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 Registration 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: 3
Start: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola 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.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola 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: 2
Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Learn to cut patterns into linoleum blocks to create simple, beautiful images on a cylinder letterpress.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Get organized for the new year by making your own daybook! Upcycling is the method of using waste materials to create useful products. You will disassemble an old hardcover book to make a creative and unique calendar you can utilize all year.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 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: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 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 stationery printed from polymer plates.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you love the alchemy of printed words and images that mix and grow with the turning of pages? Do the complex layers of meaning that can arise within a book fascinate you? If so, the Artists’ Book is a medium worthy of your exploration. Begin to delve into this rich and expanding format in this one-day class that introduces the history, basic structures, and an overview of the practices used by book artists. Bring your own quotes, short poems, or images and craft a book during the day to get a taste of the joy that is the making of Artists’ Books.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make a modern illuminated letter! Beginners to advanced students will explore historical models, study the anatomy of the letter, and learn how to draw a decorated letterform. Fancy, elegant, or wacky, your letter will make an impact!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Monica Lee

Take the stress out of holiday gift giving and let the creativity flow while wrapping presents with non-traditional wrapping materials. This year you can add some personal flare by turning upcycled materials into gift wrap. In just one evening you will learn to use household items and non-traditional wrapping materials for presents that are personal and truly unique.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Evening Open 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: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Gift tags are a quick way to embellish the wrapping of a present or send a quick message to a recipient. Why not get fancy and make some letterpress gift tags for the upcoming season of gift giving?

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Fold a little paper, decorate it with your own drawings, use a blade for cutting, and a glue-stick to piece it all together – et voila, a miniature pop-up theatre!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

It's that time of the year when presents abound. Make your gifts and holiday greetings stand out with hand patterned embellishments made from your own carved soft block. Take an evening and learn to personalize your gift giving this year.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, December 16, 2016, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Evening Open 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: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a magical artists’ book in a day from your own deconstructed drawings.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open 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: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 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: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 1:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 5:00 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 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, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open 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: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 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!

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify, to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand. This particular edition will feature binding instructor Juliayn Coleman as the monitor. Bring in your binding projects that have you stumped, and she'll provide advice and encouragement. This would be a great time for those who have taken Juliayn's classes to review course material, but all are welcome.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 5:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, January 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Have you ever dreamed of letterpress printing your own book? Well, here’s your chance to try it out in just one day. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer this course will teach you the basics of analog book and page design, typesetting, registration, and printing on a Cylinder Press all while working on a book project you’ll get to take home when you leave.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open 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: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to the secondary track in leatherwork for bookbinding helps students cross the frontier of those remote and mysterious tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open 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: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Spend a joyful afternoon learning this centuries old process that produces exciting, intricate designs, and offers endless possibilities for decorating paper. Colorful and fun, this method is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, January 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. Students in this workshop will stamp brass type and ornaments onto leather, board, and paper.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

In this continuation of Jennie’s popular “Mail Art 101” class, students will be guided through the basics of creating faux postage (a.k.a “artist stamps”) using a variety of different mixed media techniques.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 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: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Working from pre-cut materials students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box, & Slipcase.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary-Ellen Campbell

Exposed spines, oh my! Up the ante on your non-adhesive binding game with two different stitches to add to your bookbinding tool kit. Begin the day making book cloth and leave with 3 hand bound journals.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
Thea Sizemore

Go wicked old school combining everyone's favorite plastic building blocks with the historic art of letterpress printing in this exciting new printmaking technique. Spend an afternoon getting an introduction to letterpress and alternative design techniques using Legos and leave with a stack of prints. Come play with us!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you love the alchemy of printed words and images that mix and grow with the turning of pages? Do the complex layers of meaning that can arise within a book fascinate you? If so, the Artists’ Book is a medium worthy of your exploration. Begin to delve into this rich and expanding format in this one-day class that introduces the history, basic structures, and an overview of the practices used by book artists. Bring your own quotes, short poems, or images and craft a book during the day to get a taste of the joy that is the making of Artists’ Books.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get medieval! Learn the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this introductory, 2-evening calligraphy workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the techniques involved in making beautiful inked, graphite, and gilt edges in this workshop.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 5, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open 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: Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 6, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

If you’ve never made a monoprint before or haven’t made a monoprint since grade school, now is the time to discover this wonderful method for adding color, texture, gesture, and image to your work. It can be used in a journal, on a lettered broadside, or students can explore and develop the mark-making elements for calligraphy and letterform art. This technique is engaging, easy to learn and works on the most advanced levels.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:30 PM
Pam Deluco

Dial in your hand bookbinding toolkit with this workshop that teaches the basics of handspinning on a drop spindle with a focus on spinning yarn that is suitable for sewing books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open 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: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, February 13, 2017, 9:30 AM
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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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: 3
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 1. In this 3-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making a book that advances the skills learned on Bookbinding Core 4.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

In this one-day workshop participants will learn to make paste papers and learn about their history. One of the oldest decorated papers used by bookbinders, the day will finish with students turning their own patterned papers into pamphlet stitched notebooks.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

In this daylong workshops the instructor will guide students through sewing this lovely and elaborate exposed spine stitching technique which they will then practice on their own, leaving with 2 finished books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1:30 PM
End: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Create a letterpress printed one page wonder. Single sheet books are made out of one sheet of paper and in this workshop students will design and print an edition of one-page folded books while learning to set type and print on a cylinder press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

