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

Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 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: 3
Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 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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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 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: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make a modern illuminated letter! Beginners to advanced students will explore historical models, study the anatomy of the letter, and learn how to draw a decorated letterform. Fancy, elegant, or wacky, your letter will make an impact!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Monica Lee

Take the stress out of holiday gift giving and let the creativity flow while wrapping presents with non-traditional wrapping materials. This year you can add some personal flare by turning upcycled materials into gift wrap. In just one evening you will learn to use household items and non-traditional wrapping materials for presents that are personal and truly unique.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

It's that time of the year when presents abound. Make your gifts and holiday greetings stand out with hand patterned embellishments made from your own carved soft block. Take an evening and learn to personalize your gift giving this year.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Friday, December 16, 2016, 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: 1
Start: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a magical artists’ book in a day from your own deconstructed drawings.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 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, January 7, 2017, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, January 7, 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: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, January 8, 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: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 5:00 PM End: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify, to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand. This particular edition will feature binding instructor Juliayn Coleman as the monitor. Bring in your binding projects that have you stumped, and she'll provide advice and encouragement. This would be a great time for those who have taken Juliayn's classes to review course material, but all are welcome.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 15, 2017, 1:00 PM End: Sunday, January 15, 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: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, January 18, 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, January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, January 21, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM End: Sunday, January 22, 2017, 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.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 PM End: Monday, January 23, 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: 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
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, 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: 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:30 AM End: Monday, February 6, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

If you’ve never made a monoprint before or haven’t made a monoprint since grade school, now is the time to discover this wonderful method for adding color, texture, gesture, and image to your work. It can be used in a journal, on a lettered broadside, or students can explore and develop the mark-making elements for calligraphy and letterform art. This technique is engaging, easy to learn and works on the most advanced levels.

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
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: 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
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!

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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, 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: 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.

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