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
Typesort descending Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 13, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, February 20, 2021, 3:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

With just a few simple tools, a bit of paint & paste, learn to decorate and pattern your own paper for book covers, endsheets, or wrapping paper.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, January 22, 2021, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 24, 2021, 4:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 PM
Ellen Sheffield

A workshop for artists and/or writers who want to expand their visual and literary practices by exploring text in the book format.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Explore the fun and intuitive nature of collage in this introductory workshop.

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

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 4:00 PM
Elaine Chu

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 25, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Monday, January 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 11:00 AM
Radha Pandey

Learn how to naturally dye papers which you can then transform into paper thread or kami-ito.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Learn principles and practices for tapping into your creative flow and maintaining a drawing journal habit.

Wait-list
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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Make an easy and useful handmade book to store all sorts of mementos!

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: 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: 1
Start: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 1:30 PM
Judi Tentor

Learn how to use this historic alternative photographic process to create multiple prints from hand drawn negatives and photograms from your chosen objects.

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: 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: 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!

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.

Open
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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, February 1, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Monday, February 22, 2021, 5:00 PM
Matt Runkle

Explore the conceptual and practical ways of thinking when making artist's books, with a focus on editioning.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:00 PM
End: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn this visually intricate, classic artist book structure.

Open