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: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 29, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 30, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Originally structural, headbands evolved over the centuries to a more decorative function. This evening will explore single and double core headbands, sewn onto the book block.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 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: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 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, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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, October 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 7, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, October 8, 2018, 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: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:30 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, October 12, 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, October 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 13, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:00 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, October 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 21, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 24, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 27, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, October 30, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 3, 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.

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12:30 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: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 11, 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: 3
Start: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 18, 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: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 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, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:30 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 16, 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.

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, November 12, 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, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Fill your empty books in 2 evenings of sketchbook play! Explore color through various mixing techniques, add imagery with simple image transfers, combine texture and text using collage, and work with prompts for creating imagery and writing.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6:00 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: 1
Start: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 26, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, November 26, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery for your print and book projects? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 29, 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: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

If you've been looking for a book with a nearly indestructible cover, or just a unique binding, this is your answer! Straight out of a 1970s Italian phone booth, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4:00 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 3, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, December 3, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 8, 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: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

Learn about the history and technique of East Asian bookbinding and make two books in one day: the side-stitch binding and the Japanese multi-section book.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 14, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 12, 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, December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 15, 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: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 15, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. Students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures, on which they can apply basic design and watercolor techniques.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 16, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 18, 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: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 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: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 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, December 23, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 28, 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: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 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, December 30, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, January 4, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, January 4, 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: Saturday, January 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 5, 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, January 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 6, 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
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

In this 2-day workshop, learn a variety of inlay and onlay techniques for use on leather bindings. Techniques demonstrated will include: backpared, feathered, flat and sculptural onlays; inlaid and incised lines; raised, flush and recessed inlays.

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