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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.

Papermaking Note:
Papermaking is a wet process. Closed-toe shoes that can get wet must be worn to work in the studio. Water-proof aprons are available.

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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 Chair, 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: 6/5/2017 to 8/4/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $50 | Members/Seniors (65+): $35
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 35.00 ea.

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 Chair, 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: 6/5/2017 to 8/5/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $90 | Members/Seniors (65+): $75
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

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 Chair, 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: 6/5/2017 to 8/5/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 6/5/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

4025 | Wet Collage
Interested in collage or working with mixed media? This class will introduce papermaking as the first step in the collage process where collage elements are added in to the wet handmade paper. Steps on how to emboss and apply pulp paint to your collage will also be covered. Students will also learn how to lay in the design, and what types of papers and images work best in this type of collage. Tuition includes some materials; please see SSA website for the materials list. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Jo Etta Jupe
Dates: Sat, 8/5/2017 to 8/5/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $60 | Members/Seniors (65+): $45
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 8/5/2017 and ending 8/5/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 45.00 ea.

4244 | Pulp Painting
Put down the squeeze bottle and pick up the paintbrush because we are going to paint with paper pulp. This two-day workshop will explore image making in hand papermaking. Working with multiple moulds, contact paper, and dental syringes, students will manipulate and apply thin veils of pigmented cotton in layers onto a base sheet to start forming imagery. To complete the work, students will use finely beaten, pigmented cotton rag and soft bristle brushes of various sizes to create pencil-thin lines or large swaths of color. This is a great class for printmakers and book artists. Basic sheet forming, pigmenting, and editioning will be covered. No prior papermaking experience necessary. Please see SSA website for the materials list. Tuition includes some materials; students will need to pay for pulp separately. See *PAPERMAKING NOTE.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Shannon Brock
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/22/2017 to 7/23/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $165 | Members/Seniors (65+): $150
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/22/2017 and ending 7/23/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.