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: 2
Start: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

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

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:30 PM
Kate Laster

How in this time of social distancing can we connect through art and tenderness? MAIL ART!

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 6
Start: Friday, October 2, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 11, 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.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, October 5, 2020, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Explore the fun and intuitive nature of collage in this introductory workshop.

Open
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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

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

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

Learn to apply metal leaf to paper, wood and stone as a compositional element.

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.

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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: 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!

Open