Binding

SFCB's bookbinding courses range from the enduring structures of both Western and Eastern traditions to contemporary approaches, with a wealth of bookmaking techniques in between, including pamphlets, pop-ups, exposed sewing stitches, protective boxes, photo albums and more.

Workshops: Binding
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, April 10, 2020, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant lift-top presentation boxes. In this class you will design and construct a custom lift-top box to your own specifications.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

If you are interested in learning how and why to bind books with leather, this is the class for you.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, April 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Friday, April 24, 2020, 4:00 PM
Aimee Lee

Our planet's abundance of plants has provided food, shelter, and clothing for humans across cultures, from past to present. This course will focus on how specific natural materials were used in Korea to make lace from bark, rope from paper, color from fruit, and 2D/3D objects from hanji: Korean paper.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, April 20, 2020, 9:30 PM
Hope Amico

Starting with a simple folded form, we will explore the possibilities of making small books that are easy to photocopy and share. With this framework we will delve into the ideas of introspection and nostalgia and create a small library of work inspired by the current exhibition at SFCB.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

A popular bookbinding workshop. No longer a secret, the secret Belgian binding is an ideal structure for guest books, sketchbooks, and photo albums, as the pages lay flat when the book is open.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This marbling lab takes the art of traditional paper marbling to a new level by introducing metallics to the pigments normally used and experimenting with over-marbling techniques. The shining hues of copper, silver, bronze, gold and pearl will transform a sheet of paper into an iridescent wonder.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, May 11, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, May 15, 2020, 5:30 PM
Radha Pandey

In this intensive introductory class, students will learn six book structures, building narratives using text and image, and will the basics of printing. They will create a small edition of artist books for trade with others in the class.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:30 PM
Johan Solberg

In the 9th century, a very unique binding structure developed in the Middle East. In this intensive three-day workshop, students will be introduced to the history of early Islamicate bookbinding by making their own leather bound 9th century model, based on historical fragments.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This introduction to the secondary track in leatherwork for bookbinding helps students cross the frontier of those remote and mysterious tools and techniques commonly used in leather bookbinding today.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 31, 2020, 4:30 PM
Peter Thomas

What goes into making a book? Learn the steps in this weekend workshop! From making paper, to letterpress printingin on that paper and then binding a flag book, this class covers it all. Expect beautiful textures, colorful combinations of images & letters, and a beautiful book.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 31, 2020, 3:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Find out how to create a unique art book using textiles, stitching, inks and collage. We start by adhering a patchwork of fabrics onto freezer paper. When dried the resulting strip of material peels off the freezer paper and is ready to be folded into an accordion.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Working from pre-cut materials students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box, & Slipcase.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 12, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The San Francisco Center for the Book celebrates the craft and art of bookbinding. Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking. It provides students a comprehensive foundation to delve into the practice of binding and qualifies them work in our bindery.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 14, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 14, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nikki Thompson

This book structure is a dynamic concertina that will wow the viewer. Combining the concertina with ribbons and pamphlets allows for an expanding and collapsing book unlike no other.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 19, 2020, 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. This class is designed not only to answer questions about almost every aspect of marbling, but also to give students a firm foundation upon which to launch themselves into the marbling world.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a magical artists’ book in a day from your own deconstructed drawings.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

In this class we will be using collage techniques to create a book with pop-up elements and a hardcover that nestles nicely in an upcycled tin.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Fold a little paper, decorate it with your own drawings, use a blade for cutting, and a glue-stick to piece it all together – et voila, a miniature pop-up theatre!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 10, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 1. In this 3-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making a book that advances the skills learned in Bookbinding Core 4.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 20
Start: Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 7, 2020, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

In this comprehensive, four-week master class, students will get to experience all the steps involved in making a fine designed binding with one of SFCB’s most experienced teachers, Dominic Riley.

Closed
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine the simple structure of an accordion book with playful elements such as pop-ups, collage, photo-transfer and embroidery. In this class you will find out how to use the dimensional qualities of pop-ups to express poetic, narrative, or purely visual themes, and how to incorporate mixed media to convey your ideas.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Ideal Sketchbook is modeled on the those used by Wordsworth and Ruskin as they wandered the Lake District to draw and write. Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, it was the 'daybook' of choice for all the great Romantic poets and artists.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A great class for beginners, this album can also be made on the kitchen table with a few tools. This is a great book structure for artists and photographers who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, July 27, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to make a unique tag book using gift tags, accordion fold techniques and collage. By adding stamping, photo-transfer and mixed media you will create a book that can include playful secret pockets and colorful painterly elements.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Learn how to restore your dictionaries, encyclopedias and cookbooks with this extremely robust binding. A perfect class for bookbinders of all levels.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 1, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 1, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? Then this class is for you. Learn how to take a glued-back paper-covered book and transform it into something more durable and beautiful.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

This all-adhesive structure is perfect for turning single sided media like photographs and prints into an elegant double sided book structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 2, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 3, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, August 3, 2020, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Step back in time and enjoy making your own model of the earliest known codex binding, famous for containing the controversial Gnostic Gospels.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

This 1-day intensive workshop focuses on showcasing an artist's visual collection of natural curiosities in a truly one of a kind enclosure structure.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, August 14, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5:30 PM
Shawn Sheehy

This workshop removes the restraint of FLAT from the codex page. Imagine binding drawer-like boxes into a sort of book block, complete with its own cabinet-like case. Inside each of these boxes will be something mechanical made from paper. In this workshop you will learn to build just such a Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 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 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 16, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This marbling lab takes the art of traditional paper marbling to a new level by introducing metallics to the pigments normally used and experimenting with over-marbling techniques. The shining hues of copper, silver, bronze, gold and pearl will transform a sheet of paper into an iridescent wonder.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

St. Cuthbert’s Gospel is a small binding, very beautiful and exquisitely made, and is of tremendous importance to bookbinders not only as an example of early English binding, with its intriguing construction, but also for its decoration, which draws on Islamic, Celtic, and Anglo-Saxon influences.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 17, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 17, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Need a bit of storage in book form? Created by Hedi Kyle, the blizzard book is useful for holding coupons, recipes, business cards and many other small treasures.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Championed by conservator/bookbinder Carmencho Arregui, this book structure can easily be made in a few hours – the perfect thing if you’re interested in making a gift for a friend or a new sketchbook/journal for yourself!

Closed
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 30, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 28, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 28, 2020, 9:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this introductory workshop, students will learn about the history, techniques, tools, and materials of Korean bookbinding.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 13, 2020, 5:30 PM
Susan Lowdermilk

In this workshop, students will learn basic pop-up techniques and simple electronic circuitry and combine them into an accordion book illuminated with LED lights that are specifically designed for paper arts!

Open