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, October 20, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Add creative content to your books by exploring fun and intuitive collages in this continuation workshop.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Make your own meditation scroll, a unique design and process developed by the instructor. There will be a brief history of the scroll and an introduction to focused awareness and stillness in the making of art.

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Arts
Sessions: 4
Start: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 7:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Explore the intersection of photography and paper engineering!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 6, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 6, 2021, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Build a decorative box that is its own magic trick. This box has three compartments, but only one or two are visible at a time. The lid hinges in two directions hiding the contents of the other compartments.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, November 15, 2021, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:00 PM
Raoul Martinez

A brief introduction to Fraktur calligraphy.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

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

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

Learn the concepts of reduction cutting and make a small edition of prints.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 4:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Need a change of scene? Escape inside your own little book of rooms.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 5:30 PM
Meri Brin

After completing the Introduction to the Risograph Class, you can now work on your own Risograph project. Consider a poster or series of postcards, pamphlet zine or single-page structure.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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.

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