Creative Carousel Books :: Layers & Windows

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$ 185.00

March 12th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 12th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: March 12th, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation. The instructor guides students through the process of planning, creating, and constructing a carousel book – all in one action-packed day! Additional class discussions will focus on calculating page dimensions and layout for different sizes of carousel books – a process that may seem daunting at first, but isn’t as tricky as it seems!

Materials to Bring: Any additional papers/ephemera that might be used as decoration for book covers (photos/collage elements/etcetera).

Optional: You may want to bring additional items for page decoration and creating imagery, since we will spend an hour or two in class working on the “insides” of our books. Some suggestions: rubber stamps, colored pencils, items for collage, small bits of ephemera, pen & inks, stencils, etc.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, bone folder, pencil, right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), glue brush, scissors, awl; 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, March 12, 2017 :: 10am-6pm

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 | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been creating artists books since 2001. Her works can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair. As a workshop instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Hinchcliff delights in sharing her knowledge of book structures and history with a wide range of students.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008) and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the many styles and formats of correspondence art. Her blog "Every Day Should Be a Red Letter Day" highlights the creative connection between the USPS and artists.

Past Student Reviews:

“This workshop was fantastic! The teacher was able to thoroughly explain all of the concepts and give the class a lot of ideas for future projects. We were able to get a full book completed and get assistance every step of the way. The teacher has a lot of enthusiasm for books and teaching, and left me with a great impression of the center!”

“Jennie was an awesome instructor! Fun and enthusiastic, but still able to control the class and stay organized. You can tell she is passionate about what she does and enjoys teaching this content.”

“Jennie was wonderful. Generous with her knowledge. Extremely well organized.” 

$ 185.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States