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$ 140.00

May 15th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: May 15th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: May 22nd, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Boxes come in all shapes and sizes, with lids, compartments and drawers. In this workshop you'll learn the mechanics of folded boxes and make several different styles from custom made templates (circular box, matchbox with drawer, square box with lid, and more). We’ll discuss how to modify patterns for folded boxes and what papers and adhesives work best.   

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: scissors, utility knife, ruler, cutting mat, pencil, bone folder, glue brush.

Pre-Requisite: Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding or similar bookbinding experience.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $140.00

Date & Time: Wednesdays, May 15 & 22, 2019 :: 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 | 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

Past Student Reviews:

“Great instruction, Rhiannon very pleasant, organized and knowledgable, enough time to complete the projects, nice papers to choose from, right number of people.” 

“Rhiannon was so patient and awesome. I am excited to work with other instructors as a result of this first experience."

“She was very good at pacing, instructing clearly, and giving every student the attention he or she required throughout the lesson. I wouldn't change a thing. She was extremely encouraging even when we made mistakes which made the experience so enjoyable and helped us to move past our mistakes and really focus on getting the technique correct.”

$ 140.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States