Workshops

Workshops

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

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

Workshops: All

Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Printing
Sessions: 4
Start: February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: February 28, 2015, 5:00 PM
Marsha Shaw

Learn screen printing in this intensive workshop taught at Mission Grafica in the historic Mission District.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: February 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: February 23, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Get your pen, ink and paper together and expand and strengthen your writing with this upright cursive hand.

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

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

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: February 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: February 23, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

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

Closed
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: February 24, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: February 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Closed
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: February 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: February 26, 2015, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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!

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: February 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: February 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

Closed
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: February 28, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: February 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

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

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

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

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

Wait-list
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: March 2, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: March 2, 2015, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: March 3, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 3, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Vandercook cylinder press and a tabletop platen press in this one night demo style workshop.

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

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

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: March 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 5, 2015, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM
End: March 5, 2015, 9:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Although this Chinese structure looks like a book, inside are very distinctive small connected structures that fold flat but can open up like boxes.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
End: March 7, 2015, 5:00 PM
Jillian Bruschera

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

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: March 8, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 8, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 8, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 8, 2015, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

In this course participants learn the accordion fold, and use postcards and /or photographs to make a 3 dimensional tunnel book.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 5
Start: March 9, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a small book of your own poems or prose. We will work with layout, choice of text type and titling, cover design, title page, text pages, colophon, and optional dedication, foreword, afterword, intro, index etc.

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: March 10, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: March 10, 2015, 10:00 PM
Meredith Hudson

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

Open
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 3
Start: March 10, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Claire Siepser

This class will explore on the concept of the whole book. Participants will make a book or small edition while considering the relationship between content and form. Each student will choose a structure that best expresses their ideas and leave with their very own artists' book.

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

Learn how to turn food and beverage packaging into unique book covers. Make Japanese stab books from dessert packaging and pamphlet stitch notebooks from six-pack containers.

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

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 14, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Judith Serebrin

Using heavy-weight paper covers for sewing supports, you can make elegant books with unlimited creative patterns. The binding is a variation on the 'long stitch' and is a perfect structure for sketchbooks. Using low-tech monotype techniques with acrylics on glass, students will decorate printmaking paper to use for the cover material.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: March 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

In this one day class construct an elegant and durable full-cloth covered clamshell presentation box for your suites of prints or books.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: March 15, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: March 16, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make your own personal initial, logo, or monogram! Beginners to advanced students will learn about placement, and how to choose and combine type styles, handwritten letters, and graphic elements, and will work toward creating a balanced effective design.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: March 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Print a variety of notebook covers on the Vandercook using type and collagraphs made from found items, and then bind notebooks as a class.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: March 20, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: March 20, 2015, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: March 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
End: March 20, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

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

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: March 21, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 28, 2015, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In the Japanese Stab Binding workshop participants will build a hinged hardcover Japanese-bound book and then build an enclosure to house it.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: March 21, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 21, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: March 22, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

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

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: March 22, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn to make your own professional portfolio to show your creative work or to use as a photo album. 

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

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: March 23, 2015, 9:30 AM
End: March 27, 2015, 5:30 PM
Mark Andersson

A sprinkled half calf binding is the perfect introduction to the most iconic form of bookbinding — books with raised cords and leather along the spine. In this one week class, students will make the Scandinavian version of a sprinkled half binding from the 1700s.

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

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

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

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

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

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the C&P and Kelsey clamshell press as well as related models.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: March 30, 2015, 6:00 PM
Randi Parkhurst

This fun and unique workshop will focus on the mechanics of doors, drawers and windows as an integral part of an interactive box structure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM
End: April 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

You may have seen a magic wallet – the Jacob’s ladder is the *big brother* of the magic wallet which is one of those oddities related to a möbius strip.

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

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

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

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

Wait-list
Binding, Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: April 8, 2015, 5:00 PM
End: April 8, 2015, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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

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

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Vandercook cylinder press and a tabletop platen press in this one night demo style workshop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Become acquainted with the world of letterpress by pulling prints off both a Vandercook cylinder press and a tabletop platen press in this one night demo style workshop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open

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