WINTERmester 2022

Looking for a way to liven up your winter break?  Summer Sessions is offering three fabulous non-credit courses between January 3-9,  so you will have an opportunity to learn something new and express yourself creatively in the new year!


  • Bookmaking: Clamshell Casements and Partitioned Boxes with Margo Klass
  • Bicycle Maintenance and Repair with Simon Rakower
  • Paint Like Sydney Laurence with Mary Albanese


Registration for these courses is done via CampDoc.


Click on the thumbnails above for course details!

Bookmaking: Clamshell Casements and Partitioned Boxes
Instructor: Margo Klass
Meets: Friday, January 7th (6PM-8:30PM), Saturday and Sunday, January 8-9th (10AM-4PM)
Location: Murie 306
Description: The clamshell box is an elegant casement that provides protection and storage for books, objects, or collections of printed materials. Learn how to create this classic structure step by step, following a comprehensive series of diagrams, drawings, and written instructions. You will be guided through the processes of measuring, cutting, assembling, and covering with book cloth a clamshell casement sized to a book of your choice (size restrictions apply). Its cover has an optional inset for a title plate.  Adding partitions to a clamshell is a logical extension of the basic structure, useful for making storage boxes or artist books that have more than one component. This workshop includes making a model of a partitioned tray using techniques that will expand the uses of clamshell casements and inspire ideas for future projects. Pre-cut pieces of book board will be provided for this part of the workshop. A list of materials and other information will be provided upon registration.
Cost: $195 (Materials fee included in tuition)

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair 
Instructor: Simon Rakower
Meets: January 3-7, Monday - Friday, 6PM-9PM
Location: U-Park 102
Description: Comprehensive and practical, hands-on bicycle maintenance and repair focusing on road and mountain bikes. Emphasis on drive chain, shifting, brakes, wheels (straightening), tires, tubes (flats), steering systems, cable replacement and lubrication. Review geometry and physics of the bicycle, the world’s most efficient means of transportation
Cost: $135

Paint Like Sydney Laurence
Instructor: Mary Albanese
Meets: January 3-7, Monday-Friday, 12PM-4PM 
Location: Zoom
Description: Study a collection of paintings by Sydney Laurence and Fred Machetanz up close. Following visual examination, students will create studies of the works through their own drawings and paintings, capturing and recreating elements of the master's work, focusing on elements of composition, color scheme, and brush stroke techniques
Cost: $200


Mary Albanese - Instructor,

Klass, Margo - Instructor,

Rakower, Simon - Instructor,