Workshops

All in-person workshops are currently posponed due to Covid-19. All workshops listed here are offered online via Zoom.

San Francisco Center for the Book is committed to keeping our community connected through a variety of online tools. Please note that while all our classes are held on Zoom we are not recording these in an attempt to maintain an open classroom environment where students can be seen, ask questions, and be instructed towards best practices.

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Workshops: All
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 3:00 PM
End: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:00 PM
Matt Runkle

Explore the conceptual and practical ways of thinking when making artist books – books where form and content work together.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

Learn to make multi-part stencils for illustration and design.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 1:00 PM
Béatrice Coron

Explore unique ways to tell visual stories that can be worn in this Community Workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 PM
Steph Rue

Learn how to piece together paper scraps to create a patchwork of art based on the method and design of bojagi, traditional Korean wrapping cloths.

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create an eye-popping Halloween pop-up book using collage and stamping!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Learn the essentials of mixing colors for making art: color theory, application, and washes for painting, illustrating, and more!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to work with melted beeswax, paper ephemera, and found images to create stunning art!

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 9, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, November 9, 2020, 7:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create a little handmade pop-up book nestled in a tin.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Autumn is almost over, but you can save a little bit of it by grabbing some fallen leaves for this print technique and binding workshop.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Add some magic to your day: make a Magic Wallet and then transform it into a Jacob’s Ladder!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 1:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Learn basic pop-up skills in this family-friendly Community Workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Monday, November 16, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00 PM
Ann Miller

Dive deep into calligraphy design with Futhark runes and related ancient Anglo-Saxon phonetic scripts.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 6
Start: Friday, December 11, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 12:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

This workshop removes the restraint of FLAT from the codex page. Imagine binding drawer-like boxes into a sort of book block, complete with its own cabinet-like case. Inside each of these boxes will be something mechanical made from paper. In this workshop you will learn to build just such a Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities.

Open