Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding
May 4th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: May 4th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: May 4th, 2019 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
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 1 :: Coptic Binding
To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding. In addition to coming away with a finished book made by hand, students will also be introduced to the tools and terms of bookbinding. Basic practices and equipment will be discussed as students familiarize themselves with both skills and safety measures needed for working in a bindery.
Basic vocabulary of bookbinding tools and equipment
Basic bindery practices and procedures
Understanding paper grain
Folding, pressing, piercing, sewing, cutting and gluing
- Board shear, nipping press, hand tools
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Prerequisite: None; optional: Introduction to Bookbinding
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*
*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: Saturday, May 4, 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 | 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 website ninaevezeininger.com and at her Etsy store neon sprinkles studio and follow her activities on her blog: Things I Make and Find.
Past Student Reviews
“Nina was an excellent instructor who was friendly and paced the class very well so that everyone had fun without running out of time.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed my first class at SFCB!”
“I can tell that Nina cares a lot about the process of making a book. Throughout the course, Nina gave us a lot of great tips on how to use the tools and how to keep our workspaces clean and organized.”
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