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: 5
Start: Sunday, May 1, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2:00 PM
Sara Press

Develop your own artist’s book over the course of a month, as we explore how a book’s form and materials can reflect its content and concept.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 4
Start: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 12:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

Take your practice further with overmarbling and metallic paints!

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 4:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Dive into the painterly world of monotype and create a unique accordion artists' book.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 9:00 PM
Hope Amico

Starting with a simple folded form, we will explore the possibilities of making small books that are easy to photocopy and share. With this framework we will delve into the ideas of introspection and nostalgia and create a small library of work inspired by the current exhibition at SFCB.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 4:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

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

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 11, 2022, 12:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

Make a complex decorative box made with long lasting marbled bookcloth!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 4, 2022, 4:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques with this introductory course to image transfers.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 5:30 PM
Nikki Thompson

This book structure is a dynamic concertina that will wow the viewer. Combining the concertina with ribbons and pamphlets allows for an expanding and collapsing book unlike no other.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 19, 2022, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
Tim Svenonius

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 12:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 25, 2022, 4:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen and photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition-print a two color poster.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 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: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 4:00 PM
Nikki Thompson

Captivate readers with this dynamic structure. A seemingly simple codex – which is actually two accordions attached together – opens delightfully to reveal three hidden rooms when the center page is pulled open.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 23, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 24, 2022, 5:30 PM
Rik Olson

Design, carve, and print your own bookplates!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 5:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen and photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition-print a two color poster.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 20, 2022, 4:00 PM
Ellen Sheffield

Explore the interactive relationship between language and art and complete your own artist book prototype.

Open