Miniature Specimen Enclosures

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$ 185.00

August 9th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Rhiannon Alpers
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 9th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 9th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This 1-day intensive workshop focuses on showcasing an artist's visual collection of natural curiosities in a truly one of a kind enclosure structure. The class will concentrate on collaging small dimensional treasures in this book/box combination structure. Works will include a unique hardcover book with frame and inset decorative panel 3.5" tall. Using an assemblage of historic illustrations, found objects, altered book components and natural artifacts provided by the instructor, students will explore boundless possibilities for adding found/handmade materials and written content. 

Materials to Bring: Notebook and pen to take notes, found objects and natural materials 1” or less in thickness.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: Scissors, X-Acto or utility knife, 12” ruler, pencil, glue brush, bone folder.

Workshop Fee (includes $18 materials fee): $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, August 9, 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

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.”

“Very clear instructions, relaxed professional atmosphere.”

[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Rhiannon’s expertise.” 

$ 185.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States