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4000 | Studio Rental

The Picante Paper Studio is a welcoming and professionally equipped space for experienced paper artists.  Equipment includes two hollander beaters, 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 9:30am – 12:30pm and by appointment. Please contact Beck Whitehead at 210.224-1848, ext 419 to arrange studio time. No pulp or fiber is included. Prerequisite: Beginning Papermaking or Papermaking Instruction or equivalent experience. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced 
Instructor: Beck Whitehead 

Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro

Wed, Jan 14 – Apr 1 |10:30am – 1:30pm (alternate times by arrangement)

1 session: $50 (Members: $35)
3 sessions: $90 (Members: $75)
Semester: $265 (Members: $250)

Call 210-200-8200 to register.

 

6044 | Encaustic and Paper: Complementary Processes

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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4001 | Beginning Papermaking
Beginning Papermaking will give students an opportunity to explore some of the possibilities of handmade paper. The class will include learning about the pulping process from plant to pulp, coloring pulp with pigments, and the experience of using the pulp to make their own paper. Decorative papermaking techniques will be explored with the opportunity for students to work on special projects. NOTE: Papermaking is a wet process; closed toed shoes that can get wet are required. Aprons are available for use during class. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Tues, 1/20/2015 to 3/10/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $200 | Members: $185
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/20/2015 and ending 3/10/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $200.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $185.00 ea.

4015a | Papermaking Instruction: 1 Session
Papermaking Instruction is open to all levels and can begin at any point during the semester. Students may work on guided or independent projects, and can sign up for the number of sessions their project needs. Basic papermaking instruction will be covered as needed: fiber preparation, pigmenting pulp, forming techniques and more. Outside access beyond dates listed below are not included; please see 4000 |Studio Rental for additional studio hours. Tuition includes some materials; however students will need to pay for pulp separately. Arrangements for evening instruction are available by appointment. 4001 | Beginning Papermaking is recommended, but not required. Please see SSA website for the materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Tues, 1/20/2015 to 4/7/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Other days, evenings or Sat by appointment
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $35
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/20/2015 and ending 4/7/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.

4015b | Papermaking Instruction: 3 Sessions
Papermaking Instruction is open to all levels and can begin at any point during the semester. Students may work on guided or independent projects, and can sign up for the number of sessions their project needs. Basic papermaking instruction will be covered as needed: fiber preparation, pigmenting pulp, forming techniques and more. Outside access beyond dates listed below are not included; please see 4000 |Studio Rental for additional studio hours. Tuition includes some materials; however students will need to pay for pulp separately. Arrangements for evening instruction are available by appointment. 4001 | Beginning Papermaking is recommended, but not required. Please see SSA website for the materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Tues, 1/20/2015 to 4/7/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Other days, evenings or Sat by appointment
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $90 | Members: $75
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/20/2015 and ending 4/7/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $90.00 ea.

4015c | Papermaking Instruction: 12 Sessions
Papermaking Instruction is open to all levels and can begin at any point during the semester. Students may work on guided or independent projects, and can sign up for the number of sessions their project needs. Basic papermaking instruction will be covered as needed: fiber preparation, pigmenting pulp, forming techniques and more. Outside access beyond dates listed below are not included; please see 4000 |Studio Rental for additional studio hours. Tuition includes some materials; however students will need to pay for pulp separately. Arrangements for evening instruction are available by appointment. 4001 | Beginning Papermaking is recommended, but not required. Please see SSA website for the materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Tues, 1/20/2015 to 4/7/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Other days, evenings or Sat by appointment
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/20/2015 and ending 4/7/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

4050 | Paper Cards (Full)
$50 @ 50 | SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CLASS
Learn some basic skills needed to make cards for any occasion. In Paper Cards, students will be shown how to make a sheet of paper and a few simple decorative techniques to create cards that are complete as they are or paper that is ready for other embellishing processes. Explore more about card making in the companion class Letterpress Cards the following weekend. All necessary materials will be supplied. Please see SSA website for an optional materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Sat, 1/24/2015 to 1/24/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/24/2015 and ending 1/24/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.