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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:30 PM

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, November 16, 2018, 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: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 23, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Closed
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Lara Durback

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: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
Lara Durback

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, October 21, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 5:00 PM
Lara Durback

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: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 5:00 PM
Lara Durback

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 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM
Lara Durback

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: Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. In this workshop, students will stamp brass type and ornaments onto paper, board covered with bookcloth, and leather.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

Gain exposure to letterpress and typesetting while making personalized note-card stationery.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Originally structural, headbands evolved over the centuries to a more decorative function. This evening will explore single and double core headbands, sewn onto the book block.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 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.

Wait-list
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, August 9, 2018, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, October 22, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:30 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, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 6:00 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: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 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
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

The right paper loves to be folded, creased and bound, and this course is an integrated exploration of the two pleasures of accordions and folds, and where they intersect. Create five books during this fun-filled session, that covers a wide range of possibilities for these structures.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 25, 2018, 4:00 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4:00 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

In this fun and fascinating workshop students will learn the art of linoleum carving (linocut) to create simple, stunning prints on a cylinder press.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 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: 1
Start: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 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.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 22, 2018, 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: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 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: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:30 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 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, December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 14, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Unleash your imagination and add a level of individuality to your hand lettering in this one-day experimental calligraphy workshop. Students will learn make two or three different kinds of cola pens and will explore the basics of the pen for mark making and gesture, study a variety of ruling pen alphabets and learn the body language that makes the strokes. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 17, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 17, 2018, 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: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 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: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 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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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 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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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 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.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 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.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Now that you've completed the Cylinder Core series, you can become certified on the Jobbing Platen, a true workhorse of the letterpress printing world. Learn the ins-and-outs of this press that's great for large editions.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 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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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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: 1
Start: Friday, November 16, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, November 16, 2018, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Looking for a floral gift that won't wilt? Paper Flowers is your answer! Spend an evening learning to make a variety of blooms out of paper.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Fill your empty books in 2 evenings of sketchbook play! Explore color through various mixing techniques, add imagery with simple image transfers, combine texture and text using collage, and work with prompts for creating imagery and writing.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:30 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: Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:30 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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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 27, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

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

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 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
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 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: 5
Start: Monday, November 12, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Hey you, finicky readers out there! Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? This class is for you. In this workshop, we will take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable and easier to flex and open.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michelle Wilson

A one day introduction to handmade paper in the European tradition, as well as the handmade-paper technique of making imagery through pulp painting. Pulp painting involves finely beaten paper pulp that can act like paint to make beautiful images in handmade paper.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 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.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 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, December 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 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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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 29, 2018, 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!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you have stacks of old books lying around that no longer have monetary, cultural, or personal value and are just taking up space? Transform them into works of art!

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

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. Students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures, on which they can apply basic design and watercolor techniques.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
Katherine Dedlow

Learn the process of woodcut printmaking, in and out then enter a new realm by introducing collage! We will be making one of a kind prints and discover the magic in experimentation. No experience necessary.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Break out of the clamshell and slip case box for storing your bookish objects. Using binders’ board and marbled paper, learn to construct a decorative box with two drawers as an alternative storage option.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 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.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Have you been dreaming of honing your marbling skills but are unsure of doing it on your own? This workshop will allow you to do just that! Guided by Italian marbler Pietro Accardi, students will have a day to practice techniques learned in SFCB’s Introduction to Marbling workshops and leave with a stack of their own marbled paper.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 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, September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

If you're looking to begin making artists' books or adding content to existing books, color theory is a great place to start. Through a series of hands-on exercises, this course covers the basics of color theory and acrylic techniques that are essential for artists working in any medium.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 12:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. In this workshop, students will stamp brass type and ornaments onto paper, board covered with bookcloth, and leather.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

Discover the possibilities of brush lettering. By learning some of the fundamental techniques and principles of letter formation, sign writing, and calligraphy, students will learn how to create their very own letter designs using watercolor and gouache painting methods.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

Discover the possibilities of brush lettering. By learning some of the fundamental techniques and principles of letter formation, sign writing, and calligraphy, students will learn how to create their very own letter designs using watercolor and gouache painting methods.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, September 14, 2018, 2:00 PM
End: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 12:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this introductory, hands-on workshop, students will learn how to make hanji, a Korean handmade paper.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

Learn about the history and technique of East Asian bookbinding and make two books in one day: the side-stitch binding and the Japanese multi-section book.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 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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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 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
Sessions: 4
Start: Friday, September 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Erin Fletcher

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine accordion folds, signatures, and a piano hinge spine to create a unique book with a playful hiding place.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 5:30 PM
Oriol Miro i Genovart

ROMAN CAPITALS: Majestic, serene, balanced, harmonious, fabulous, strong and delicate, any adjective is short to describe Roman Majuscules’ beauty. In this course we will learn how they were written, through the experience firsthand of the flat brush calligraphy tricks and tips like pressure and rotation. We will get the skill to write those damned and delicate serifs like true roman scribes.

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