Introduction to Bookbinding

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June 20th, 2024 6:00 PM

  • Instructor: Hanna Rashidi
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $80
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

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: Thursday, June 20, 2024 :: 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 approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Hanna Rashidi (she/her)

Hanna is a bookbinder and writer living in Burlingame. She has experience in papermaking, bookbinding, and printmaking from her studies at Brown University, and has exhibited work at the RISD Art Book Fair. She is drawn to the tactility of books, as well their ability to partner with text to bring life into the stories kept between pages. Most of all she is passionate about the craft of bookbinding and its respect for the materials it engages.

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375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States