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 Instructorsort ascending Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, March 14, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 28, 2021, 12:00 PM
India Johnson

Equal parts creative writing and bookmaking, this workshop's primary aim is play!

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, March 14, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:30 PM
Kate Laster

How in this time of social distancing can we connect through art and tenderness? MAIL ART!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

Learn to apply metal leaf to paper, wood and stone as a compositional element.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, March 5, 2021, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 7, 2021, 4:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Adapt classic pop-up structures to make YOUR OWN novel structures, and bind them up with a scroll-like technique.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, April 16, 2021, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 18, 2021, 4:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Can't get no "satisfaction"? This movables workshop will help!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create a unique artist’s book using textiles, stitching, inks and collage.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 6:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Create a little handmade pop-up book nestled in a tin.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Learn how to transfer laser prints onto various surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 27, 2021, 12:00 PM
Raoul Martinez

Learn Fraktur calligraphy, a baroque version of blackletter.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 4
Start: Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 12:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

A thorough introduction to Western paper marbling.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, March 15, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:00 PM
Michelle Wilson

Explore embroidery stitches on paper as a markmaking tool and means to embellish prints, photos, and artist books.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 29, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn to create great images using a simple stencil in this introductory workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Make art with your never-used pasta machine! (and you can still use the pasta maker for noodles).

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Want to bind single sheets easily? The Lark's Head Binding will do the trick!

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

This date is full - scroll down for a new session in May!

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 4:00 PM
Elaine Chu

Create beautiful monoprints using gel plates and objects found in nature.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 8, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, May 8, 2021, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to work with melted beeswax, paper ephemera, and found images to create stunning art!

Open