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 Instructorsort descending Summary Status
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 30, 2017, 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: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 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: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 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: Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, January 22, 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: Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 26, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM
Elaine Chu

Enhance your collage skills and add a new twist to your finished pieces with beeswax. Working with various papers, imagery, and melted wax students will leave class with finished artworks ready to hang.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, January 6, 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, February 25, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 25, 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: 2
Start: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Print a variety of notebook covers on the Cylinder Press using wood and lead type (letter collage & collaboration encouraged!), then bind notebooks as a class.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3:00 PM
Lara Durback

Use your illustration skills to scratch onto a film negative. Turn your drawing into a polymer plate to print on letterpress. You can get unbelievable line quality from this style of custom image-making without ever using a computer!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 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.

Wait-list
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 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: Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 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.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 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!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 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.

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

Say "thank you" like you really mean it with letterpress printed cards you designed! Spend an afternoon learning the basics of letterpress printing as you create your own cards to express gratitude for any gift you’re given.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Take a weekend and practice your European binding skills with this strong binding originally developed in Germany.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 7, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 PM
End: Saturday, April 21, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:30 PM
Mr. Rik Olson

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Mr. Rik Olson

Learn the basics of linoleum block design, carving, printing and registration for multiple colors with master printer Rik Olson. Leave with a three-color, beautifully registered print.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 14, 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: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Looking to learn new binding stiches and create eye-catching spines on your books? Well, look no further! This workshop will teach two stitches that result in beautiful, exposed spine bindings.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 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 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:00 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 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: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 29, 2017, 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, January 7, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 7, 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, January 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 10, 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, February 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 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: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, February 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: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 14, 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, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 25, 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: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:00 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, May 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 2, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 31, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Based on an historical 16th century style of bookbinding, this clever structure can easily be made in a few hours – the perfect thing if you’re interested in making a gift for a friend or a new sketchbook/journal for yourself!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:00 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, April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. In this all day workshop, students learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books -- and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in including words in your visual work? This gentle workshop will shine light on how words can be used like other art media to describe an object, to capture a mood, to tell a story, and to transform how we see the world.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Is it origami? Is it bookbinding? Is it a pinwheel? Is it really a purse? YES! Learn the ins-and-outs of this versatile structure as well as the basics of letterpress as you design, print, and fold a collaborative edition of Victorian puzzle purses. By the end of class you’ll be able to exchange thoughts and messages in the quaint style of a bygone era and party like it’s 1889!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Then take this one day, beginner level class on the exquisite longstitch! Not only will you learn the ins and outs of this traditional German, non-adhesive, stitch pattern binding, but you’ll also learn to laminate decorative papers to create sturdy and malleable book covers.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 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, April 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 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!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 28, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Looking for a new way to express yourself? Why not take your words, cut them out, and fold them up? Learn basic paper cutting and folding techniques in this evening workshop.

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

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: 2
Start: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

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: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get medieval! Learn the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this introductory calligraphy workshop.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Calling all linoleum carvers: learn relief printing techniques without messing about with lead type. This two-day class will teach you the basics of printing on a Vandercook and certify you to rent time in our studio.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

Considered Medieval bling, the girdle book is an historic binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Learn the ins-and-outs of this early binding structure in this 4-day workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

This class will present a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a “way of working” that can “crossover” and be applied to your own arts projects. Each participant will create a collage/assemblage using the principles and practices of Surrealism identified in the class.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Make your own medication 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, January 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, January 28, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

This class will present a brief history of Surrealism and discuss the principles and techniques of the Surrealist methods as a “way of working” that can “crossover” and be applied to your own arts projects. Each participant will create a collage/assemblage using the principles and practices of Surrealism identified in the class.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 PM
Pam DeLuco

Dial in your hand bookbinding toolkit with this workshop that teaches the basics of handspinning on a drop spindle with a focus on spinning yarn that is suitable for sewing books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 30, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Channel your inner Joseph Cornell and create a winter wonderland in this 2-day workshop. From folding the scenery to constructing the see-through box to hold it, this class covers all the basics of shadow box creation.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 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: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 11, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 29, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 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: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 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: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 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, December 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Ideal for sketching and journaling, this book structure is based on a model by book artist Hedi Kyle. Incorporating paper tapes and a soft cover this book is both flexible and durable.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, January 23, 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, March 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 14, 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: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 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: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 11, 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, January 13, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 13, 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: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking to create a book or album from individual sheets of paper? This binding structure has a bit of Victorian Era flair and uses book cloth to attach single pages for an album that lays flat when opened.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a dynamic new artists' book structure? Explore the unique capabilities and three-dimensional movement of the flag book—a structure composed of crisscrossing “flags” or small pages attached to an accordion-folded spine.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a creative way to produce letterpress printed imagery? Try pressure printing! Learn the process of building plates made from paper to add graphics to your letterpress prints.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 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!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this workshop students will learn to make folded pens, also know as cola pens, exploring the basic strokes for mark making and gesture, as well as a variety of alphabets. Your own unique marks with this very individual with this pen!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, January 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Ever tried to decipher a complex graffiti tag on an old freight car? In this one-day lettering design workshop we will explore different graffiti styles, learn some alphabets and techniques, and practical uses, and make a personal “tag” or name. Imagine the uses for this skill!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, February 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Do you know who developed the Klingon alphabet from Star Trek? Are you familiar with J. R. R. Tolkien’s Elvish scripts in Lord of the Rings? In this workshop students invent a script and experiment with it using a variety of tools and media while incorporating aspects of lettering design such as spacing, stroke quality, and character. From beginner to advanced, design your own invented code alphabet!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:00 PM
Ann Miller

