Online Workshops

Hooray for online workshops! We're thrilled to have discovered a way to reach a wider audience and share more fantastic book arts workshop with students all over the world. Online workshops are now a permanent part of SFCB's curriculum, and we look forward to finding new and interesting ways to teach virtually.

All workshops listed here are offered online via Zoom, all times are Pacific time.
Online workshops are recorded; registered students will have access to the videos for a month.

If you have credit on file or a gift card, please contact us to register for a workshop.

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If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in a program, service or activity, or require documents in alternative formats, please contact Sarah Songer at 415-565-0545 x 103 or email at

Workshops: Online
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, June 18, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 25, 2023, 11:30 PM
Kathryn Brunet

This is an introductory level workshop for those interested in studying historical handwriting or doing primary source research with European documents from the medieval and Early Modern periods.

Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 2:15 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Second session added to meet demand!

It’s a pop-up in a box! Learn this paper-engineered structure that moves with the opening of a box rather than a card.

Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 4:00 PM
End: Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
Andrew Huot

Learn two traditional sewn bindings; materials kit provided.

Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 6:00 PM
Karen Hanmer

Learn an ancient wood boards binding; materials supplied!