Arts

Arts workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book are the creative heart of bookmaking –  where concept, materials, form and content come together. You'll find courses on varying approaches for creating an artist's book, the many art processes to capture your vision, and structures to spark your imagination.

Workshops: Arts
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
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
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, Arts Open 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
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, January 31, 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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 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.

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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, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 4:00 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 4:00 PM
Helen Hiebert

Was your New Year's resolution to be more creative, crafty, and hands-on? Or do you just love all things paper? Let your love of paper over flow and spend an afternoon with visiting paper artist Helen Hiebert as you work through projects from her 2017 calendar Twelve Months of Paper.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open 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
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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts Open 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, Arts Open 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
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.

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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, 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
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, Arts Open 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
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, 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
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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 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.

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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, March 17, 2017, 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
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.

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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
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, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 29, 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, 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
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
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
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts Open 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
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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, April 28, 2017, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

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

Open

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