Arts

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: 2
Start: May 27, 2015, 6:30 PM End: May 30, 2015, 4:00 PM
David Benzler

Join us as we explore the great revival of "sign painting" in Art! Great for anyone who wants to incorporate the "painted" letter into their work.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: May 29, 2015, 6:30 PM End: May 29, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Learn image transfer techniques for paper arts, collage, fiber arts, and more. Students will receive instruction in the best methods for combining, transferring, and layering found and created imagery and text in their work.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: June 1, 2015, 5:00 PM End: June 1, 2015, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print 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: 3
Start: June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM End: June 16, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy 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: June 2, 2015, 6:30 PM End: June 9, 2015, 9:30 PM
Will Cloughley

This workshop is meant to launch you in a daily practice that can be one of the most important things you do to develop a richer inner life and a unique book of your journey, the Book of You.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: June 4, 2015, 6:30 PM End: June 11, 2015, 9:30 PM
Mark Faigenbaum

Long before Photoshop, artists saw the power of mixing images to create unseen vistas and surrealistic landscapes. Using only paper, glue, and a sharp knife an artist can create images that rival those created on a computer.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: June 7, 2015, 11:00 AM End: June 7, 2015, 4:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Print 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: June 8, 2015, 6:30 PM End: June 8, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Discover the unpredictable and rewarding craft of gelatin printmaking with botanicals for a different take on imprinting with organic textures.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: June 10, 2015, 9:30 AM End: June 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Punctuation, patterns and large areas of texture are often the weakest areas in calligraphy and hand lettering projects. This workshop presents exercises for point and edge that can support and enrich your lettering art, painting, or printed page. Get to know the full range of the potential of dot and line so that these marks contribute to your message and are never left to chance.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: July 6, 2015, 5:00 PM End: July 6, 2015, 10:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Print Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM End: July 12, 2015, 4:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Print 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: 3
Start: July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM End: July 28, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy 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: 1
Start: July 15, 2015, 9:30 AM End: July 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Become one with the brush as you practice the techniques of dishu, the art of writing on the ground. A series of structured and free-form exercises will introduce you to the concept, forms, and process of drawing with the giant brush. We’ll practice indoors with ink and move outside to work on the ground with water. Ephemeral graffiti!

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: July 23, 2015, 6:30 PM End: July 30, 2015, 9:30 PM
Mark Faigenbaum

In this class, we’ll explore ways to bring a third dimension into our collage work.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: July 26, 2015, 10:00 AM End: July 26, 2015, 6:00 PM
Carol Brighton, Pietro Accardi

In this one-day workshop learn European and Japanese paper marbling techniques, with two instructors. A day to experiment making beautiful decorative papers!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: July 29, 2015, 6:30 PM End: July 29, 2015, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get medieval! Learn the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this introductory calligraphy workshop.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: August 3, 2015, 5:00 PM End: August 3, 2015, 10:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Print 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: August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM End: August 9, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

Create embossed (or debossed) designs on book weight paper without the need for heavy equipment.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: August 11, 2015, 6:30 PM End: August 25, 2015, 9:30 PM
Billy 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: 1
Start: August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM End: August 16, 2015, 5:00 PM
Jillian Bruschera

Turn paper trash into paper treasure in this 3-hour introductory hand papermaking workshop. Learn how to make pulp out of recyclables and practice basic papermaking techniques including: simple western-style sheet-pulling, inclusions, and laminations.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: August 17, 2015, 6:30 PM End: August 17, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Learn how to turn simple blocks of wood, photocopies and beeswax into personal works of art.

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