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, May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 26, 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: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn to make three different styles of Japanese bindings and wrap them in a traditional chitsu enclosure.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 27, 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: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 3, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, June 4, 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: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 6, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 PM
Kumi Korf

In this workshop, which combines book arts and box making, students will create portable architecture with Joseph Cornell in mind.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 10, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 16, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create two charming miniature books, using the cross-structure and long & link-stitch bindings. Beautiful handmade paper will be used for sewing supports and watercolor paper will make a lovely little sketchbook.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 23, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 24, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 24, 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, June 25, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Spend part of your summer break at one of the most exciting places in the City: The San Francisco Center for the Book! In this week long summer camp, students will learn how to bind books, carve their own stamps, collage, create one of a kind artwork, and learn about the history of the book, leaving with a pile of completed projects and book arts skills.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 1, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 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.

Michael and Dominic’s most popular class is back!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Victorian Luxury! This class is a must for anyone wanting to advance their leather bookbinding skills.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, July 9, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, July 9, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 9:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 11, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 15, 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: 5
Start: Monday, July 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

A new offering from bookbinder extraordinaire, Dominic Riley, this class combines several tooling techniques into a five-day extravaganza of traditional and creative approaches.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 21, 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, July 22, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 22, 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, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 6:00 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 27, 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: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 24, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Discover the miraculous properties of Japanese paper as a material for repairing leather bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Scandinavian Elegance! Discover the beauty of the Danish Millimeter Binding, and spend five days exploring this classic style and its variations. This class is highly recommended as an introduction to bookbinding with leather.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Enhance the beauty of your hand bound books! This workshop introduces you to a host of attractive colored edges.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This binding originated in Constantinople and throughout history the binding endured. The essential elements of Byzantine bindings, such as a flexible spine, wooden boards and blind stamped leather are still very much in use today. In this workshop we will make a typical example of this fascinating structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 8, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Boxmaking and leatherwork combine in this superb luxury box! Whether it is used to house a fine binding, cherished ephemera or suites of prints, this is the ideal box for the job, and a very good class for those looking to work with leather and gold.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Judy Serebrin

Have beautiful scraps from bookmaking/printmaking/photography projects? This workshop will teach you how to make them into charming miniature books.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 11, 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: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Transform a standard-issue lined, sewn notebook into a thing of beauty.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine the simple structure of an accordion book with the playful elements of pop-ups and collage. Here's the opportunity to combine content and form to communicate your unique vision.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 18, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 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: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in using words in your visual work? In this gentle workshop we will first bind our own notebook, then move through a series of guided writing explorations that have the potential to inspire future practices and projects.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 29, 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: 4
Start: Friday, September 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Erin Fletcher

The 3-Part Bradel binding offers a unique aesthetic over a traditional case binding. For this workshop, students will use leather to cover the spine and cloth or paper for the covers of their binding. Using a variety of bindery equipment, students will also create a simple decorative edge and stamp a custom label.

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