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 Titlesort descending Instructor Summary Status
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Back by popular demand! This class sold out when Dominic taught it for the first time four years ago.

This style, also known as Ledger Binding, is the quintessential Victorian structure, and about as close to Steampunk as it gets!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Kyong Kim

Learn to hand cut, fold, and collage from existing books to create something entirely new! Acquire the basic skill for altered bookmaking while creating an exciting three-dimensional sculptural artwork in the book format. The instructor will show example images from altered books and discuss the materials (book/magazine, tools, techniques) and process to guide development of each participant’s style.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

Get down and dirty day in this workshop completely packed with a pandora’s box of ideas for creating your own decorative paper surfaces and bookcloth for bookmaking with unique and unusual materials.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 3, 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: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 16, 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, August 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 7, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 11, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 29, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 6, 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, August 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 27, 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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 3, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 6, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:00 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 3, 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!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 19, 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!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, July 31, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 6:00 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 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: 1
Start: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 29, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 21, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Friday, July 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
Natalie Freed

Have you ever admired the beauty of traditional Chinese and Japanese stab bindings and wondered if you could design your own stitch pattern? This workshop is for you!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The traditional method of binding books in Ethiopia survived relatively unchanged for over a thousand years. Learn this binding style and leave with a versatile book that lies flat when opened.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 24, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Cunningly both simple and complex in appearance, flexagons contain secret pages and are not difficult to make. Break down this fun, unique structure and create your own in this afternoon workshop.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 4, 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: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, July 8, 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: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 6, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

If you’ve never made a monoprint before or haven’t made a monoprint since grade school, now is the time to discover this wonderful method for adding color, texture, gesture, and image to your work. It can be used in a journal, on a lettered broadside, or students can explore and develop the mark-making elements for calligraphy and letterform art. This technique is engaging, easy to learn and works on the most advanced levels.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Take your textblock skills to the next level with this one-day exploration of five classic sewing structures (two on tapes, two on cords, and one on a split leather thong). This is excellent preparation for the rest of the bookbinding core as well as an opportunity to gain more breadth of experience in the different ways to sew a book.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 7, 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: Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, June 19, 2017, 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, July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 12, 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, July 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 26, 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: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 9, 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: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 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.

Open
Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 14, 2017, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 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, August 19, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 19, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
Thea Sizemore

Go wicked old school combining everyone's favorite plastic building blocks with the historic art of letterpress printing in this exciting new printmaking technique. Spend an afternoon getting an introduction to letterpress and alternative design techniques using Legos and leave with a stack of prints. Come play with us!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

Wait-list
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, June 27, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 12, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 26, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 7, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 29, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 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.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Get ready for Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival in this workshop where students will learn the art of linocut to create simple, stunning prints on a cylinder letterpress.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 8, 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: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 5, 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, October 1, 2017, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, June 16, 2017, 11:00 AM
End: Friday, June 16, 2017, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 15, 2017, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 4, 2017, 11:00 AM
End: Friday, August 4, 2017, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:00 PM
Pam Deluco

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 27, 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: 4
Start: Monday, August 14, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport, Alan Hillesheim

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 6:00 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 22, 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 postcards!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 30, 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: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM
C.J. Grossman

Books are universally recognizable and when children create their own it sparks their interest in story telling and boosts their self-esteem. Spend an afternoon learning an array of book structures to teach youngsters.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 26, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 4, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 4, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Have you ever dreamed of letterpress printing your own book? Well, here’s your chance to try it out in just one day. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer this course will teach you the basics of analog book and page design, typesetting, registration, and printing on a Cylinder Press all while working on a book project you’ll get to take home when you leave.

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Printing
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

Dreaming of something creative to do on your summer break? Then take a week to put your artistic side to work while learning the ins-and-outs of letterpress printing and analog design. You’ll leave with a small edition of several projects you created in class.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 23, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 23, 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
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

The Library Style was developed for the British Museum at the end of the nineteenth century by Douglas Cockerell, as a way of binding books which needed to be extremely robust yet could remain pleasing to use and would open well. Take a weekend to learn this sturdy binding structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Continue to broaden the world of pamphlet stitches in this workshop that covers multiple signature pamphlet books. C’mon back and have more fun with this versatile book structure.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Evening Open Studio is an opportunity, for those who qualify, to work on their own projects with an experienced instructor on hand. This particular edition will feature binding instructor Juliayn Coleman as the monitor. Bring in your binding projects that have you stumped, and she'll provide advice and encouragement. This would be a great time for those who have taken Juliayn's classes to review course material, but all are welcome.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, June 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: Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, June 2, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, August 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.

Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 15, 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, July 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, July 6, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, July 25, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 2, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, August 11, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, September 1, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Explore the joys of making your own historical decorated papers, then experiment with contemporary designs and inventive techniques.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Macy Chadwick

Learn techniques for making beautiful images with pochoir, using hand-cut mylar stencils and a dry-brush technique, then bind your images into a sampler book.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 8, 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, July 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 27, 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, June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 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, August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 10, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 6:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

Learn to print on a press small enough to fit into any studio! This workshop is ideal for beginners, especially those interested in printing cards and invitations.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

This intensive class is for those with some leather experience who would like to learn the fundamentals of the most challenging area of book restoration.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Roman wax tablet, or pugillare, is the original Roman PDA. It was used for all sorts of written material of the time, from tax invoices and shopping lists to poetry. Learn to make your own and keep all your shopping lists the old school way.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Get your pen, ink, and paper together and strengthen your writing with this upright cursive hand. Learn the basics of constructing the Ronde script that influences our present day handwriting and lettering design. Perfect for making place cards, writing letters, or journaling.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

This workshop is an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Tabletop Press as well as related models.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Experience the pleasure of working with beautiful calfskin and learn the fundamentals of decorative blind tooled covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 19, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Glazier Codex is one of the most unusual and fascinating of the ancient book structures. With its bone clasps, leather thongs, leather bands over wooden boards and a pattern of shapes which could relate to a dragon, this book is an exciting addition to your historical repertoire.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, this binding was the “daybook” of choice for the great Romantic English poets and artists. Learn this structure in this full day class with Master Binder Michael Burke.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Take a day to learn a sleek and elegant take on the slipcase. This classy box structure allows easy access to books that need housing.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In this class we will explore the world of titling on books using type and dies for heated applications known as stamping.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning calligraphy course that features the beautiful Uncial script. Whether you have terrible handwriting or are a seasoned calligrapher, this script is easily learned, versatile, and attractive. Get Medieval!

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Friday, July 14, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 21, 2017, 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