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Papermaking

Contemporary papermakers and book arts practitioners blend centuries old tradition with modern innovation -- for instance: arcane bookbinding alongside pulp painting, or handset letterpress printing next to paper-based sculptural installations.

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4000a | Studio Rental: 1 Session
The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis, with full-term renters given priority. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm, and by appointment. Please contact Beck Whitehead to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $35
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

4000b | Studio Rental: 3 Sessions
The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis, with full-term renters given priority. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm, and by appointment. Please contact Beck Whitehead to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $90 | Members: $75

Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.

4000c | Studio Rental: Full Semester
The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists. Equipment includes a hollander beater, a variety of molds and deckles, and a 20-ton paper press, all available on a first-come, first-served basis, with full-term renters given priority. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm, and by appointment. Please contact Beck Whitehead to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Dates and times to be arranged with instructor, 2/29/2016 to 4/30/2016
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/29/2016 and ending 2/29/2016
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

4001 | Papermaking Workshop (Full)
Discover the rewards of making your own paper, whether your goal is to enhance your current work or to produce papers that are works of art in themselves. This class will introduce the basic skills of preparing paper pulp and forming it into sheets, as well as embedding, layering, and pulp-painting techniques that expand the creative potential of the medium. Students will leave with a diverse collection of their own unique papers and plenty of ideas for how to use it. Please bring a bag lunch booth days. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. Please register by Feb 26.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Karen Hardy
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/12/2016 to 3/13/2016 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $200 | Members: $185
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/12/2016 and ending 3/13/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.

4002 | Introduction to Papermaking
Get your feet wet in this introductory class and explore what handmade paper is all about. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the papermaking process from breaking down fibers to create paper pulp, adding color to the paper pulp, as well as creating sheet paper samples to take home. Sign up for 4015 | Papermaking Instruction for continued sessions in papermaking. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Tues, 3/1/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $60 | Members: $45
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/1/2016 and ending 3/1/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $45.00 ea.

4015 | Papermaking Instruction
This course allows students of all levels of experience to work on guided or independent projects. Basic papermaking instruction will be covered for the beginner or as needed, as well as fiber preparation, pigmenting pulp, forming techniques, and more. Outside access beyond dates listed below is not included; please see 4000 | Studio Rental for additional studio hours. Tuition includes some materials; however students will need to pay for pulp separately. Please see SSA website for the materials list. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Tues, 3/8/2016 to 4/12/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $175 | Members: $160
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/8/2016 and ending 4/12/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $160.00 ea.

4251 | Papermaking: Things I Have Learned (Full)
In this five-day class, Whitehead will review her papermaking experiences from her 31 years in the Picante Paper Studio. Working with a variety of fibers and techniques, Whitehead will do one to two demonstrations per day and then give further instruction as required. Planned demonstrations include pulp painting, working with high shrinkage abaca, and simple sculptural forms. Whitehead will offer other demonstrations as requested. Tuesday through Friday the studio will open at 9:00am for those who want to have work-time prior to the beginning of class, and evening studio access will also be allowed Monday through Thursday. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience is required. Note: Class will end at 2:00pm on Friday. Please see SSA website for the class and for the materials list and more information about the content of the class. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Mon - Fri, 5/2/2016 to 5/6/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 5/2/2016 and ending 5/6/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.