Workshops

Workshops

San Francisco Center for the Book offers more than 300 workshops each year in three broad categories: Printing, Binding, and Related Arts. Registration begins as soon as each trimester's workshops are announced, and continues throughout the trimester. You are encouraged to register early, as class size is limited and workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register online, though you are welcome to register in person or by phone at 415-565-0545. Please note that we cannot reserve your place in a workshop without having received full payment. If the workshop is already full, you will be placed on a wait list and notified if space becomes available. Please visit our Registrations Policies page for complete information.

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Scroll through the complete workshop listing below. Click on a heading to sort the list by workshop type, instructor, date, etc. You can also view workshop categories via the menu bar – select All Workshops and a sub-menu will come up with a choice of printing, binding and arts workshops.
 

Workshops: All

Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: March 22, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

In this two day workshop, you will learn the basic letterforms, and the rhythm and spacing that give Italic its distinctive appearance. Acquire the skills to work with a broad-edged pen to provide a firm foundation for learning almost any calligraphic hand. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

Closed
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: March 22, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Closed
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: March 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition chapbook in just one day. Master printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for fifteen years.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Closed
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: March 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Tabletop Press as well as related models.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: March 28, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: March 29, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

In this two day workshop, you will learn the basic letterforms, and the rhythm and spacing that give Italic its distinctive appearance. Acquire the skills to work with a broad-edged pen to provide a firm foundation for learning almost any calligraphic hand. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 29, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: March 29, 2015, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: April 1, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 2, 2015, 10:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 2, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 2, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

Wait-list
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 4, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 4, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: April 6, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 6, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: April 7, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 21, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Wait-list
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: April 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 8, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: April 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 15, 2015, 9:30 PM
Will Cloughley

Dionysus says beware of creeping elegance, don’t be afraid to lose yourself and make a mess; Apollo says let’s sort this mess out and make it into something meaningful, harmonious, orderly. In Book of You—Part Two we will be guided by the voices of both of these ancient Greek gods that in balance resulted in the profundity of their highest art forms.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: April 9, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make fantastic illuminated letters! Beginners to advanced students will learn a traditional method for drawing well-balanced letters, will explore the close interaction of lines, and move forward to design and refine a single initial letter with drawn or colored elements. Individual results can range from simple and geometric to curved and organic using this dynamic model. Motifs and background patterns will be discussed.

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: April 10, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: April 10, 2015, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 11, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: April 11, 2015, 6:00 PM
Natalie Freed, Becca Rose

Learn to animate and add interactivity to your electronic books with crafted switches, sensors, and controllers! In this workshop we will expand the skills and knowledge learned in E-luminated Books Part 1.

Wait-list
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 12, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: April 12, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
Judith Serebrin

Create a watercolor-paper sketchbook, with an exposed-sewn binding, and a magnetic flap to close the book on the open end. Learn some design and watercolor techniques for decorating.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 14, 2015, 9:30 PM
Meredith Hudson

After taking Polymer Core 1, learn how to make detailed, high-quality photopolymer plates from digital files and film for letterpress printing.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: April 15, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 16, 2015, 10:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 18, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 18, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper.

Wait-list
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: April 25, 2015, 6:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn to print on a press small enough to fit into almost any studio! This workshop is ideal for beginners, especially those interested in printing cards and invitations.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: April 19, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 19, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: April 20, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: April 21, 2015, 4:00 PM
Jeff Hirst

Encaustic Collagraph is a printmaking class where the printing plate is made by painting encaustic medium (beeswax and damar resin) onto an acrylic panel.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 21, 2015, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: April 22, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 22, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: April 22, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 22, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to maintain your Jobbing Platen Press; get tips on troubleshooting and basic repair.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: April 24, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: April 24, 2015, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: April 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Just in time for Mother's Day, learn how to make a variety of blooms using paper.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: April 25, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 26, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: April 26, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: April 26, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, setting gauge pins, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: April 29, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: April 30, 2015, 10:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 2, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 2, 2015, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: May 2, 2015, 6:00 PM
Mary-Ellen Campbell

