Distressed Wooden Boards Binding

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$ 370.00

January 18th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 18th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 25th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This unique invented structure is sewn over leather straps and combines both the structural and the decorative through the use of unconventional materials. Layers, color, and depth play a key role in the painted board covers, and the sewing supports give a nod to historical bindings with an artistic variation.

In this two-day workshop students will explore the possibilities of combining hand-painted
wooden boards, non-adhesive binding, closures and sewing supports to create one of a kind books of their own. The structure has many applications which can give students ideas and inspiration about how to take this book to the next level in their own artists' book practice. 

Pre-Requisite: Bookbinding Core 1 :: Coptic Binding, or similar bookbinding experience.

Materials to Bring: Writing utensil and notebook for taking notes.

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

Workshop Fee (includes $28 materials fee): $370.00

Date & Time: Saturdays, January 18 & 25, 2020 :: 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 rhiannonalpers.com.

Past Student Reviews:

 “Rhiannon helped me see better and to think more deeply about how to work. Also, she was incredibly organized, knowledgeable and helpful.”

“Rhiannon provided excellent, patient instruction and very helpful troubleshooting."

“Great tips, understandable instructions, good at encouraging us to understand the process and not just follow the steps.”

$ 370.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States