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: 1
Start: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Let your fingers loose and watch your wrists dance with these broad edge pen twists, rotations, slides and pivots. Poise at the top and skate down the page with new moves. Learning how to make these Bone Alphabet letters promotes rhythm and greater flexibility for invention of all kinds of forms that will enliven your drawing and bring freedom and expression to your writing.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. We will stamp brass type & ornaments on leather, board, and paper.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 12, 2016, 11:00 AM End: Friday, August 12, 2016, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

Have you ever wondered how in the world paper is made? Then this workshop which introduces the materials, processes, and equipment used in Western hand papermaking is for you!

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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: 3
Start: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, August 30, 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, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Thursday, August 18, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Create your own decorative paper using one of the oldest decorated paper styles ever used by bookbinders. Paste papers are known for their distinctive 3-dimensional pattern and design. In this one-day workshop students will learn to make their own paste papers and gain knowledge about their history.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. While learning basic design and watercolor techniques, students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Take your marbling skills to the next level in this two-day intensive. Students will learn to marble on fabric and expand their bookbinding knowledge by using their own marbled fabric to bind a journal in the Northern Italian tradition.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Learn the magic in the method as you develop and use your personal code alphabet in this workshop. Throughout the day, students will go from structured to painterly qualities as they are guided through the aspects of calligraphy from spacing and good stroke quality to balance and spontaneity.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 11:00 AM End: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

Have you ever wondered how in the world paper is made? Then this workshop which introduces the materials, processes, and equipment used in Western hand papermaking is for you!

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Friday, September 23, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:00 PM End: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Get a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a "way of working." Learn how that can be applied to our own art projects and create a collage in the surrealist style.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 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.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, September 28, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Monday, October 3, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 10, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Monday, October 10, 2016, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, October 25, 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: 2
Start: Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Monday, October 24, 2016, 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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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, October 26, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

An altar is perfect for a sacred space, a spiritual work or an homenaje (homage) to a person you want to honor.  Portable altars are especially useful as they can be moved from one arena to another, building against a larger background if desired.  In this workshop students will learn to build their own small altars to honor a significant presence in their life.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 31, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Monday, October 31, 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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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Learn techniques for making beautiful images with pochoir, using hand-cut mylar stencils and a dry-brush technique, then bind your images into a sampler book.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Think outside the standard box! In this workshop for intermediate bookbinders learn to make several different shaped boxes from various paper materials and custom templates.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 14, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop we will explore the possibilities of embossing by hand on paper. Find new insight when adding this effect to poetry, images, a title page, or color study, for a 3D impact that grabs the eye. Easy to learn, fun to use, with stunning results. Come see how it's done!

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Friday, November 18, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

There is a whole world of boxes outside of the standard book enclosure. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a box with drawers and a letter holder in this two-day workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

A fun and versatile box that can be a shadow display box or a more traditional puzzle box with beads and little circular indentations where you can test your patience. Spend a day creating your own.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 28, 2016, 6:30 PM End: Monday, November 28, 2016, 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: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 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, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 9, 2016, 5:00 PM End: Friday, December 9, 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: 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.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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