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
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Pick up where you left off in Hand Lettering with Billy Ola Hutchinson's twist on Copperplate/Spencerian!

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:30 PM
End: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to construct a unique hardcover journal with lay-flat pages, perfect for note-taking or sketching.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2024, 4:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 11, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session - now on Thursdays!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Pop-ups are fun. And when they are small they are extra special!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 4:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create a 3D pop-up architectural scene with a few simple cuts and folds. 

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Rik Olson

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block for reproduction via letterpress or hand inking.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 1, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 1, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 4, 2024, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Also known as ‘shepherd’s purse' or ‘explosion page’ and often used commercially for tourist maps, the Turkish map fold and other variants are interesting and impactful features to add to a binding.

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Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 12, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 16, 2024, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

During this comprehensive marbling class, students will gain an overview of western marbling techniques creating works on paper and textiles with an eye to patterns and color theory.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
Patricia Wakida

Learn the basics of carving and printing designs from linoleum blocks.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 5:00 PM
Kate Laster

Learn about the tender art of subtractive drawing that is papercut! What happens when we make images with razor sharp sweetness?

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 7, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 8, 2024, 2:30 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Learn five variations of an integrated pulling mechanism in this kit-based online workshop with noted movable book artist Shawn Sheehy.

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