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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Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, July 6, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Monday, 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: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM End: Sunday, 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: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, 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: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 9:30 AM End: Wednesday, 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: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Thursday, 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: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, 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: Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Monday, July 27, 2015, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Make notebooks and other printed goods using the Kwikprint Foil Stamper. Learn resources for finding affordable and repurposed supplies to stamp on, and bring your own scraps to foil stamp.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Wednesday, 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: Monday, August 3, 2015, 5:00 PM End: Monday, 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: Sunday, August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Sunday, 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: Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Tuesday, 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: Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM End: Sunday, 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: Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30 PM End: Monday, 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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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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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: 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

Make notebooks and other printed goods using the Kwikprint Foil Stamper. Learn resources for finding affordable and repurposed supplies to stamp on, and bring your own scraps to foil stamp.

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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: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 12:30 PM End: Sunday, October 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Claire Siepser

In this workshop, we will discuss and explore the many aspects of sculptural paper. You will learn about the properties of paper and adhesives and how those characteristics can be used to make three-dimensional items. We will use, dampening, cutting, folding, wire armatures, and surface manipulation techniques. Get ready to play with paper!

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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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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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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10:00 AM End: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Learn how to make a book structure invented by famous book artist Hedi Kyle

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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, 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.

Open
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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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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