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 Statussort ascending
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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

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

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 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.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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

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

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 5:00 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Sarah Songer

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, February 24, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 28, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: 5
Start: Monday, March 23, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 27, 2020, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 9, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 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: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 5:00 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Build a decorative box that is its own magic trick. This box has three compartments, but only one or two are visible at a time. The lid hinges in two directions hiding the contents of the other compartments.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

In this class students will learn how to combine the basic structure of a star book with the theatrical 3D effects of a tunnel book. Through various methods they will discover how build a mobile with a playful sense of narrative.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Hedi Kyle’s Flagbook structure can be used in many ways. During this class we will look at ideas beyond the ‘traditional’ flags. Students will leave with several sample structures and the skills to make books on their own at home.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 29, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 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, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Children’s board books make a great base for altered book projects. This class will show you how to transform a board book into a handmade art book using collage, acrylic techniques, and stamping. Students will discover how to add playful secret pockets, tags, and pop-ups to add elements of dimension and surprise.

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

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 6, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, April 6, 2020, 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: Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, March 13, 2020, 10:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 5:30 PM
Ralph Sanders

You have text for your book, now it's time to add images! Students in this workshop will create sample boards on various papers using different approaches to applying various mediums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

During this comprehensive marbling class, students will gain an overview of western marbling techniques creating works on paper and textiles with an eye to patterns and color theory. This class is designed not only to answer questions about almost every aspect of marbling, but also to give students a firm foundation upon which to launch themselves into the marbling world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 26, 2020, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 23, 2020, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn the basics of pochoir, a stenciling technique that is great for editioning and book art. Pochoir will help you add color and depth to your projects.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 28, 2020, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 28, 2020, 9:30 PM
Steph Rue

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 3, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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