Get comfortable with handling the broad edged pen and start making some beautiful Italic letters! Open the doors to a new world of writing possibilities in this two-day workshop that offers an excellent introduction to the structure and fluid rhythm of Italic letterform.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, April 30, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Let your fingers loose and watch your wrists dance with these broad edge pen twists, rotations, slides and pivots. Poise at the top and skate down the page with new moves. Learning how to make these Bone Alphabet letters promotes rhythm and greater flexibility for invention of all kinds of forms that will enliven your drawing and bring freedom and expression to your writing.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 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.

Wait-list
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 11, 2017, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, January 10, 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, February 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 6, 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, February 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, February 27, 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, March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, March 27, 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, April 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, April 10, 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: Friday, April 27, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, April 27, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 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!

Wait-list
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Who needs movable type when you've got toys to print from? Take your love of pixels and learn the basics of letterpress while creating multi-color prints from your favorite childhood building blocks.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 24, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

Who needs movable type when you've got toys to print from? Take your love of pixels and learn the basics of letterpress while creating multi-color prints from your favorite childhood building blocks.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 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 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 8, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 2, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Finally! An all day image transfer class! Learn the core methods for transferring images and text to all surfaces: paper, fabric, wood and metal, then spend the day playing and exploring the world of image transfers.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Courtney Cerruti

Play with paint and combs to make paste paper patterns, gather botanicals and textures for printing with gelatin, and fold and dip dye to create geometric patterns on paper.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:30 PM
Macy Chadwick

A bookish version of the surrealist game “exquisite corpse”, heads, bodies, and legs will be mixed and matched as students create an interactive, multi-paged books in this evening workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 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: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

This intriguing book structure, which means 'back-to-back' in French, turns two books into one!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 3, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 23, 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: 3
Start: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the methods of early medieval binders as you create your own Carolingian binding model, a structures developed during the reign of Charlemagne.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 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.

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 21, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 4, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 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 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 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: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 25, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 15, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 29, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 19, 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 10, 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, April 10, 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!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:00 PM
Julia Goodman

This one day workshop serves as an introduction to the history of handmade paper, with an overview of handmade paper in contemporary art and DIY papermaking.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00 PM
Julia Goodman

This one day workshop serves as an introduction to the history of handmade paper, with an overview of handmade paper in contemporary art and DIY papermaking.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, December 15, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Make an elegant book using your own creative patterns to design a cover in this workshop that combines simple monotype techniques with the cross structure binding. A perfect structure for a sketchbook or journal, the hand patterning makes it truly unique.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Decorate your space in style with this fun twist on traditional bookbinding skills. Learn to combine paper and binders’ board to create lovely three dimensional geometric shapes that are sure to jazz up any room.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 21, 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.

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

If you’ve been seeking an interesting and elegant way to house your book and paper structures or you’re just looking for a beautiful, non-traditional box for storing things, this workshop is your answer. Spend a day learning to construct a charming and functional hatch-top box with a bottom drawer.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Anne Covell

From Coptic and Greek to Carolingian and Romanesque, learn to sew over a dozen historic binding styles on a single book in this one-day workshop with visiting instructor Anne Covell.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 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.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, January 27, 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: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 5:00 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to make an adorable library of books small enough to fit in your pocket! Share your love of books by creating a set of tiny tomes to wear and share.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:30 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.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Get organized for the new year by making your own journal! Whether you are a diarist, a bullet journaler, or an artist wanting to make a unique sketchbook, this class can help you make your perfect hard cover book.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 1:00 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Learn to make an adorable library of books small enough to fit in your pocket! Share your love of books by creating a set of tiny tomes to wear and share.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 11, 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, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 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.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:30 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

Get into the spirit of the coming lovey holiday by creating tiny leather books to wear or gift for St. Valentine’s Day! Share your love and love of books by creating a couple of tiny tomes to wear or share.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 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.

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 15, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

You can letter with just about anything, you just need a little exposure how! From the outlandish, to the time-honored, no tool will be left unturned in this workshop as students dive deeper into the fantastic world of hand lettering.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this two-day workshop, students will create a set of binding models using various methods of East Asian side stitch binding. The binding models will be housed in a wraparound case, which will also be constructed in class.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this one and a half-day workshop, students will learn various methods of surface decoration using Korean techniques and materials. Students will create a collection of samples including backed, waxed, burnished, and felted papers that can be used as book covers.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, January 21, 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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