15/2015 to 12/13/2015 | Arranged through Department - Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $150 | Members: $135
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/15/2015 and ending 9/15/2015
 
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

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/15/2015 to 9/15/2015 | Arranged through Department - Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $60 | Members: $45
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/15/2015 and ending 9/15/2015
 
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

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 9/15/2015 to 12/13/2015 | Arranged through Department - Arranged through Department
Studio: Book Arts Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $300 | Members: $285
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/15/2015 and ending 9/15/2015
 
Attendees: 1 $300.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $285.00 ea.