Introduction to Bookbinding

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$ 65.00

August 26th, 2016 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 26th, 2016 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 26th, 2016 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The Introduction to Bookbinding course teaches basic structures and stitches that every book artist should know in order to create a multitude of books. Discuss tools and materials for bookbinding and explore adhesives, paper types and uses, as well as grain for paper and book cloth. Learn a variety of structures—single-sheet book, accordion book, single-section pamphlet stitch, combined concertina, and Japanese stab—and make fun, simple books that can be turned into artists’ books.

The instructor will give a full overview of the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Bookbinding Program and how (and why) to obtain the SFCB Bookbinding Certificate.

Materials to Bring: None. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date & Time: Friday, August 26, 2016 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Nina Eve Zeininger

Nina Eve Zeininger has been obsessed with books since before she could read when she received Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child. While earning her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible and after graduating completed the Bookbinding Certificate program at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She now spends her time teaching book arts workshops throughout California, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and playing fetch with her cats. You can view her work on her and at her Etsy store neon sprinkles studio and follow her activities on her blog: Things I Make and Find.

Past Student Reviews:

"The pace of the class was great. I like that history was incorporated, an intro to the materials and then plenty of time to create."

"Nina was so great! She kept it interesting and light and kept everyone engaged, which can be tough in an evening class. Everyone was different ages/skill levels but no one felt overwhelmed and no one was bored. Everyone was super pleased with their little collection of books at the end!"

"Very helpful and knowledgeable. She did a great job illustrating how many different types of books can be created and I think really expanded everyone's idea of what a "book" is." 

$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States