Category Archives: Workshop

Interviews with Our Instructors!

We’ve been working with all of the wonderful videos our friends have made for and about us this year at the San Francisco Center for the Book, trying to get our YouTube Channel up and running. My favorite finds have been the interviews with the fantastically smart, interesting people who teach our workshops and really make […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Industrial Mandalas

Mark Faigenbaum has twice been artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, but when Mary Austin talks about him, she’s more excited about the time he spent as artist-in-residence at the city dump. His partnership with San Francisco Recycling and Disposal (as the dump is more accurately known) stemmed from his interest in […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Second Chance Books

Plan to take part in SFCB’s Upcycled Journal workshop! This one is a perennial favorite, and the perfect way to lighten up an old box of books. Join instructor Juliayn Coleman in disassembling one and turning that “I really shouldn’t throw it away” book into an “I never leave home without it” journal. In this conservation-focused […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

The ABC’s of Typesetting

I can’t say I’m a “regular” at SFCB – I’ve only been working here for a month. But still, not much gives me more glee than walking in on a Monday to find  a center full of new students. Let’s take a peek at the classes I’ve been peeking at: For the last two weeks, […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Letterpress Inking 101

What? “The Secrets of Inking for Letterpress,” a printing workshop with instructor Alan Hillesheim When? July 18th, 6:30 – 9:30pm All right, give me the spiel. Sure, you know the difference between a Vandercook cylinder press and a floor-model platen. You can set type and pull out some very nice broadsides – heck, you’ve even printed your own […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

The Book of You

The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón once said, “Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it an dream about it.” In some books, we can only glimpse this soul tangentially… in the way a few words are organized on the page, or in […]

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Zoe
Zoe
Zoe is a student at Reed College, and an amateur playwright. During the summer of 2013 she is a volunteer at SFCB contributing her time and wit to the library and her sorting talents to the California job cases in the print studio.

Coptic Bookbinding Workshops with Judith Serebrin

Last year I took a couple fantastic binding workshops at the Center for the Book with Judith Serebrin! Check out what I made. I took double-needle coptic binding, and the watercolor sketchbook with magnetic closure. More images of these books are on my blog, here and here.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

How Extraordinary Books Are Made | A Fundraising Event at 826 Valencia

The Night Writer Society of 826 Valencia is proud to present a seminar on bookmaking (for aspiring or current bookmakers) and fundraising event on March 15, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00. THE SECRETS OF FANTASTICALLY DIFFERENT BOOKS REVEALED TO AN ENRAPTURED AUDIENCE The event will feature Rhiannon Alpers, SF Center for the Book Studio Manager, […]

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SFCB
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Gutwrench Press and Vandercook Maintenance at SFCB

Hope of Gutwrench Press, posted the following on her blog following the Paul Moxon Vandercook Maintenance workshop. We’re pleased to share it with you here. To view the original post go to http://gutwrenchpress.blogspot.com/2013/01/vandercook-weekend.html Gutwrench Press is dedicated to handmade paper crafts, printing and communication through fine art, zines and the Keep Writing postcard project.  We […]

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SFCB
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Bookbinding Workshops With Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding

The San Francisco Center for the Book is pleased to be offering a special series this April in association with the American Academy of Bookbinding and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Donald Glaister, Director of the Fine Binding Program at the American Academy of Bookbinding will be teaching two workshops and a giving a free […]

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