Online Workshops

San Francisco Center for the Book is committed to keeping our community connected through a variety of online tools. We are offering online workshops as a chance for our instructors to open up their knowledge and their studios to others who want to keep their hands working on something creative.

Please note that while all our classes are held on Zoom we are not recording these in an attempt to maintain an open classroom environment where students can be seen, ask questions, and be instructed towards best practices.

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Pochoir for Book Decoration with Bettina Pauly :: Monday, August 10, 2020 :: 3:00–5:00pm PDT   FULL

Fill a small accordion book with pochoir designs!

Encore: Basic Book Structures PLUS with Nina Eve Zeininger :: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 :: 4:00-6:00pm PDT FULL

Continue expanding your bookmaking toolkit with four different simple structures in this popular beginning course.

MORE Dynamic Pop-Ups for Miniature Books with Shawn Sheehy :: Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2020 FULL

Engineer even more structures that get you above, beyond, and even behind the page in this three-session class.

Flag Book with Bettina Pauly :: Monday & Friday, August 17 & 21, 2020 :: 3:00-5:00pm PDT 

Learn this visually intricate, classic artist book structure in a two-session workshop.

Encore: Presentation Accordion with Nina Eve Zeininger :: Thursday, August 20, 2020 :: 4:00-6:00pm PDT 

Gather up loose photos or postcards and turn them into an accordion book - perfect for ephemera lovers!

Suminagashi Marbled Notebook with Juliayn Coleman :: Tuesday & Thursday, August 25 & 27, 2020 :: 4:00-6:00pm PDT 

Make your own marbled paper in the Japanese style, and use it to cover a notebook.

Contemporary Gilding with Solange Roberdeau :: Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30, 2020 :: 10:00-12:00pm PDT 

Learn to apply metal leaf to paper, wood and stone as a compositional element.