In this one day workshop, learn decorative Celtic Weave and Icicle bindings of multiple signatures into hard board covers.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 3, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 3, 2015, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

This box can be a shadow display box or using the beads and little circular indentations a true puzzle box where you can test your patience.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 3, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 3, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Bring digital back into analog in this final Core Certificate Program course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make the plates print fantastic. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: May 4, 2015, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 5, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 5, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Make notebooks and other printed goods using the Kwikprint Foil Stamper. Learn resources for finding affordable and repurposed supplies to stamp on, and bring your own scraps to foil stamp.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 7, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 7, 2015, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 7, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 7, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: May 8, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
Carol Barton

A special kind of creative magic awaits you in this workshop. You will learn basic on-the-fold pop-up structures, then progress through a series of more complicated three-dimensional glued constructions. Props, platforms, spirals, V-folds and straddle pop-ups will be covered.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: May 9, 2015, 6:00 PM
Carol Brighton, Pietro Accardi

In this one-day workshop learn European and Japanese paper marbling techniques, with two instructors. A day to experiment making beautiful decorative papers!

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 26, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Wait-list
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 12, 2015, 9:30 PM
James Tucker

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: May 13, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 14, 2015, 10:00 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 14, 2015, 9:30 PM
Mark Faigenbaum

Learn how to use typography 'graphically' in collage. An visually exciting workshop using type as image.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition chapbook in just one day. Master printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for fifteen years.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 15, 2015, 1:00 PM
End: May 15, 2015, 4:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Wouldn’t you love to send your guests away with a simple book or elegant keepsake as a party favor? Your parties will be the hit of the year!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 16, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 16, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 17, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 19, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 19, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 20, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 20, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Let your fingers loose and watch your wrists dance with these broad edge pen twists, rotations, slides and pivots. Poise at the top and skate down the page with new moves. Learning how to make these Bone Alphabet letters promotes rhythm and greater flexibility for invention of all kinds of forms that will enliven your drawing and bring freedom and expression to your writing.

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 20, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: May 20, 2015, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 20, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 22, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 22, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Learn image transfer techniques for paper arts, collage, fiber arts, and more. Students will receive instruction in the best methods for combining, transferring, and layering found and created imagery and text in their work.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Fun back-to-back book turns two books into one

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Imagine networking with handmade letterpress business cards! Take this beginning-level class and walk away with letterpress skills and a handful of attractive business cards.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 24, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect books in elegant full cloth-covered slipcases for books. Learn the tricks of constructing durable and attractive book slipcases working from a template provided by the instructor.

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 24, 2015, 11:00 AM
End: May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 26, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 26, 2015, 9:30 PM
James Tucker

After taking Polymer Core 1, learn how to make detailed, high-quality photopolymer plates from digital files and film for letterpress printing.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 27, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 27, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Letterpress as a Business is a three hour seminar for those who have started, and those who would like to start, a commercial letterpress business. We will discuss some basic business models, target clientele, and ways to advertise.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: May 27, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: May 30, 2015, 4:00 PM
David Benzler

Join us as we explore the great revival of "sign painting" in Art! Great for anyone who wants to incorporate the "painted" letter into their work.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: May 30, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: May 30, 2015, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: May 31, 2015, 6:00 PM
Katherine Dedlow

Learn the basics of woodcut printmaking in this intensive single day Drive By Press workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: May 31, 2015, 10:00 PM
End: May 31, 2015, 6:00 PM
Natalie Freed, Becca Rose Glowacki

Learn to combine papercraft techniques with friendly, accessible electronics materials like copper tape, flat batteries, and bead-like LED lights. In this daylong course, we will apply these techniques to make glowing, interactive tunnel books that make creative use of light and shadow.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: June 1, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: June 1, 2015, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 16, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 9, 2015, 9:30 PM
Will Cloughley

