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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 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: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Day 1: Students will construct a full cloth clamshell box from a provided template. Day 2: Students will design and construct a custom clamshell to their own specifications and using their own materials if they choose.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 30, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Channel your inner Joseph Cornell and create a winter wonderland in this 2-day workshop. From folding the scenery to constructing the see-through box to hold it, this class covers all the basics of shadow box creation.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Looking to learn new binding stiches and create eye-catching spines on your books? Well, look no further! This workshop will teach two stitches that result in beautiful, exposed spine bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:00 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Looking for a new way to express yourself? Why not take your words, cut them out, and fold them up? Learn basic paper cutting and folding techniques in this evening workshop.

Wait-list
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 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, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:30 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.

Wait-list
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 13, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. In this workshop, students will stamp brass type and ornaments onto paper, board covered with bookcloth, and leather.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Take a weekend and practice your European binding skills with this strong binding originally developed in Germany.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 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: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:30 PM
Macy Chadwick

A bookish version of the surrealist game “exquisite corpse”, heads, bodies, and legs will be mixed and matched as students create an interactive, multi-paged books in this evening workshop.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This intriguing book structure, which means 'back-to-back' in French, turns two books into one!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 11, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 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, December 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 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: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. While learning basic design and watercolor techniques, students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Get organized for the new year by making your own journal! Whether you are a diarist, a bullet journaler, or an artist wanting to make a unique sketchbook, this class can help you make your perfect hard cover book.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Spend a joyful afternoon learning this centuries old process that produces exciting, intricate designs, and offers endless possibilities for decorating paper. Colorful and fun, this method is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Ideal for sketching and journaling, this book structure is based on a model by book artist Hedi Kyle. Incorporating paper tapes and a soft cover this book is both flexible and durable.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:00 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: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 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, December 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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, January 7, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 5:00 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: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

A fun and versatile box that can be used as a shadow display box or a more traditional puzzle box with beads where you can test your patience. Spend a day creating your own.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Developed by book conservator and book arts educator Gary Frost, the Sewn Boards binding is an elegant solution for “lay flat” books. In this day long workshop, students learn how to construct this particular binding, as well as necessary tips for recreating a Sewn Board structure outside of class.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 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: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 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, January 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, January 22, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. In this workshop, students will stamp brass type and ornaments onto paper, board covered with bookcloth, and leather.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in including words in your visual work? This gentle workshop will shine light on how words can be used like other art media to describe an object, to capture a mood, to tell a story, and to transform how we see the world.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, January 29, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking to create a book or album from individual sheets of paper? This binding structure has a bit of Victorian Era flair and uses book cloth to attach single pages for an album that lays flat when opened.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

If you’ve been seeking an interesting and elegant way to house your book and paper structures or you’re just looking for a beautiful, non-traditional box for storing things, this workshop is your answer. Spend a day learning to construct a charming and functional hatch-top box with a bottom drawer.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 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: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Get into the spirit of the coming lovey holiday by creating tiny leather books to wear or gift for St. Valentine’s Day! Share your love and love of books by creating a couple of tiny tomes to wear or share.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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, February 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you love the alchemy of printed words and images that mix and grow with the turning of pages? Do the complex layers of meaning that can arise within a book fascinate you? If so, the Artists’ Book is a medium worthy of your exploration. Begin to delve into this rich and expanding format in this one-day class that introduces the history, basic structures, and an overview of the practices used by book artists. Bring your own quotes, short poems, or images and craft a book during the day to get a taste of the joy that is the making of Artists’ Books.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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, February 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Based on an historical 16th century style of bookbinding, this clever 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!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 PM
Pam DeLuco

Dial in your hand bookbinding toolkit with this workshop that teaches the basics of handspinning on a drop spindle with a focus on spinning yarn that is suitable for sewing books.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 19, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:00 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, February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 23, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, February 23, 2018, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Day 1: Students will construct a full cloth clamshell box from a provided template. Day 2: Students will design and construct a custom clamshell to their own specifications and using their own materials if they choose.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this one and a half-day workshop, students will learn various methods of surface decoration using Korean techniques and materials. Students will create a collection of samples including backed, waxed, burnished, and felted papers that can be used as book covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 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, March 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the methods of early medieval binders as you create your own Carolingian binding model, a structures developed during the reign of Charlemagne.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. Students in this workshop will stamp brass type and ornaments onto leather, board, and paper.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this two-day workshop, students will create a set of binding models using various methods of East Asian side stitch binding. The binding models will be housed in a wraparound case, which will also be constructed in class.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 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: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:30 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: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you have stacks of old books lying around that no longer have monetary, cultural, or personal value and are just taking up space? Transform them into works of art!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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, March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Anne Covell

From Coptic and Greek to Carolingian and Romanesque, learn to sew over a dozen historic binding styles on a single book in this one-day workshop with visiting instructor Anne Covell.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

This non-adhesive book structure was originally developed by Belgian Anne Goy in the 1980’s and has become a favorite among book artists and binders. In this daylong class, students will learn the ins-and-outs of creating an ingenious soft-cover structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 23, 2018, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 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: 1
Start: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 5:00 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: Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 26, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 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: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Based on the Nag Hammadi codex, this single signature book is made from handmade cotton rag paper and leather over thin boards. Once assembled, students will embellish their books completing a personalized, pocket-sized journal/sketchbook.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 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: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:00 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 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, April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. In this all day workshop, students learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books -- and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

Considered Medieval bling, the girdle book is an historic binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Learn the ins-and-outs of this early binding structure in this 4-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Break out of the clamshell and slip case box for storing your bookish objects. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers as an alternative storage option.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Make an elegant book using your own creative patterns to design a cover in this workshop that combines simple monotype techniques with the cross structure binding. A perfect structure for a sketchbook or journal, the hand patterning makes it truly unique.

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