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.

You can also browse available workshops by date in our new calendar. Or download the PDF of our printed course catalog. Or sign up to receive a mailed hard copy of our printed catalog.

Workshops: All
Type Title Instructorsort descending Summary Status
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 27, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 27, 2019, 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: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 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
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 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: Saturday, December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 29, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 29, 2019, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, September 27, 2019, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Based on the Nag Hammadi codex, this single signature book is made from handmade cotton rag paper and leather over thin boards. Once assembled, students will embellish their books completing a personalized, pocket-sized journal/sketchbook.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
Brian Lieske

Spend the day exploring ways to take a commercially available book kit up a notch. You can find pre-sewn textblocks with pre-cut boards ready to put together in many art stores. This workshop will cover the ways to get the best results from the kit using tools you probably have on hand as well as techniques to give the finished project a little something extra.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 5:00 PM
Nikki Thompson

Captivate readers with this dynamic structure. A seemingly simple codex – which is actually two accordions attached together – opens delightfully to reveal three hidden rooms when the center page is pulled open.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 7, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 4, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 2, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 2, 2019, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

In this popular mail art class, students will be guided through the basics of creating faux postage (a.k.a “artist stamps”) using a variety of different mixed media techniques.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 4:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Learn the basics of letterpress printing and analog design as you create and bind simple notebooks to gift or save.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Make your own decorative paper and amaze your friends and family! This workshop is a fun introduction to printing on a cylinder proof press, introducing creative techniques such as pressure printing, overlapping print runs, and ghost printing.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 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: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Spend a joyful afternoon learning this centuries old process that produces exciting, intricate designs, and offers endless possibilities for decorating paper. Colorful and fun, this method is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Eco Printing is not just for paper! Take a weekend and learn to incorporate this amazing process onto other natural materials while experimenting with the range of printing options including some edible plants.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 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, December 17, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Alchemy is more than just turning lead into gold. Trace the history of the process, learn about its applications and identify ways that you can use alchemical influences in your own art in this 4-hour workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Make your own meditation scroll, a unique design and process developed by the instructor. There will be a brief history of the scroll and an introduction to focused awareness and stillness in the making of art.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Pick up where you left off in Hand Lettering with Billy Ola Hutchinson's twist on Copperplate/Spencerian!

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
Eddie Lee

Explore this innovative relief printing technique that utilizes shapes cut from magnetic sheets as an alternative to traditional printing plates.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 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, October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 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, November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 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
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Is your pasta machine taking up too much space in the kitchen? Why not try moving it to your studio instead. In this workshop students will have the opportunity to learn how to use their pasta machine for printing small dry-point prints.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

In this class students will learn how to make a working pop-up for any size card they have in mind. The finished product will be a fun, pop-up card that can be used as a greeting/note card.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 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, December 4, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, September 27, 2019, 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. Contemporary, rough, elegant, or wacky, your letter will make an impact. Come discover the potential of the single letterform!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop students will make two or three different folded pens or cola pens, then explore the basic strokes for mark making and gesture. Your marks are expressive and very individual with this pen!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, December 9, 2019, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Runes are fun to study, and a great introduction to calligraphy and handlettering! In this workshop we will explore the 2,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon Runic alphabet, also called Futhark, along with other ancient scripts such as Ogham.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 5:00 PM
Robin Weinert

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Robin Weinert

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing. Come play with us!

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, November 8, 2019, 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: 4
Start: Monday, October 21, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Day 1: Students will construct a full cloth clamshell box from a provided template. Day 2: Students will design and construct a custom clamshell to their own specifications and using their own materials if they choose.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM
Meri Brin

After completing the Introduction to the Risograph Class, you can now work on your own Risograph project. Consider a poster or series of postcards, pamphlet zine or single-page structure.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Friday, November 15, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 6:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 8, 2019, 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: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a drop spine box
with a rounded spine, covered with leather on the spine and decorated paper on the covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 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: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Demystify the details of glorious headbands in this short course.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the techniques involved in making beautiful inked, graphite, and gilt edges in this workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 5:30 PM
Michelle Wilson

For any student interested in using handmade paper to create sculptural forms with armatures, this is a class for you!  Students will learn building methods for armatures and ways to wrap and dip their armatures in handmade paper prepared in a way that is called "high shrinkage".

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:30 PM
Michelle Wilson

From fibers to formed sheets, students in this workshop will learn to make thin yet strong paper in the Japanese tradition.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 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: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:30 PM
Katherine Dedlow

Learn to create an image suitable for woodcut, then carve your image by hand, and use that block of wood to make a suite of paper prints. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 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: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

This extension of our popular Introduction to Western Marbling workshop will help students take their marbling skills to the next level as they learn to marble on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Looking to put your marbled papers to use? Learn to make three different projects from marbled paper in this daylong workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 5
Start: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:30 PM
Raoul Martinez

Whip your copperplate into shape, put it to work and take it into heretofore unexplored realms with flourishing, color and gold leaf.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to combine traditional binding techniques with common journal features to create a fun, customized, hard-bound book.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 5:30 PM
Ralph Sanders

Gather your drawings and get ready to transfer your imagery into scratchboard illustration. Learn the basics of this accessible direct engraving technique in this one-day workshop.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 14, 2019, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to make a stab binding book that can become a unique travel journal to take on trips and vacations. In this class you will find out how to fold and bind a variety of decorative papers to create a book that can be used to jot down notes, sketches and bright ideas while you’re travelling.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 15, 2019, 5:00 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 15, 2019, 5:30 PM
Samuel Feinstein

In this week-long workshop, students will learn the most important aspect of finishing in bookbinding: titling books by hand.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

Featured in the Crown Point Press publication, “The Magical Secrets of Chine Collé”, this workshop will introduce students to a 
contemporary approach to the traditional technique of gilding.

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