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.

You can also browse available workshops by date in our new calendar. Or download the PDF of our printed course catalog. Or sign up to receive a mailed hard copy of our printed catalog.

Workshops: All
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:30 PM
Michelle Wilson

From fibers to formed sheets, students in this workshop will learn to make thin yet strong paper in the Japanese tradition.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 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!

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Is your pasta machine taking up too much space in the kitchen? Why not try moving it to your studio instead. In this workshop students will have the opportunity to learn how to use their pasta machine for printing small dry-point prints.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 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 8, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 3:00 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to make an adorable library of books small enough to fit in your pocket! Share your love of books by creating a set of tiny tomes to wear and share.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine accordion folds, signatures, and a piano hinge spine to create a unique book with a playful hiding place.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:00 PM
Patricia Wakida

This daylong workshop teaches students linoleum carving techniques to create simple, folded cards, on cylinder proof presses.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, February 10, 2020, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Explore the fun and intuitive nature of collage in this introductory, 2-week workshop. We will navigate through this picture-making technique by composing and layering found images and other materials on a blank picture plane surface, with the option to combine painted or drawn marks.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 17, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Explore the ethereal nature of parchment in this advanced bookbinding class.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create two charming miniature books, using the cross-structure and long & link-stitch bindings. Beautiful handmade paper will be used for sewing supports and watercolor paper interiors will make for a lovely little sketchbook.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 16, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 21, 2020, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This marbling lab takes the art of traditional paper marbling to a new level by introducing metallics to the pigments normally used and experimenting with over-marbling techniques. The shining hues of copper, silver, bronze, gold and pearl will transform a sheet of paper into an iridescent wonder.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

If you've been looking for a book with a nearly indestructible cover, or just a unique binding, this is your answer! Straight out of a 1970s Italian phone booth, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Find out how to create a unique art book using textiles, stitching, inks and collage. We start by adhering a patchwork of fabrics onto freezer paper. When dried the resulting strip of material peels off the freezer paper and is ready to be folded into an accordion.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

This class will present a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a “way of working” that can “crossover” and be applied to your own arts projects. Each participant will create a collage/assemblage using the principles and practices of Surrealism identified in the class.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, February 24, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 28, 2020, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Developed by book conservator and book arts educator Gary Frost, the Sewn Boards binding is an elegant solution for “lay flat” books. In this day long workshop, students learn how to construct this particular binding, as well as necessary tips for recreating a Sewn Board structure outside of class.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Tinker with analog design and produce a small edition with your personal aesthetic imprinted throughout the book. In addition to the scheduled class meetings, students may use open studio time to fully develop and implement decorative type in a small edition of excerpts from a classic text. You’ll design your book’s cover in addition to the decorations throughout the text.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 5:00 PM
Elaine Chu

Enhance your collage skills and add a new twist to your finished pieces with beeswax. Working with various papers, imagery, and melted wax students will leave class with finished artworks ready to hang.

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Printing
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, March 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 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: Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Shakespeare, Chaucer, and all the cool kids wrote in Secretary Hand! In this one-day workshop we will work on deciphering the quirks of this broad-edge pen script popular in Britain and Germany from the early 16th – 17th c. and look at modern uses from graphics for book art, to designs for cool tee shirts and tattoos.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Make your own decorative paper and amaze your friends and family! This workshop is a fun introduction to printing on a cylinder proof press, introducing creative techniques such as pressure printing, overlapping print runs, and ghost printing.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Build a decorative box that is its own magic trick. This box has three compartments, but only one or two are visible at a time. The lid hinges in two directions hiding the contents of the other compartments.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

In this class students will learn how to combine the basic structure of a star book with the theatrical 3D effects of a tunnel book. Through various methods they will discover how build a mobile with a playful sense of narrative.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 9:30 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:00 PM
Molly Meng

C'mon over and learn how to use little layers to create tiny treasures in collage.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Hedi Kyle’s Flagbook structure can be used in many ways. During this class we will look at ideas beyond the ‘traditional’ flags. Students will leave with several sample structures and the skills to make books on their own at home.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, March 13, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 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!

