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San Francisco Center for the Book
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Join us for our open house and celebration!

On Friday, April 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we're celebrating our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. Come and join us for demos and hands-on activities with many of our fantastic instructors! This is a free event, so be sure to stop by with your friends to kick off your weekend with some fun and creativity. More information can be found below, and be sure to RSVP here or share this event on Facebook!

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Printing Demos and Activities

Letterpress Printing with Leigh McLellan
Available: 6:00 - 8:30pm

Learn how our Vandercook cylinder presses work and then print your very own keepsake to take home with you!

Scratch Film Printing with James Tucker
Available: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Scratch your own designs into special film, and then work with James to turn your scratchings into printing plates and art on one of our printing presses!

Platen Press Printing Demo with Meredith Hudson
Available: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Not sure exactly what a platen press is or what it does? Then be sure to visit this demo with Meredith to see our amazing platen presses (like the one on the left) in action!

Binding Demos and Activities

Maze Bookmaking with Nina Zeininger-Byrne
Available: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Learn about this unique three-dimensional book structure and practice making one yourself!

Advanced Binding Demo with Juliayn Coleman
Available: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Watch an expert bookbinder in action as she demonstrates advanced bookmaking techniques.

Small and Scrappy Demo with Judy Serebrin
Time: 6:30 - 7:00pm

Learn how tiny little books like the ones on the right can be made with just a few scraps of paper.

Arts Demos and Activities

Artist Trading Cards with Courtney Cerruti
Available: 6:00 - 9:00pm

In this hands-on activity, Courtney will show you how to stamp, staple, collage, stitch and draw on baseball-sized cards that can be traded with artists worldwide.

Collage, History and Technique with Taun Relihan
Available: 8:00 - 9:00pm

Because collage and other art techniques of collecting and assembling evoke the working of the mysterious in the process of creativity, viewers, as well as artists themselves, are often profoundly moved by the beauty and meaning found in collage. In this short session, learn about the history of this technique and explore one of Taun's works-in-progress.

Hand Lettering Names with Billy Hutchinson
Available: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Hand lettering is one of SFCB's most popular classes, and this is the perfect chance to see our talented instructor in action and walk away with a little keepsake!

San Francisco Center for the Book | 375 Rhode Island Street San Francisco CA 94103 | 415-565-0545