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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. No pulp or fiber is included. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair only. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. Papermaking is a wet process. Shoes that cover the foot must be worn to work in the studio. Wear shoes that can get wet. Aprons are available in the studio.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Wed, 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Alternate times by arrangement)
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $35
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/27/2015 and ending 5/27/2015 at 10:30AM
 
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. No pulp or fiber is included. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair only. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. Papermaking is a wet process. Shoes that cover the foot must be worn to work in the studio. Wear shoes that can get wet. Aprons are available in the studio.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Wed, 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Alternate times by arrangement)
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $90 | Members: $75
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/27/2015 and ending 6/10/2015 at 10:30AM
 
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. No pulp or fiber is included. Prerequisite: Previous papermaking experience plus permission from the department chair only. Please check with Whitehead on schedule availability for alternate days. Papermaking is a wet process. Shoes that cover the foot must be worn to work in the studio. Wear shoes that can get wet. Aprons are available in the studio.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Wed, 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 | 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Alternate times by arrangement)
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/27/2015 and ending 5/27/2015 at 10:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

4001 | Beginning Papermaking
Explore some of the unique possibilities that handmade paper can be used for - bookmaking, printmaking, decorating, collage, or sculpture. Learn about the paper pulping process from raw plant and fiber to the wet pulp forming, how to color pulp with pigments, and the experience of using the pulp to make paper sheets. 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, 6/2/2015 to 7/21/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $200 | Members: $185
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/2/2015 and ending 7/21/2015 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 for the beginner or 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, 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $35
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/26/2015 and ending 5/26/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

4015b | Papermaking Instruction: 5 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 for the beginner or 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, 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $115 | Members: $100
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/26/2015 and ending 6/23/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $115.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $100.00 ea.

4015c | Papermaking Instruction: 10 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 for the beginner or 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, 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $215 | Members: $200
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/26/2015 and ending 7/28/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $200.00 ea.

4050 | Flax Papermaking (Full)
$50 @ 50 | SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CLASS
Flax, a high tensile strength (bast) plant fiber similar to hemp and jute, is best known for making linen cloth. It is also a beautiful fiber for making a diverse selection of handmade papers. A sampling of the flax fiber pulp will be available for the creation of both sheet forming and sculpture work. Beginners will be shown how to make a sheet of paper and a few simple decorative techniques. Students also enrolled in Papermaking Instruction or Studio Rental may stay in the afternoon until fiber is used up. Includes most materials: please see SSA website for a materials list.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Sat, 6/13/2015 to 6/13/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/13/2015 and ending 6/13/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.