Book Arts and Papermaking

Book Arts and Papermaking offers both traditional and explorative classes at all levels in papermaking, bookbinding, decorative paper techniques and letterpress printing. Papermaking and Book Arts classes are held in the Picante Paper and Book Arts Studios, located on the second floor of the Santikos Building.

Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Class details (meeting times, tuition, etc.) are listed below.

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Book Art Class Notes

Studio Note: Students who are currently registered for an on-campus book art or papermaking class will be allowed open studio access. They will need to sign up in advance. times will be discussed in class. No outside studio time will be permitted at this time.

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Book Arts Classes - Spring 2023


Course Description

Learn to make unique albums and photobooks using archival materials and bookbinding techniques. An expandable album for mounting photos will be covered as well as a stacked folio book which allows for uninterrupted printing across page spreads. Bring in your own 4 x 6-inch photos to include in your photo book. Includes some materials, see website for a list of items needed for class.

Instructor

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder

Dates

Mon, Feb 6 & 13 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Location

Droste Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

2

Tuition - Regular

$165

Tuition - Friends

$150


Course Description

Learn to stitch a four-hole stab binding, yotsume toji, along with other binding variations (tortoise shell, hemp leaf and kangzi) using traditional Japanese tools and Japanese paper. Discussion about the history of papermaking in Japan including the hand printed papers of Chiyogami and Katazomi-shi. Students will experience first hand the traditional way to back paper or cloth for the cover, learn traditional folding techniques for the inner binding threads or kayori, and how to fold the pouch-like pages with a bamboo folder.

Instructor

Lindsay Nakashima

Dates

Sat, Apr 1 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Droste Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

1

Tuition - Regular

$165

Tuition - Friends

$150


Course Description

The course will cover traditional Japanese box making techniques and will use these methods and tools to make a wrap case—a decorative hard cover to hold and protect a favorite book. All materials including paper and tools are provided, however students should bring a small book, small sketchbook, or moleskin that they wish to create a case for and their own tools if preferred.

Instructor

Lindsay Nakashima

Dates

Sun, Apr 2 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Droste Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

1

Tuition - Regular

$165

Tuition - Friends

$150

Papermaking Classes - Spring 2023


Course Description

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 creating paper pulp, adding color to the paper pulp, and using stencils and vails to create paper samples to take home. Includes all materials. NOTE: Papermaking is a wet process; please dress accordingly, closed-toed & non-slip shoes should be worn. Water-proof aprons are available. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Instructor

Lacey Mills

Dates

Sat, Feb 11 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Picante Paper Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

1

Tuition - Regular

$140

Tuition - Friends

$125


Course Description

All paper originates from organic or plant material. Learn the process of how to prepare, cook, and correctly process plants for use in hand-papermaking. Iris and pineapple leaves for the process the full process from plant to paper. In addition, abaca paper pulp with flower petal inclusions will also be prepared for students to pull their own paper sheets. NOTE: Papermaking is a wet process; please dress accordingly, closed-toed & non-slip shoes should be worn. Water-proof aprons are available. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Instructor

Jo Etta Jupe

Dates

Sat, Mar 4 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Picante Paper Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

1

Tuition - Regular

$145

Tuition - Friends

$130


Course Description

For two Saturday sessions, the paper studio will be open for students to work on their projects with an instructor available to advise or guide them with specific projects or use of equipment. Projects can range for pulp painting, casting pulp. 3-D forms, or sheet paper for later use. The instructor and student will connect prior to the session to tailor the session to their needs. Limited amount of abaca pulp will be provided to each student and students will be advised if their project requires additional or other materials that are not provided. NOTE: Papermaking is a wet process; please dress accordingly, closed-toed & non-slip shoes should be worn. Water-proof aprons are available. Includes some materials; please bring a bag lunch.

Instructor

Jo Etta Jupe

Dates

Sat, Mar 25 & Apr 1 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location

Picante Paper Studio | Santikos Building

Sessions

2

Tuition - Regular

$185

Tuition - Friends

$170

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