Letterpress Gift Tags

$ 75.00

November 14th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
  • Workshop Type: Printing, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: November 14th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: November 14th, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Gift tags are a quick way to embellish the wrapping of a present or send a quick message to a friend. Why not get fancy and make some letterpress gift tags for the upcoming season of gift giving?

In this workshop, work with SFCB's collection of lead and wood type, and dingbats to create a small collection of gift tags ready for use. Workshop participants will work on tabletop platen presses which are known for their ability to hand smaller size pieces of paper. Working in small teams, class participants will create lists of works and designs to be printed on the presses and everyone will leave with 20 - 30 gift tags. In this class, participants will work with factory-made gift tags as well as experiment with turning smaller papers into gift tags to broaden the range of possibilities.

While the basics of platen press operation will be discussed, this workshop does not qualify students to rent time on the presses. 

Materials to Bring: Pencil and paper for note taking, list of words to print on gift tags.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $75.00

Date & Time: Thursday, November 14, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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 | Nina Eve Zeininger

Nina Eve Zeininger has been obsessed with books since before she could read when she received Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child. While earning a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, Nina Eve took as many book and printmaking classes as possible and after graduating completed the Bookbinding Certificate program at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Nina Eve now spends their time teaching book arts workshops throughout California, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and playing fetch with their cats. You can view Nina Eve'a work at ninaevezeininger.com and follow along in real time on Instagram (@ninaevezeininger).

Past Student Reviews:

“Really fun - highly recommend. Nina was great, patient and attentive, and both demonstrated as well as helped us through all the steps.”

“Friendly and inspiring.”

“Nina has the knowledge, personality and passion to be teaching this class.”

“Nina is an excellent instructor...patient, fun, knowledgeable and a great communicator.”

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