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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:00 PM End: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 5:00 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Learn two methods for making book cloth. Open up the range of possibilities for the look and feel of book, box, and portfolio covers with your own fabric.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM End: Sunday, September 6, 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: 3
Start: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, September 22, 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: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM End: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

In this two day workshop, you will learn the basic letterforms, and the rhythm and spacing that give Italic its distinctive appearance. Acquire the skills to work with a broad-edged pen to provide a firm foundation for learning almost any calligraphic hand. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 10:00 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: 2
Start: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 PM
Margaret Morgan

Move away from traditional forms of calligraphy towards an alphabet of your own


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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 21, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Monday, September 21, 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: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Wednesday, September 23, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning class 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!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00 PM End: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4:00 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: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, October 27, 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: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4:00 PM
Mark Wangberg

Explore a number of ways to use local dyes to print, stamp, stencil, paint and make marks on our papers and natural materials.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 12, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Monday, October 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop, you will create your own personal syllabary or sign alphabet. In the process you will learn about lettering theory, calligraphic spacing, and the forces and tensions that make or break a page.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

Learn to gild on paper with genuine gold leaf using medieval materials and techniques.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 10:00 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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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Tuesday, October 27, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 1:00 PM End: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
Taun Relihan

This course will trace the history of Alchemy, discuss the goals and aspirations of the Alchemists, explore the mysterious and beautiful illustrations and diagrams they created and discuss the application of transformation as they envisioned it in their work.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Friday, November 6, 2015, 10:00 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: 2
Start: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

Whether hand drawn or type set, initial capitals adorned with textures, patterns, and colors are certain to draw attention to any text.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this inroductory class, student will learn basic knowledge of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, November 15, 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: 1
Start: Monday, November 16, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Monday, November 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop, you will explore the symbols and signs of ancient and modern African scripts, to awaken fresh insight into form.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 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 “artistamps”) using a variety of different mixed media techniques.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Monday, November 30, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this inroductory class, student will learn basic knowledge of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 7, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Monday, December 7, 2015, 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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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 5:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Finally! An all day image transfer class! Learn the core methods for transferring images and text to all surfaces: paper, fabric, wood and metal, then spend the day playing and exploring the world of image transfers.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Tuesday, December 15, 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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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Monday, December 21, 2015, 10:00 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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