Visiting Instructors

The Book Artist as Naturalist with Rebecca Chamlee :: Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm FULL

This workshop explores the botanical contact printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh and pressed plant materials. After creating an array of eco-printed papers students will put them to use as they learn four non-adhesive book structures.

Connecting Collage with Molly Meng :: Thursday, March 12, 2020 :: 6-10pm

C'mon over and learn how to use little layers to create tiny treasures in collage.

Block Printing with Molly Meng :: Saturday, March 14, 2020 :: 1-6pm

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking and has been around for thousands of years. Join teacher Molly Meng and learn to design and carve your very own "block" for printing on fabric and paper.

Korean Paper Magic :: Bark, Thread, Weave & Color with Aimee Lee :: Monday-Friday, April 20-24, 2020 :: 10am-4pm

Our planet's abundance of plants has provided food, shelter, and clothing for humans across cultures, from past to present. This course will focus on how specific natural materials were used in Korea to make lace from bark, rope from paper, color from fruit, and 2D/3D objects from hanji: Korean paper.

Instant Zine! with Hope Amico :: Monday, April 20, 2020 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Starting with a simple folded form, we will explore the possibilities of making small books that are easy to photocopy and share. With this framework we will delve into the ideas of introspection and nostalgia and create a small library of work inspired by the current exhibition at SFCB.

About the Instructors

Hope Amico

Hope Amico is the chief correspondent at gutwrench press and the creator of the Keep Writing postcard project.  She has a BFA from Louisiana State University, focusing on printmaking and book arts. She has worked with letterpress printers in Louisiana and the Bay Area, and in 2106 she returned to New Orleans where she now resides.

Rebecca Chamlee

Rebecca Chamlee is a book artist, printer, writer and bookbinder who has published letterpress printed, limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her work is in prominent special and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely.

Rebecca is an associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she teaches bookbinding, letterpress printing and artists’ book classes and heads the Book Arts minor program. She also holds workshops at her studio and book arts centers throughout the country.

Aimee Lee

Aimee Lee is an artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading hanji researcher and practitioner in North America (BA, Oberlin College; MFA, Columbia College Chicago). Her Fulbright research on Korean paper led to her award-winning book, Hanji Unfurled, and the first US hanji studio in Cleveland. Her artwork resides in collections that include the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Stanford University, UCLA, and Yale University. She has shown at the Fuller Craft Museum, Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Korean Cultural Service (NYC) and Korean Cultural Center (D.C.). Her work has appeared in The Korea Times, The New York Times, The Plain Dealer, KBS World Radio, PBS, VOA, and CNN's Great Big Story. She teaches and lectures wides; past engagements include the American Museum of Natural History, Asian Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Oberlin College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mills College, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts. Funders include the US Fulbright Program, Korea Fulbright Foundation, John Anson Kittredge Fund, American Folklore Society, and the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Molly Meng

Molly C. Meng studied literature with a personal minor in collecting other people’s lives. 

An obsession with old notebooks, vintage photos, and every single discarded book that exists, her work reimagines untold stories behind the otherwise forgotten items of everyday.  A self-taught artist, the medium of collage in both paper and textiles is Molly’s dominant form of communicating.  She successfully weaves the elements of ephemera and storytelling into each piece she creates.  The spectacular beauty of the ordinary is elevated with detail in her work. Molly’s work has shown nationally in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and she has produced large scale commissions for Prometheus Apartments in Northern California.  She teaches creative workshops around the U.S. as well as on annual trips to the South of France.  Molly C. Meng is currently living and working in Los Angeles.