Introduction to Bookbinding 1 in-person workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 70.00

August 30th, 2021 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: August 30th, 2021 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 30th, 2021 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person


This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated (honor system) and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every beginning book artist should know! Students in this three-hour workshop will learn five staple structures of the bookbinding world: pamphlet stitch, two versions of one-sheet wonders, accordion folding, and a Japanese stab binding. If you’ve been curious about book arts basics, this is a great starter class; in three hours, you’ll gain the know-how to start making books of your own. 

Students also learn about local resources, bookbinding tools, and SFCB’s Bookbinding Core Program, as well as protocol for studio rental.

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $70.00
Scholarships are available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Monday, August 30, 2021 :: 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 | Bettina Pauly

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “How much we were able to do in three hours.”

“So much learning packed efficiently in a 3 hour window delivered so passionately and clearly by Bettina. She truly cared that we all understood every bit of the information and took time to give us 1-1 attention. It was very fulfilling to complete several short projects and have something tactile to take by home and continue the learning process. I will probably use some of these techniques immediately. This is my first workshop at your center and I will surely be coming back for many more. Bettina is a great ambassador for SFCB!” 

$ 70.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States