Personalize your next party! Using SFCB's vast collection of type and decorative ornaments, print an edition of coasters of your own design on a tabletop platen press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 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. Print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Day 1: Students will construct a full cloth clamshell box from a provided template. Day 2: Students will design and construct a custom clamshell to their own specifications and using their own materials if they choose.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Have you ever dreamed of letterpress printing your own book? Well, here’s your chance to try it out in just one day. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer this course will teach you the basics of analog book and page design, typesetting, registration, and printing on a Cylinder Press all while working on a book project you’ll get to take home when you leave.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Imagine the surprise of a Jacob’s Ladder structure combined with the possibilities of a flip book and you've got a Flim Flam book! Take a day and explore the creative potential of two non-traditional book forms.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, February 27, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open 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: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

Discover the possibilities of brush lettering. By learning some of the fundamental techniques and principles of letter formation, sign writing, and calligraphy, students will learn how to create their very own letter designs using watercolor and gouache painting methods.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Channel your inner Joseph Cornell and create your own forested world in miniature in this 2-day workshop. From folding the scenery to constructing the see-through box to hold it, this class covers all the basics of shadow box creation.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Discover the creative side of letterpress printing using simple linoleum block designs and overprinting (overlapping) to create a series of beautiful layered prints.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

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: 5
Start: Monday, March 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 10, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:30 AM
End: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

This unique book structure is the perfect way to house small found objects and collage elements within a book.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning calligraphy course that features the beautiful Uncial script. Whether you have terrible handwriting or are a seasoned calligrapher, this script is easily learned, versatile, and attractive. Get Medieval!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Based on the Nag Hammadi codex, this single signature book is made from handmade cotton rag paper and leather over thin boards. Once assembled, students will embellish their books completing a personalized, pocket-sized journal/sketchbook.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Is it origami? Is it bookbinding? Is it a pinwheel? Is it really a purse? YES! Learn the ins-and-outs of this versatile structure as well as the basics of letterpress as you design, print, and fold a collaborative edition of Victorian puzzle purses. By the end of class you’ll be able to exchange thoughts and messages in the quaint style of a bygone era and party like it’s 1889!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Unleash your imagination and add a level of individuality to your hand lettering in this one-day experiemental calligraphy workshop. Students will learn make two or three different kinds of cola pens and will explore the basics of the pen for mark making and gesture, study a variety of ruling pen alphabets and learn the body language that makes the strokes. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Collage is a process of exploration: with X-Acto in hand, we sift through old magazines, discarded books, and other scraps and ephemera in search of patterns, looking to unite images that were once separate. Learn how to stock your toolkit before you set out while getting a hands-on introduction to collage!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 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: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

Learn how to create an inset label during this evening workshop. We'll talk about placement, shape, and two ways to create a crisp inset on the case of a hard-cover book or clamshell box. Bring a printed label of your choice--all other materials will be provided. 

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Immerse yourself in the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 2. This 2-day workshop focuses on refining students’ leather paring skills as they work their way through a full leather binding that will be finished with blind tooling.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 PM
End: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Take your marbling skills to the next level in this workshop where students will learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary-Ellen Campbell

Ideal for individual sheets of board, wood, metal, or heavy weight paper, this workshop will teach two sewn bindings- single sheet Coptic and Figure 8- to create sculptural books or hanging books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

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: 1
Start: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 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 postcards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? Then this class is for you. Learn how to take a glued-back paper-covered book and transform it into something more durable and beautiful.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Make a lovely, layered, 3-dimensional book in this course. Learn another use for the accordion fold, and create an in-depth scene using postcards and photographs.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Make an elegant book using your own creative patterns to design a cover in this workshop that combines simple monotype techniques with the cross structure binding. A perfect structure for a sketchbook or journal, the hand patterning makes it truly unique.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you love the alchemy of printed words and images that mix and grow with the turning of pages? Do the complex layers of meaning that can arise within a book fascinate you? If so, the Artists’ Book is a medium worthy of your exploration. Begin to delve into this rich and expanding format in this one-day class that introduces the history, basic structures, and an overview of the practices used by book artists. Bring your own quotes, short poems, or images and craft a book during the day to get a taste of the joy that is the making of Artists’ Books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 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: 2
Start: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Learn to cut patterns into linoleum blocks to create simple, beautiful images on a cylinder letterpress.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 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 stationery printed from polymer plates.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Looking to learn new binding stiches and create eye-catching spines on your books? Well, look no further! This workshop will teach two stitches that result in beautiful, exposed spine bindings.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, April 17, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. Students in this workshop will stamp brass type and ornaments onto leather, board, and paper.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, April 21, 2017, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant lift-top presentation boxes. In this class you will design and construct a custom lift-top box to your own specifications.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

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
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM
Ann Miller

Get comfortable with handling the broad edged pen and start making some beautiful Italic letters! Open the doors to a new world of writing possibilities in this two-day workshop that offers an excellent introduction to the structure and fluid rhythm of Italic letterform.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
End: Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Have you ever dreamed of letterpress printing your own book? Well, here’s your chance to try it out in just one day. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer this course will teach you the basics of analog book and page design, typesetting, registration, and printing on a Cylinder Press all while working on a book project you’ll get to take home when you leave.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

This week-long workshop begins with a hands-on lecture on a set of approximately twenty-five models of various historical and modern binding structures, with a focus on methods of board attachment.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Who needs movable type when you've got toys to print from? Take your love of pixels and learn the basics of letterpress while creating multi-color prints from your favorite childhood building blocks.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Looking for a way to create fabulous letterpress prints without the hassle of setting lead type or making a polymer plate? Look no further than this daylong workshop where collage and letterpress combine for stunning and unique results. This versatile image-making technique, uses simple and easy to find materials to create gorgeous atmospheric prints on the Vandercook cylinder press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Creative and versatile, the French doors binding is made up of two facing signatures that open away from each other. The resulting intersection of pages invites mismatched images, split text and playful interactions.

Open

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