Workshops

Workshops

San Francisco Center for the Book offers more than 300 workshops each year in three broad categories: Printing, Binding, and Related Arts. Registration begins as soon as each trimester's workshops are announced, and continues throughout the trimester. You are encouraged to register early, as class size is limited and workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register online, though you are welcome to register in person or by phone at 415-565-0545. Please note that we cannot reserve your place in a workshop without having received full payment. If the workshop is already full, you will be placed on a wait list and notified if space becomes available. Please visit our Registration Policies page for complete information.

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Scroll through the complete workshop listing below. Click on a heading to sort the list by workshop type, instructor, date, etc. You can also view workshop categories via the menu bar – select All Workshops and a sub-menu will come up with a choice of printing, binding and arts workshops.
 

Workshops: All

Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 26, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 26, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 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: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 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: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Take your marbling skills to the next level in this two-day intensive. Students will learn to marble on fabric and expand their bookbinding knowledge by using their own marbled fabric to bind a journal in the Northern Italian tradition.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Learn the magic in the method as you develop and use your personal code alphabet in this workshop. Throughout the day, students will go from structured to painterly qualities as they are guided through the aspects of calligraphy from spacing and good stroke quality to balance and spontaneity.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:00 PM
John DeMerritt

Learn this versatile binding developed by bookbinder and artist, Tim Ely. An adhesive book structure made up of single folios attached back to back, drum leaf binding requires minimal equipment and tools, it’s quickly made and can vary greatly in its function and appearance depending on paper, detailing, and covering material choices.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

Have you ever wondered how in the world paper is made? Then this workshop which introduces the materials, processes, and equipment used in Western hand papermaking is for you!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, September 23, 2016, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Get a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a "way of working." Learn how that can be applied to your own art projects and create a collage in the surrealist style.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 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, September 25, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Unfold the magic with this expandable book structure. With a series of cunningly placed page folds, border books open out as each page is turned allowing for a flow of content that is not possible in more traditionally bound books. Take a day and learn this lovely structure while broadening the definition of what a codex can be.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, September 30, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, September 26, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition letterpress printed chapbook in just one day! Master Printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for twenty years.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 26, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, September 26, 2016, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paul Moxon

Developed for intermediate printers, this problem solving workshop, lead by visiting instructor and letterpress expert Paul Moxon, will help improve the technical quality of your presswork.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 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: Monday, October 3, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, October 3, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 3:00 PM
Chad Johnson

The Iron Hand Press is a workhorse from the nineteenth century that welds modern printing to its earliest incarnations over five hundred years ago. This class covers an overview of the practices and principals of doing edition work on this venerable printing press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Personalize your next party! Using SFCB's vast collection of type and decorative ornaments, print an edition of coasters of your own design.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, October 9, 2016, 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

After completing the Core, there is still much to learn in order to produce letterpress editions. This three class series will begin you on that path by going through the stages of production: first together as a class and then individually. Students will finish
the class with an editioned letterpress project of their own design, which will hopefully be the first of many more to come!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, October 10, 2016, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Hand lettering for all, even those with the shakiest of handwriting! Ease into the art of calligraphy with this beginning class in penmanship, letter formation, layout techniques, and calligraphic processes and materials.

Wait-list
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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: 1
Start: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary-Ellen Campbell

Great for photos, prints, and paintings; take a day and learn three bindings based on concertina folds that allow pages to be added and removed or added later.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, October 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. After this class students are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 24, 2016, 9:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Collage is a process of exploration: with X-Acto in hand, we sift through old magazines, discarded books, and other scraps and ephemera in search of patterns, looking to unite images that were once separate. Learn how to stock your toolkit before you set out while getting a hands-on introduction to collage!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to properly maintain a Cylinder Press as well as how to adjust it so that it prints beautifully.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, October 21, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, October 21, 2016, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 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: 4
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 1. In this 4-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making two books bound using two different leather binding techniques.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mr. Rik Olson

Relief print like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block in the classical style from the 1780’s.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, October 24, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist, Lisa Rappoport

The four class Jobbing Platen Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. After this class students are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 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: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

