Introduction to Bookbinding

June 21st, 2023 6:00 PM

  • Instructor: Madison Gordon
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $80
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This is an in person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every beginning book artist should know! Students 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. 

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 21 :: 6-9pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Madison Gordon (she/her)

Madison is a bookbinder living in Oakland, CA, currently working at the Key Printing & Binding and Zukor Art Conservation. She is fascinated by paper, and loves making and repairing practical, fun, accessible, and well-made structures for the use and enjoyment of the everyday people. Madison is also trained in letterpress printing and has worked previously with Small Editions in Brooklyn, NY.

Past Student Reviews:

“The projects were perfect for the intro class. I was able to practice and make additional projects at home.”

“I felt really engaged and inspired!”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States