Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

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.

4002 | Introduction to Papermaking: Valentine Edition
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. In addition to natural pulp, red and pink pulp and heart shaped deckles will be available to make shaped cards. Sign up for 4015 | Papermaking Instruction for continued sessions in papermaking. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: Sat, 2/4/2017 to 2/4/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45

 

4004 | Paper Botanicals
Have you ever wanted to do something with those plants you've trimmed in your backyard besides throw them in the compost pile? Would you like to save some spring wildflowers or flowers from your yard by embedding the petals in paper? Using plant leaves from Iris, Yucca, and Pineapple, participants will learn how to make paper from botanical remnants. In addition, students will also learn how to process flowers for inclusions in paper. Please bring a lunch. Please see SSA website for the materials list. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jo Etta Jupe
Dates: Sat, 3/25/2017 to 3/25/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $135 | Members/Seniors (65+): $120

 

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, 2/21/2017 to 3/28/2017 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175 | Members/Seniors (65+): $160

 

4000a | Papermaking 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. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Eléonore Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the department coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 1/23/2017 to 4/7/2017 | Days and hours by arrangement | Building is accessible Mon-Sun, 9:00am-10:00pm
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $50 | Members/Seniors (65+): $35

 

4000b | Papermaking 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. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Eléonore Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the department coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 1/23/2017 to 4/7/2017 | Days and hours by arrangement | Building is accessible Mon-Sun, 9:00am-10:00pm
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $90 | Members/Seniors (65+): $75

 

4000c | Papermaking Studio Rental: Unlimited
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. Renters are responsible for clean up. Assistance and/or instruction is available upon request. Please contact Eléonore Lee to arrange studio time. Prerequisite: Experience with the desired equipment, understanding of studio protocol, permission from the department coordinator, and approval for each piece of equipment used. Contact Eléonore Lee at 210.200.8255 or elee@swschool.org. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE. No pulp or fiber is included with the rental fee.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Eleonore Lee
Dates: 1/23/2017 to 4/7/2017 | Days and hours by arrangement | Building is accessible Mon-Sun, 9:00am-10:00pm
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250