Playing with Image Transfers

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June 1st, 2024 9:30 AM

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

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $225
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, learning how to create image transfers will introduce you to a whole new world of using creative imagery in your work. Courtney will demonstrate her favorite methods from her book, Playing with Image Transfers on how to transfer onto paper, fabric, wood and more with inexpensive materials. The resulting images are beautiful for adding dimension and depth to all work.

Courtney will begin the class with demos on a variety of transfer methods using photocopies and found imagery. Spend the afternoon playing with these methods, layering them, and working them into your own sketchbook creating many samples to refer to.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: 

  • A sketchbook with smooth paper
  • Scissors


  • Laser photocopies of images you like, family photos, etc (ink jet prints will not work!)
  • Bits of fabric or ephemera to combine with tranfers
  • Bone folder

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 2024 :: 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. 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 | Courtney Cerruti (she/her)

Courtney Cerruti is an artist, author, and collaborator working out of Oakland, California. She’s authored 5 art and craft books with Quarto and Abrams, which have been translated into Italian, French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

She works in many media, with watercolor being a current favorite. She is a mother of a young child (and a dog) and currently teaches workshops all over the country and online at where she is Editor-In-Chief. Say hello and check out her work on her site or on Instagram @ccerruti.

Past Student Reviews:

"Courtney was great at doing demos and showing finished pieces. We had the afternoon to experiment and to ask questions."

“Clear instruction, well prepped, lots of time to experiment, opportunity to ask questions.”

“She spent a lot of time explaining each method. And she gave a lot of info on supplies and brands of products. She was extremely well prepared with supplies.”

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