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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

Call 210-200-8200 to register.

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
This one-day class will give students an opportunity to explore some of the possibilities of paper. Beginning Papermaking will include a discussion of the pulping process from plant to pulp, coloring pulp with pigments, and the experience of making their own paper. Students should wear shoes that can get wet.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Beck Whitehead
Dates: Sat, 6/7/2014 to 6/7/2014 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $65 | Members: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/7/2014 and ending 6/7/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $65.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $50.00 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 projects or on independent projects, and can signup for the number of sessions to suit 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, 5/27/2014 to 8/12/2014; or Sat by appointment | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50 | Members: $35
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/27/2014 and ending 5/27/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $35.00 ea.

4015b | Papermaking Instruction: 6 Sessions
Papermaking Instruction is open to all levels and can begin at any point during the semester. Students may work on guided projects or on independent projects, and can signup for the number of sessions to suit 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, 5/27/2014 to 8/12/2014; or Sat by appointment | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $165 | Members: $150
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/1/2014 and ending 7/8/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.

4015c | Papermaking Instruction: Full Semester
Papermaking Instruction is open to all levels and can begin at any point during the semester. Students may work on guided projects or on independent projects, and can signup for the number of sessions to suit 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, 5/27/2014 to 8/12/2014; or Sat by appointment | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Picante Paper Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/27/2014 and ending 5/27/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.