Workshops

Workshops

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

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

Workshops: All

Typesort descending Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

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

Wait-list
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 9:30 PM
Will Cloughley

This workshop is meant to launch you into a daily practice that can be one of the most important things you do to develop a richer inner life and a unique book of your journey, the Book of You.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 4:00 PM
Judy Detrick

In this two day workshop, you will learn the basic letterforms, rhythm, and spacing that give Italic its distinctive appearance. Acquire the skills to work with a broad-edged pen to provide a firm foundation for learning almost any calligraphic hand. No prior calligraphy experience needed.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 19, 2016, 4:00 PM
Pietro Accardi

This course will teach the construction of many box types using binders board and marbled paper.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 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: 3
Start: Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

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

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

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

In this continuation of Jennie’s popular “Mail Art 101” 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 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
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 17, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 17, 2016, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

In this one-day workshop, students will explore the symbols and signs of ancient and modern African scripts, to awaken fresh insight into form.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Create your own decorative paper using one of the oldest decorated paper styles ever used by bookbinders. Paste papers are known for their distinctive 3-dimensional pattern and design. In this one-day workshop students will learn to make their own paste papers and gain knowledge about their history.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 20
Start: Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

In this comprehensive four week master class, you will get to experience all the steps involved
in making a fine designed binding with one of the Center’s most experienced teachers.

Wait-list
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, May 16, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, May 23, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, May 27, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 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: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 9, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 9, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

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 a full day workshop with Master Binder Michael Burke.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This structure is an extremely elegant one suitable for presenting suites of prints, drawings or photographs and is the perfect companion workshop to the Ideal Sketchbook.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

The Turkish map fold – also known as ‘shepherd’s purse or ‘explosion page’ – is often used commercially for tourist maps.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Fabulous and beautiful, learn this gem of a medieval binding structure that you will love to make and use.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Step back in time and enjoy making your own model of the oldest book in the world. Learn how to make a facsimile of the earliest known codex binding, famous for containing the controversial Gnostic Gospels.

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

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: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This structure is an extremely elegant one suitable for presenting suites of prints, drawings or photographs and is the perfect companion workshop to the Ideal Sketchbook.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

In this course participants learn the accordion fold, and use postcards and/or photographs to make a 3-dimensional tunnel book.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 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
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 15, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 19, 2016, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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

Open
BindingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 5:30 PM
Elizabeth Boyne

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 26, 2016, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 28, 2016, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

The Cross-Structure Binding, based on an historical 16th century style of bookbinding, is a clever structure that 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, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, May 23, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 27, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, July 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, ArtsOpen Print Studio
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 3, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 3, 2016, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, May 9, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Design and print an edition of poetry broadsides while learning to set type and print on a Vandercook proof press.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, May 24, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 5:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Learn easy, versatile printmaking techniques using the Vandercook press that will add life and dimension to your invitations, posters and books.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, May 27, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, May 27, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 26, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

earn 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
PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 28, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

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, June 9, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

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

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Printing
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, June 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

This weeklong letterpress workshop for high school students, culminates in the creation of a book of students’ original writing.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 9:30 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

Learn to cut patterns into linoleum blocks to create simple, beautiful images on a Vandercook press.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 26, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

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

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

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

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

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

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

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 17, 2016, 5:30 PM
Annemarie Munn

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 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.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 24, 2016, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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Printing
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 30, 2016, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 31, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

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

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 9:30 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.

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 AM
End: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist, Lisa Rappoport

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

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

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PrintingCore Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 20, 2016, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Printing
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5:30 PM
Jessica Spring

Inspired by vintage ephemera, students in this workshop will master several simple structures with potential (folded bookmark, matchbook, Victorian puzzle purse, alphabet blocks) plus look at examples of other structures designed specifically in response to content. Students will pair these structures with content, then devise a plan to create a small edition.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, June 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. We will stamp brass type & ornaments on leather, board, and paper.

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Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:30 PM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. We will stamp brass type & ornaments on leather, board, and paper.

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