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: March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM End: March 7, 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: March 15, 2015, 9:30 AM End: March 15, 2015, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

In this one day class construct an elegant and durable full-cloth covered clamshell presentation box for your suites of prints or books.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: March 16, 2015, 9:30 AM End: March 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make your own personal initial, logo, or monogram! Beginners to advanced students will learn about placement, and how to choose and combine type styles, handwritten letters, and graphic elements, and will work toward creating a balanced effective design.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: March 20, 2015, 5:00 PM End: March 20, 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: March 20, 2015, 6:30 PM End: March 20, 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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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM End: March 22, 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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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: April 7, 2015, 6:30 PM End: April 21, 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: April 8, 2015, 6:30 PM End: April 15, 2015, 9:30 PM
Will Cloughley

Dionysus says beware of creeping elegance, don’t be afraid to lose yourself and make a mess; Apollo says let’s sort this mess out and make it into something meaningful, harmonious, orderly. In Book of You—Part Two we will be guided by the voices of both of these ancient Greek gods that in balance resulted in the profundity of their highest art forms.

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

Make a fantastic illuminated letter! Beginners to advanced students will learn a traditional method for drawing a well-balanced letter, will explore the close interaction of lines, and move forward to design and refine a single initial letter with drawn or colored elements. Individual results can range from simple and geometric to curved and organic using this dynamic model. Motifs and background patterns will be discussed.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM End: April 11, 2015, 6:00 PM
Natalie Freed, Becca Rose

Learn to animate and add interactivity to your electronic books with crafted switches, sensors, and controllers! In this workshop we will expand the skills and knowledge learned in E-luminated Books Part 1.

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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: April 24, 2015, 5:00 PM End: April 24, 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: April 24, 2015, 6:30 PM End: April 24, 2015, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Just in time for Mother's Day, learn how to make a variety of blooms using paper.

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