Alternative Surfaces for Bookbinding

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$ 185.00

August 20th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 20th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 20th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Color, surface, texture and pattern can make our materials completely unique and greatly enhance the visual depth of books, boxes and sculptural books.

As a class we will be working through five different techniques for creating unique and surprising paper surfaces you can use in your bindings. Laminating, encaustic papers, tyvek surfaces, image transfer, and creating alternative bookcloth will give students creative sparks to fuel their artist books. Each student will have a chance to make examples of each of these techniques and take several samples home.

Students are sure to come away with many ideas to take back to their bookmaking practice. 

All the methods covered are home and studio friendly and accessible to beginners through advanced bookmakers – the ideas can give any artist a creative charge to their work.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 20, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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:

“Rhiannon was very knowledgable, easy to follow, and helpful.”

“Loved it!” 

“Enjoyed the entire day.”

“Organized teacher and great classmates."


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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States