Flim Flam Books :: Exploring the Jacob's Ladder Structure

$ 180.00

September 10th, 2017 10:00 AM

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

 What is a “Flim Flam book”?  Why, it's a little bit flip book and a little bit flip book. After spending the morning creating Jacob’s Ladder books, students will create ATCs (artist trading cards) as part of their second book of the day: a Flim Flam Book! 

Uses for these two book structures include everything from artist book editions to showcasing collage work or mini-prints – whatever strikes your fancy! 

Materials to Bring: materials for mark making or decorating artist trading cards (ATCs), if you have additional tools that you would like to bring, feel free to do so

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, utility knife, pencil, bookbinding awl, scissors, metal ruler, right angle triangle, small to medium size is best, glue stick. 

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Sunday, September 10, 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 teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; 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.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), 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 infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:

“Jennie was very well organized, very supportive, and enthusiastic. She had everything prepared ahead of time and supplied high quality materials -- she is very generous. “

“The environment is very nice: bright, spacious, and welcoming. The registration process was efficient and the staff that I talked with were friendly, professional and knowledgable. I am very impressed.”

“Jennie was very patient and supportive. You can tell that she is an experienced teacher. She knows how to explain concepts that might confuse students. She kept the class on track and handled the various levels of expertise of the students in an effective and gracious manner.”

“Jennie is a fabulous instructor. I've never taken any traditional book arts classes, and am mostly self-taught. When I study with Jennie I always learn how to refine my techniques and can do more precise and beautiful work at home.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States