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$ 350.00

August 17th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 17th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 24th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Bookbinding Core Certificate Program

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.  It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery. Click here to learn more about the Bookbinding Core Certificate Program and find out how you may receive a discount on classes.


Bookbinding Core 4 :: Classic Rounded Back Cloth Binding

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series (taught in two sessions) uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding. In this structure students will learn to lace cords into the boards used for sewing the book. After sewing, the book will be rounded and backed before the boards are attached and covered. More terms, more tools, more techniques: such are the rewards of the skilled bookbinder!

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Cores 1, 2 and 3

  • Knowledge:

    • Engineering involved in bindings that are rounded, backed and laced.

  • Skills:

    • Rounding and backing

    • Hand sewing silk endbands

    • Lacing in cords

    • Making and attaching a hollow

  • Equipment:

    • Job backer

    • Backing hammer

    • Guillotine

      All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Bookbinding Cores 1, 2, 3

Workshop + Materials Fee: $350.00*

*EARLY BIRD Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) BEFORE April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $795. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.

*Full Series Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) AFTER April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $850. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.

Date & Time: Saturdays, August 17 & 24, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Rhiannon Alpers

Rhiannon Alpers, has an MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Book Arts from UCSB. She is a papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She has taught academic courses at San Francisco Art Institute, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Dominican University, Academy of Art University, Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, Columbia College Chicago, Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has taught workshops for Penland School of Crafts, Book Arts LA, San Diego Book Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Kala Printmaking Institute, Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, and at her own studio in the Mission District. For more information visit rhiannonalpers.com


Past Student Reviews:

“Was very glad it was spread out over two days. It was appreciated to be able to have some space to decompress from information overload.”

“The entire Core series was a great experience.”

“The instructor was very detailed in every step and shown the class or anyone that needed help.”


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$ 350.00
375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States