Introduction to Foil Stamping

$ 75.00

March 7th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lara Durback
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Printing, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 7th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 7th, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn the history of foil stamping in this and get hands-on practice in this three-hour introductory workshop. The instructor will demonstration how to hot stamp brass type and ornaments onto leather, board, and paper. Student will also learn to bind simple pamphlet-stitch notebooks with foil stamped covers as a group. Resources for finding affordable and repurposed supplies to foil stamp on will be discussed, and students may bring their own scraps to foil stamp. This workshop will also troubleshoot what materials will work well and what won't work with this process. Feel inspired and expect to bring home printed greeting cards or another hand-stamped object! 

Not just for print and book artists, this is a great workshop for scrapbookers and crafters looking to expand their skills. Learn how this versatile machine is great for many artistic endeavors. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $5 materials fee): $75.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Lara Durback

Lara Durback teaches letterpress classes that integrate the use of foraged materials at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has worked as the Studio Director of the Book Art Studio at Mills College. She especially enjoys fixing Vandercooks. Lara taught a letterpress course at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and gave a talk on printing at SFMOMA's Shop Talk series. You can see her printing and/or writing work in Bombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13, & Tripwire, & The Elephants. She printed a lot of strange letterpress zine collaborations under the imprint NoNo Press. Her book, A Lizard, a Smashed Safe, and a Pillow (Encountered on a Walk in Oakland), was released by Publication Studio Oakland in 2016. (

Past Student Reviews:

 “I liked that I had enough time to finish my little project. Lara gave good instruction with lots of sample materials to try out the foil stamping technique. She let us loose on the equipment and was ready to provide help when we needed.”

“Lara gave a great quick background on the foil stamping equipment and safety tips. I liked the idea of the core project of producing a miniature foil-stamped leather pamphlet.”

“This was a wonderful workshop! Thank you for sponsoring it, and thank you, Lara, for facilitating.”

“Loved her”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States