An altar is perfect for a sacred space, a spiritual work or an homenaje (homage) to a person you want to honor.  Portable altars are especially useful as they can be moved from one arena to another, building against a larger background if desired.  In this workshop students will learn to build their own small altars to honor a significant presence in their life.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 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: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 5:00 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, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 31, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, October 31, 2016, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

After taking Polymer Core 1, learn how to make detailed, high-quality photopolymer plates from digital files and film for letterpress printing.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4:00 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 11, 2016, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to maintain your Jobbing Platen Press and get tips on troubleshooting and basic repair.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 9:30 PM
Monica Lee

Tired of your book arts tools getting lost in your bag or of leaving one at home when you travel? Take an evening and learn to create your own tool pouches out of durable Tyvek to solve your tool organization woes.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, November 11, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Gift tags are a quick way to embellish the wrapping of a present or send a quick message to a recipient. Why not get fancy and make some letterpress gift tags for the upcoming season of gift giving?

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 4:00 PM
Jody Alexander

Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired, and passed down from generation to generation. Learn the language of Boro in this workshop and create a sampler book of techniques that will be bound with the Japanese side sewn binding. The sampler book can be referred back to for future projects as well as exist as a piece of art in itself.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

Learn how to bring together single sheets in this adhesive binding. The Perfect Bound book is typical of what you might see when buying a favorite paperback: single sheets of paper are stacked and bound together with a layer of adhesive at the spine.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Think outside the standard box! In this workshop for intermediate bookbinders learn to make several different shaped boxes from various paper materials and custom templates.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 14, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, November 14, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop we will explore the possibilities of embossing by hand on paper. Find new insight when adding this effect to poetry, images, a title page, or color study, for a 3D impact that grabs the eye. Easy to learn, fun to use, with stunning results. Come see how it's done!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 14, 2016, 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.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

Learn the fundamentals of digital design for letterpress! Students will learn key skills for software applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We will explore best practices for handling photographic and vector images as well as setting digital type for photopolymer plate production.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 9:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

'Tis the season to send some cards! Spend an evening getting an introduction to letterpress printing on cylinder presses while creating personalized and original holiday stationery.

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Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, November 18, 2016, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 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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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

There is a whole world of boxes outside of the standard book enclosure. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a box with drawers and a letter holder in this two-day workshop.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, setting gauge pins, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 28, 2016, 9:30 AM
Chad Johnson

The Iron Hand Press is a workhorse from the nineteenth century that welds modern printing to its earliest incarnations over five hundred years ago. This class covers an overview of the practices and principals of doing edition work on this venerable printing press.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 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, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 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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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 4, 2016, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 5, 2016, 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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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 5, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Learn to cut patterns into linoleum blocks to create simple, beautiful images on a cylinder letterpress.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Get organized for the new year by making your own daybook! Upcycling is the method of using waste materials to create useful products. You will disassemble an old hardcover book to make a creative and unique calendar you can utilize all year.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Discover how to dampen paper, use bearers, and finesse rubber-and oil-based inks on Cylinder and Jobbing Platen Presses for better ink coverage and control.

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BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 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.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 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.

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BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 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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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make a modern illuminated letter! Beginners to advanced students will explore historical models, study the anatomy of the letter, and learn how to draw a decorated letterform. Fancy, elegant, or wacky, your letter will make an impact!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Monica Lee

Take the stress out of holiday gift giving and let the creativity flow while wrapping presents with non-traditional wrapping materials. This year you can add some personal flare by turning upcycled materials into gift wrap. In just one evening you will learn to use household items and non-traditional wrapping materials for presents that are personal and truly unique.

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Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

It's that time of the year when presents abound. Make your gifts and holiday greetings stand out with hand patterned embellishments made from your own carved soft block. Take an evening and learn to personalize your gift giving this year.

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Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, December 16, 2016, 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Bring digital back into analog in this final Core Certificate Program course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make the plates print fantastic. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

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BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 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.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Make a limited-edition letterpress printed chapbook in just one day! Master Printer Mary Risala Laird will teach this beginning-level letterpress workshop that has been a staple of the SFCB curriculum for twenty years.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 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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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 1:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 5:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

Imagine networking with handmade letterpress business cards! Take this beginning-level class and walk away with letterpress skills and a handful of attractive business cards.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 31, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. Print your own cards!

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