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.
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.
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.
Classes are open-enrollment to the community. Class registration is a simple process. Read 'How to Register' below to get started. Click here to view all registration policies and guidelines, including information on payments, class withdraws and cancellations, refunds, and more.
Learn the basic construction, techniques, and terminology associated with bookbinding. Students will make several different types of books, such as a saddle stitch, leporello, and Japanese binding. Students will get to then take what they’ve learned and create a custom book covers using various materials and adhesives. Students will leave with small books demonstrating different binding techniques and one larger creation of their choice. Includes some materials; please see website for a materials list.
Sat, Jun 17 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Droste Studio | Santikos Building
Discover the basics of letterpress printing while creating mini-posters and broadsides. In this two-day workshop, learn to set wood and metal type, mix ink, and work on the Vandercook cylinder press. Students will be able to design their own project, print take-home pieces for themselves, as well as contribute to a collaborative print swap. This is an excellent workshops for those interested in trying letterpress printing in a hands-on setting. No prior printing experience is required. Equipment and ink provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes, see website for a materials list.
Sat & Sun, May 13 & 21 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Book Arts Studio | Santikos Building
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.
Sat, June 10 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Picante Paper Studio | Santikos Building
Studio Rental provides shared studio work time to those experienced in printmaking or papermaking. Renters must have a good understanding of the print/paper equipment and studio protocol; no materials or instruction will be available during this time; renters must supply their own inks, pigments, paper, and linters. Prerequisite: Individuals must email Lacey Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval prior to registering and must have successfully completed several printmaking or papermaking classes.
Jun 2 - Aug 6
Fri, 9:00am – 4:00pm | Sat & Sun 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Jun 2 - Aug 6
Days and times to be arranged