Intimate Spaces :: A Book of Rooms

July 29th, 2023 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Nikki Thompson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $130
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. 

Captivate readers with this dynamic structure. A seemingly simple codex – which is actually two accordions attached together – opens delightfully to reveal three hidden rooms when the center page is pulled open. Each “room” provides an intimate space for showcasing your illustrations, photographs, collages, etc. This versatile book structure is appropriate for both beginners and experienced bookmakers. 

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring:

  • Collage materials
  • Rubber stamps and stamp pads
  • Drawing pens or pencils
  • Any materials you use for markmaking
  • Your favorite bookbinding tools

Date & Time: Saturday, July 29, 2023 :: 10am-4pm

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 | Nikki Thompson (she/her)

Nikki Thompson is a book artist (aka Deconstructed Artichoke Press) and poet.  With an MFA from the California College of the Arts, her art explores architecture, feminism, and the politics of work through the mixed media of bookmaking, printmaking, and photography. Her work has been awarded First Prize at Gallerie Renee Marie and a Purchase Prize at 23 Sandy Gallery. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received the College Book Arts Association Project Assistance Grant. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband and daughter. Her work can be seen at

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States