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 Statussort descending
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world.

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Think outside the standard box! In this workshop students will learn to make several different shaped boxes from various paper materials and custom templates.

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Combine pop-up and movable book structures to bring dimension and animation to your books. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the fundamentals of paper engineering and learn about the tools and materials of the craft.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Explore the joys of making your own historical decorated papers, then experiment with contemporary designs and inventive techniques.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Have you been dreaming of honing your marbling skills but are unsure of doing it on your own? This workshop will allow you to do just that! Guided by Italian marbler Pietro Accardi, students will have a day to practice techniques learned in SFCB’s Introduction to Marbling workshops and leave with a stack of their own marbled paper.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This extension of our popular Introduction to Western Marbling workshop will help students take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5:30 PM
Meri Brin

After completing the Introduction to the Risograph Class, you can now work on your own Risograph project. Consider a poster or series of postcards, pamphlet zine or single-page structure.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

The right paper loves to be folded, creased and bound, and this course is an integrated exploration of the two pleasures of accordions and folds, and where they intersect. Create five books during this fun-filled session, that covers a wide range of possibilities for these structures.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Create a letterpress printed one page wonder. Single sheet books are made out of one sheet of paper and in this workshop students will design and print an edition of one-page folded books while learning to set type and print on a cylinder press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

If you're looking to begin making artists' books or adding content to existing books, color theory is a great place to start. Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course covers the basics of color theory and acrylic techniques that are essential for artists working in any medium.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get medieval! Learn the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this introductory calligraphy workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Get your pen, ink, and paper together and strengthen your writing with this upright cursive hand. Learn the basics of constructing the Ronde script that influences our present day handwriting and lettering design. Perfect for making place cards, writing letters, or journaling.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2019, 6:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a dynamic new artists' book structure? Explore the unique capabilities and three-dimensional movement of the flag book—a structure composed of crisscrossing “flags” or small pages attached to an accordion-folded spine.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn the basics of pochoir, a stenciling technique that is great for editioning and book art. Pochoir will help you add color and depth to your projects.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 3:00 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to make an adorable library of books small enough to fit in your pocket! Share your love of books by creating a set of tiny tomes to wear and share.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

In this class students will learn how to combine the basic structure of a star book with the theatrical 3D effects of a tunnel book. Through various methods they will discover how build a mobile with a playful sense of narrative.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 5:30 PM
Ralph Sanders

Gather your drawings and get ready to transfer your imagery into scratchboard illustration. Learn the basics of this accessible direct engraving technique in this one-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Children’s board books make a great base for altered book projects. This class will show you how to transform a board book into a handmade art book using collage, acrylic techniques, and stamping. Students will discover how to add playful secret pockets, tags, and pop-ups to add elements of dimension and surprise.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Make your own meditation scroll, a unique design and process developed by the instructor. There will be a brief history of the scroll and an introduction to focused awareness and stillness in the making of art.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine accordion folds, signatures, and a piano hinge spine to create a unique book with a playful hiding place.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

This class will use a game designed by the instructor to assist participants in gaining the foundations needed to write their own stories/fiction.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 16, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 7, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 7, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Weekend Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, June 3, 2019, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, July 19, 2019, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, May 31, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

A book structure with personality built into the cover, buttonhole books allow for exposed sewing and decorative cuts that give a window from the outside in.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 3:00 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to make an adorable library of books small enough to fit in your pocket! Share your love of books by creating a set of tiny tomes to wear and share.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Raoul Martinez

Copperplate is a calligraphic script that is written with a flexible pointed nib. It can be used for formal occasions and anything that calls for refined elegance.

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