Introduction to Bookbinding PLUS!

$ 90.00

August 6th, 2017 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 6th, 2017 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: August 6th, 2017 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

So: you know you're interested in bookbinding, but you’re not feeling quite ready for the Bookbinding Core? This four hour “Advanced Intro” class is just what you’re looking for! Students gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing and multiple-signature bindings. In class discussions will include important topics such as paper grain, making informed materials choices, and how glue affects different types of paper. Students leave class with four different sewn softcover bindings.

*Watch a video about this workshop!

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.)

Optional and available for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, scissors, awl, utility knife, metal ruler.

Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Bookbinding or similar bookbinding experience.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $90.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 6, 2017 :: 1-5pm

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, 23 Sandy Gallery, the Minnesota Center for the Book, and Asheville Bookworks. 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 publications "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 was an amazing way to introduce me to bookbinding and to the center and all it has to offer."

“Jennie was a wealth of knowledge. She catered to everyone's needs and went at a good pace based on our abilities. She gave good info and then some. I would definitely take another class or work on a project with her again!”

“Fun, interesting & informative.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States