This workshop is meant to launch you in a daily practice that can be one of the most important things you do to develop a richer inner life and a unique book of your journey, the Book of You.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 3, 2015, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 3, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: June 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 11, 2015, 9:30 PM
Mark Faigenbaum

Long before Photoshop, artists saw the power of mixing images to create unseen vistas and surrealistic landscapes. Using only paper, glue, and a sharp knife an artist can create images that rival those created on a computer.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 6, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: June 6, 2015, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

A sketchbook/daybook is an extension of your creative process – a place where you collect ideas, notes, sketches and diagrams. Over the course of this six hour class, students will learn three different binding methods, ranging from “easy” to “advanced”.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 7, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: June 7, 2015, 6:00 PM
Becca Rose Glowacki, Natalie Freed

Learn to animate and add interactivity to your electronic books with crafted switches, sensors, and controllers! In this workshop we will expand the skills and knowledge learned in E-luminated Books Part 1.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: June 7, 2015, 11:00 AM
End: June 7, 2015, 4:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: June 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 8, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Discover the unpredictable and rewarding craft of gelatin printmaking with botanicals for a different take on imprinting with organic textures.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: June 10, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Punctuation, patterns and large areas of texture are often the weakest areas in calligraphy and hand lettering projects. This workshop presents exercises for point and edge that can support and enrich your lettering art, painting, or printed page. Get to know the full range of the potential of dot and line so that these marks contribute to your message and are never left to chance.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 10, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 10, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to properly maintain a Cylinder Press as well as how to adjust it so that it prints beautifully.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 11, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 11, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Tired of having to receipts or paper scraps to save your spot in a book? Well then, it's time to make your own legit bookmarks that will make your friends jealous.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 13, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, this binding was the “daybook” of choice for the great Romantic English poets and artists. Learn this structure in this full day class with Master Binder Michael Burke.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: June 13, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 14, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This ingeniously designed album is a new offering from Michael Burke this year, and is the perfect accompaniment to the Ideal Sketchbook. This structure is an extremely elegant one suitable for presenting suites of prints, drawings or photographs

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: June 14, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: June 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Experience the pleasure of working with beautiful calfskin and learn the fundamentals of decorative blind-tooled covers.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

This weeklong letterpress workshop for high school students, culminates in the creation of a book of students’ original writing.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: June 20, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 21, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Explore the joys of making your own historical decorated papers, then experiment with contemporary designs and inventive techniques.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: June 20, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 20, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: June 22, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 26, 2015, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Dominic’s design bindings are known for their use of color, playfulness and experimentation. This class will introduce you to a range of techniques he uses in his creative work, including both innovative leather work and free-from gold tooling.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 23, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: June 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: June 23, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 24, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: June 24, 2015, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: June 27, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 27, 2015, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: June 27, 2015, 9:30 PM
End: June 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A two day workshop with visiting instructor Michael Burke. The Library Style is ideal for heavy books which get a lot of use and need to be extra strong, such a dictionaries, cook books or manuals.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: June 28, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: June 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: July 1, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 1, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: July 1, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 1, 2015, 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

Use collage and paper cutouts to create pressure prints, a letterpress technique that creates multiple, rich image layers from one run on the press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: July 6, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Spend a week exploring the elegance of the classic millimeter binding and its variations, and learn several techniques that are rarely explored in ordinary bindings.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: July 6, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: July 6, 2015, 10:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: July 8, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 8, 2015, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: July 11, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

When leather bindings break at the joints, the traditional approach is to reback the binding with leather. In this workshop, Dominic will show how to use Japanese tissue as an effective alternative.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: July 11, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM
End: July 12, 2015, 4:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: July 13, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 17, 2015, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

