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, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 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.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 20, 2017, 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 on Bookbinding Core 4.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, February 24, 2017, 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!

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Imagine the surprise of a Jacob’s Ladder structure combined with the possibilities of a flip book and you've got a Flim Flam book! Take a day and explore the creative potential of two non-traditional book forms.

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, February 27, 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: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Channel your inner Joseph Cornell and create your own forested world in miniature 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 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, March 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 8, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 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: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

This unique book structure is the perfect way to house small found objects and collage elements within a book.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, March 17, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 22, 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: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

Learn how to create an inset label during this evening workshop. We'll talk about placement, shape, and two ways to create a crisp inset on the case of a hard-cover book or clamshell box. Bring a printed label of your choice--all other materials will be provided. 

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Immerse yourself in the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 2. This 2-day workshop focuses on refining students’ leather paring skills as they work their way through a full leather binding that will be finished with blind tooling.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 PM
End: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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, March 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary-Ellen Campbell

Ideal for individual sheets of board, wood, metal, or heavy weight paper, this workshop will teach two sewn bindings- single sheet Coptic and Figure 8- to create sculptural books or hanging books.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 29, 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: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Make a lovely, layered, 3-dimensional book in this course. Learn another use for the accordion fold, and create an in-depth scene using postcards and photographs.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 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.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 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: Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, April 3, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:00 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, Printing, Arts Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, April 11, 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 Open Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 15, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, April 21, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 23, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

This week-long workshop begins with a hands-on lecture on a set of approximately twenty-five models of various historical and modern binding structures, with a focus on methods of board attachment.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, April 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, April 28, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 3, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 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, May 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Creative and versatile, the French doors binding is made up of two facing signatures that open away from each other. The resulting intersection of pages invites mismatched images, split text and playful interactions.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

This clever Chinese structure looks like a book but inside contains distinctive, smaller connected structures that fold flat and can open up like boxes. Spend an afternoon discovering the intricacies of these containers.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, May 8, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

You might know the pamphlet stitch but not quite like this. Spend a day learning learning to step up your pamphlet stitch game with decorative stitches and attractive covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 14, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, May 14, 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: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, May 26, 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: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 23, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 3, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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: 5
Start: Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This intensive class is for those with some leather experience who would like to learn the fundamentals of the most challenging area of book restoration.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 7, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The traditional method of binding books in Ethiopia survived relatively unchanged for over a thousand years. Learn this binding style and leave with a versatile book that lies flat when opened.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Back by popular demand! This class sold out when Dominic taught it for the first time four years ago.

This style, also known as Ledger Binding, is the quintessential Victorian structure, and about as close to Steampunk as it gets!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 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: 5
Start: Monday, June 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Glazier Codex is one of the most unusual and fascinating of the ancient book structures. With its bone clasps, leather thongs, leather bands over wooden boards and a pattern of shapes which could relate to a dragon, this book is an exciting addition to your historical repertoire.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Macy Chadwick

Learn techniques for making beautiful images with pochoir, using hand-cut mylar stencils and a dry-brush technique, then bind your images into a sampler book.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, June 23, 2017, 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, June 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

The Library Style was developed for the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century by Douglas Cockerell, as a way of binding books which needed to be extremely robust yet could remain pleasing to use and would open well. Take a weekend to learn this sturdy binding structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Then take this one day, beginner level class on the exquisite longstitch! Not only will you learn the ins and outs of this traditional German, non-adhesive, stitch pattern binding, but you’ll also learn to laminate decorative papers to create sturdy and malleable book covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Experience the pleasure of working with beautiful calfskin and learn the fundamentals of decorative blind tooled covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Roman wax tablet, or pugillare, is the original Roman PDA. It was used for all sorts of written material of the time, from tax invoices and shopping lists to poetry. Learn to make your own and keep all your shopping lists the old school way.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Take a day to learn a sleek and elegant take on the slipcase. This classy box structure allows easy access to books that need housing.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, this binding was the “daybook” of choice for the great Romantic English poets and artists. Learn this structure in this full day class with Master Binder Michael Burke.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Take your marbling skills to the next level in this workshop where students will learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Cunningly both simple and complex in appearance, flexagons contain secret pages and are not difficult to make. Break down this fun, unique structure and create your own in this afternoon workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 12, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 16, 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: 3
Start: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 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: Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Friday, July 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
Natalie Freed

Have you ever admired the beauty of traditional Chinese and Japanese stab bindings and wondered if you could design your own stitch pattern? This workshop is for you!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Continue to broaden the world of pamphlet stitches in this workshop that covers multiple signature pamphlet books. C’mon back and have more fun with this versatile book structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Accordion folded book structures are elegant, versatile, and reader-friendly; they provide endless possibilities for exploring a variety of techniques and mediums. In this class, students spend the day constructing structural variations, exploring design possibilities, and brainstorming ideas for future uses.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 26, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 29, 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: 1
Start: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 6, 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: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Books are universally recognizable and when children create their own it sparks their interest in story telling and boosts their self-esteem. Spend an afternoon learning an array of book structures to teach youngsters.

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Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 7, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 11, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 9, 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!

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:00 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!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

If you’ve never made a monoprint before or haven’t made a monoprint since grade school, now is the time to discover this wonderful method for adding color, texture, gesture, and image to your work. It can be used in a journal, on a lettered broadside, or students can explore and develop the mark-making elements for calligraphy and letterform art. This technique is engaging, easy to learn and works on the most advanced levels.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Get down and dirty day in this workshop completely packed with a pandora’s box of ideas for creating your own decorative paper surfaces and bookcloth for bookmaking with unique and unusual materials.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In this class we will explore the world of titling on books using type and dies for heated applications known as stamping.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 27, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 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!

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