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6:00 PM
Molly Meng

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking and has been around for thousands of years. Join teacher Molly Meng and learn to design and carve your very own "block" for printing on fabric and paper.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:30 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:30 PM
Grendl Lofkvist

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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 20, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Then take this one day, beginner 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Break out of the clamshell and slip case box for storing your bookish objects. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers as an alternative storage option.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 23, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 27, 2020, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 5:30 PM
Mr. Rik Olson

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block in the classical style from the 1780’s.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 5:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

A book structure with personality built into the cover, buttonhole books allow for exposed sewing and decorative cuts that give a window from the outside in.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. In this all day workshop, students learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books -- and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery for your print and book projects? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, April 3, 2020, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Drawn to lettering and design? In this workshop you will pattern with punctuation, boil letters down to the bare essentials and get to know the full range of potential of dots and lines so that these marks contribute to your message and are never left to chance.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 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: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:00 PM
Robin Weinert

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you have stacks of old books lying around that no longer have monetary, cultural, or personal value and are just taking up space? Transform them into works of art!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 6, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, April 6, 2020, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Explore the fun and intuitive nature of collage in this introductory, 2-week workshop. We will navigate through this picture-making technique by composing and layering found images and other materials on a blank picture plane surface, with the option to combine painted or drawn marks.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, April 10, 2020, 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!

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 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 stationery printed from polymer plates.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

If you are interested in learning how and why to bind books with leather, this is the class for you.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening 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: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Meri Brin

After completing the Introduction to the Risograph Class, you can now work on your own Risograph project. Consider a poster or series of postcards, pamphlet zine or single-page structure.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Friday, April 24, 2020, 4:00 PM
Aimee Lee

Our planet's abundance of plants has provided food, shelter, and clothing for humans across cultures, from past to present. This course will focus on how specific natural materials were used in Korea to make lace from bark, rope from paper, color from fruit, and 2D/3D objects from hanji: Korean paper.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, April 20, 2020, 9:30 PM
Hope Amico

Starting with a simple folded form, we will explore the possibilities of making small books that are easy to photocopy and share. With this framework we will delve into the ideas of introspection and nostalgia and create a small library of work inspired by the current exhibition at SFCB.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 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.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Children’s board books make a great base for altered book projects. This class will show you how to transform a board book into a handmade art book using collage, acrylic techniques, and stamping. Students will discover how to add playful secret pockets, tags, and pop-ups to add elements of dimension and surprise.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 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!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This marbling lab takes the art of traditional paper marbling to a new level by introducing metallics to the pigments normally used and experimenting with over-marbling techniques. The shining hues of copper, silver, bronze, gold and pearl will transform a sheet of paper into an iridescent wonder.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, May 11, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, May 15, 2020, 5:30 PM
Radha Pandey

In this intensive introductory class, students will learn six book structures, building narratives using text and image, and will the basics of printing. They will create a small edition of artist books for trade with others in the class.

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Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:30 PM
Johan Solberg

In the 9th century, a very unique binding structure developed in the Middle East. In this intensive three-day workshop, students will be introduced to the history of early Islamicate bookbinding by making their own leather bound 9th century model, based on historical fragments.

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Binding
Sessions: 20
Start: Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

In this comprehensive, four-week master class, students will get to experience all the steps involved in making a fine designed binding with one of SFCB’s most experienced teachers, Dominic Riley.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Ideal Sketchbook is modeled on the those used by Wordsworth and Ruskin as they wandered the Lake District to draw and write. Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, it was the 'daybook' of choice for all the great Romantic poets and artists.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A great class for beginners, this album can also be made on the kitchen table with a few tools. This is a great book structure for artists and photographers who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Learn how to restore your dictionaries, encyclopedias and cook books with this extremely robust binding. A perfect class for bookbinders of all levels.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Step back in time and enjoy making your own model of the earliest known codex binding, famous for containing the controversial Gnostic Gospels.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5:30 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 21, 2020, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 5:30 PM
Susan Lowdermilk

In this workshop, students will learn basic pop-up techniques and simple electronic circuitry and combine them into an accordion book illuminated with LED lights that are specifically designed for paper arts!

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 5:30 PM
Jessica Spring

With the aid of circular and angle quads, tools from art supply and hardware stores, and daredevil furniture (laser-cut furniture designed to compose type in circles, curves, and angles) we’ll explore two engaging historic structures that amuse and inform.

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