Bookbinding Core 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

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$ 200.00

February 23rd, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: February 23rd, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: February 23rd, 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 2 :: Flat-Back Case Binding

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case. Students will learn more about the mechanics of books as they build on skills from Core 1 and expand both their vocabulary and capabilities in and around the bindery.

Competencies Gained:

  • Build on skills from Core 1

  • Knowledge:

    • Mechanism and relationships of the elements of a bound book and case binding

    • Bookbinding materials: threads and tapes

  • Skills:

    • Spine gluing and lining, endsheets/flyleaves structure and application, endbands

    • Edge decoration (optional)

  • Equipment:

    • Finishing press

All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, February 23, 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 | 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 rhiannonalpers.com.


Past Student Reviews:

“Learned a lot. Instructor was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable.”

“What I liked most about this workshop was Rhiannon's responsiveness to individuals AND her clarity”

“All aspects of it were great, but the tips the instructor gave us that were not really "part of the curriculum" were invaluable.”

“Excellent.  Patient and helpful”
“I felt like I learned a lot in this class and Rhiannon was a great instructor. “

“The finished result was very satisfying. Great tips and details along the way, especially the tips about working with glue. Very approachable instructor who broke things down into clear small steps.”


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States