St, Cuthbert’s Gospel is a small binding, very beautiful and exquisitely made, and is of tremendous importance to bookbinders not only as an example of early English binding, with its intriguing construction, but also for its decoration, which draws on both Islamic, Celtic, and Anglo-Saxon influences.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 28, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: July 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Become one with the brush as you practice the techniques of dishu, the art of writing on the ground. A series of structured and free-form exercises will introduce you to the concept, forms, and process of drawing with the giant brush. We’ll practice indoors with ink and move outside to work on the ground with water. Ephemeral graffiti!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: July 15, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 15, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to maintain your platen press; get tips on troubleshooting and basic repair.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: July 18, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 18, 2015, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, this binding was the “daybook” of choice for the great Romantic English poets and artists. Learn this structure in this full day class with Master Binder Dominic Riley.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: July 18, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 18, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: July 19, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This structure is an extremely elegant one suitable for presenting suites of prints, drawings or photographs and is the perfect accompaniment to the Ideal Sketchbook.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: July 19, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 19, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: July 21, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 21, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: July 22, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 22, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: July 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 30, 2015, 9:30 PM
Mark Faigenbaum

In this class, we’ll explore ways to bring a third dimension into our collage work.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: July 24, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition chapbook in just one day. Master printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for fifteen years.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: July 25, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 25, 2015, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: July 25, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 25, 2015, 5:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Finally! An all day image transfer class! Learn the core methods for transferring images and text to all surfaces: paper, fabric, wood and metal, then spend the day playing and exploring the world of image transfers.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: July 26, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: July 26, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: July 29, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: July 29, 2015, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get medieval! Learn the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this introductory calligraphy workshop.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 1, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 1, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, setting gauge pins, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 1, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 1, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Take a glued-back paper-covered book and transform it into something more durable and beautiful.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 2, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 2, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Bring digital back into analog in this final Core Certificate Program course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make the plates print fantastic. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: August 3, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: August 3, 2015, 10:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: August 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 4, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 4, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 8, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 8, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Take this one day, beginner’s level class on the exquisite longstitch! Not only will you learn the ins and outs of this traditional German, non-adhesive, stitch pattern binding, but you’ll also learn to laminate decorative papers to create sturdy and malleable book covers.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 8, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 8, 2015, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 9, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Explore the unique capabilities and three-dimensional movement of the flag book—a structure composed of crisscrossing “flags” or small pages attached to an accordion-folded spine.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: August 10, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. After this class students are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: August 11, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: August 14, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition chapbook in just one day. Master printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for fifteen years.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 16, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

The caterpillar stitch is a unique and organic binding that has a hundreds of variations and applications, which bring attention to the materials and add context to a binding.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM
End: August 16, 2015, 5:00 PM
Jillian Bruschera

Turn paper trash into paper treasure in this 3-hour introductory hand papermaking workshop. Learn how to make pulp out of recyclables and practice basic papermaking techniques including: simple western-style sheet-pulling, inclusions, and laminations.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: August 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 17, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Learn how to turn simple blocks of wood, photocopies and beeswax into personal works of art.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 19, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 19, 2015, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Fold a small little pop-up theatre, decorate it with your own drawing, use an x-acto knife for cutting, and a glue-stick to glue it together – voila!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 20, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: August 21, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 21, 2015, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Discover how to dampen paper, use bearers, and finesse rubber- and oil-based inks on Cylinder and Jobbing Platen Presses for better ink coverage and control.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 22, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: August 22, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: August 29, 2015, 6:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn to print on a press small enough to fit into almost any studio! This workshop is ideal for beginners, especially those interested in printing cards and invitations.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

In this one-day workshop learn to construct a protective box with a lift-off top for collections of prints or books.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: August 24, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

What is a “Flim Flam book”? Imagine the surprise element of a Jacob’s Ladder structure combined with the possibilities of a flip book and you’ll have an idea of what kind of flim flam we’ll be creating!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: August 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Adam Ewing

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Cylinder press and a Tabletop Platen Press in this one night demo style workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 29, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 29, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: August 30, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: August 30, 2015, 5:30 PM
Nicholas Yeager

Sew a small text block on cords and lace onto wooden boards, cover spine in leather & decorate – all in 1 day!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: August 31, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: August 31, 2015, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

After taking Polymer Core 1, learn how to make detailed, high-quality photopolymer plates from digital files and film for letterpress printing.

Open

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