Workshops

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

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

Workshops: All
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
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.

Closed
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.

Closed
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 22, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 24, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 25, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, August 25, 2017, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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
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
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 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
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mark Andersson

Finishing is an aspect of binding that unnecessarily frightens people. This 3-day workshop will introduce students to gold, blind and carbon tooling techniques on a variety of surfaces.

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: 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
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mark Andersson

This two day course will cover the basics of knife sharpening. We’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of Japanese water stones and micron sandpapers, and will explore using both those methods in the course.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 31, 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, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

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

Don’t get cornered into only square boxes! Artist books and bound treasures often need creative ways to house them, and here’s the class to learn how to build them.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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, September 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Imagine the surprise of a Jacob’s Ladder structure combined with the possibilities of a flip book and you've got a Flim Flam book! Take a day and explore the creative potential of two non-traditional book forms.

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, September 11, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, 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
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Collage is a process of exploration: with X-Acto in hand, we sift through old magazines, discarded books, and other scraps and ephemera in search of patterns, looking to unite images that were once separate. Learn how to stock your toolkit before you set out while getting a hands-on introduction to collage!

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 23, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 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: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Make a lovely, layered, 3-dimensional book in this course. Learn another use for the accordion fold, and create an in-depth scene using postcards and photographs.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 24, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, September 27, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, September 28, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, September 29, 2017, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 PM
Macy Chadwick

Discover the creative side of letterpress printing using simple linoleum block designs and overprinting (overlapping) to create a series of beautiful layered prints.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
Thea Sizemore

This 4-hour version of our popular Introduction to Letterpress class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press with more hands-on time for students to work with typesetting and printing.Come play with us!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, September 30, 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
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Create a letterpress printed one page wonder. Single sheet books are made out of one sheet of paper and in this workshop students will design and print an edition of one-page folded books while learning to set type and print on a cylinder press.

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

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

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: 3
Start: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

Discover the possibilities of brush lettering. By learning some of the fundamental techniques and principles of letter formation, sign writing, and calligraphy, students will learn how to create their very own letter designs using watercolor and gouache painting methods.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, October 6, 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
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 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!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Developed by book conservator and book arts educator Gary Frost, the Sewn Boards binding is an elegant solution for “lay flat” books. In this day long workshop, students learn how to construct this particular binding, as well as necessary tips for recreating a Sewn Board structure outside of class.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 8, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 8, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, October 8, 2017, 5:00 PM
Julia Goodman

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 9, 2017, 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: 3
Start: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 11, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, October 12, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Revisit and refine your leather paring techniques in this special class for those who have completed the Bookbinding Core and Orientation to Leather.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
Elaine Chu

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00 PM
End: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff, Macy Chadwick

This first set of workshops in Creating Content: building your next artist book project explores the concertina structure. Jennie and Macy guide students through a series of lively discussions, content brainstorming and binding exercises which explore the versatility of concertina books. By the end of each workshop set, students develop themes and artist book structures suited to their personal vision, resulting in a finished book model with sketched in content.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 9:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

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

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

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 30, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, October 30, 2017, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:30 PM
Michelle Wilson

From fibers to formed sheets, students in this workshop will learn to make thin yet strong paper in the Japanese tradition.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Lars Kim

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, November 10, 2017, 10:00 PM
Grendl Löfkvist

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

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

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

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

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

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 12:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Make a modern illuminated letter! Beginners to advanced students will explore historical models, study the anatomy of the letter, and learn how to draw a decorated letterform. Fancy, elegant, or wacky, your letter will make an impact!

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

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

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

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

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 9:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

'Tis the season to send some cards! Spend an evening getting an introduction to letterpress printing on cylinder presses while creating personalized and original holiday stationery.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

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

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. In this workshop, students will stamp brass type and ornaments onto paper, board covered with bookcloth, and leather.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

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

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

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

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

Make your own medication scroll, a unique design and process developed by the instructor. There will be a brief history of the scroll and an introduction to focused awareness and stillness in the making of art.

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

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 19, 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.

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

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

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00 PM
Rea de Guzman

Step up your mixed media techniques and new layers of content to your collage and book arts projects with this introductory course to image transfers. Students will learn a variety of transfer techniques and leave with samples to take home and incorporate into their own art processes.

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

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

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Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

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

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

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

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

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

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

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

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:30 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

It's that time of the year when presents abound. Make your gifts and holiday greetings stand out with hand patterned embellishments made from your own carved soft block. Take an evening and learn to personalize your gift giving this year.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 9:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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

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

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. While learning basic design and watercolor techniques, students will create an exposed spine sketchbook with magnetic closures.

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

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

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

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

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM
Leigh McLellan

Spend a joyful afternoon learning this centuries old process that produces exciting, intricate designs, and offers endless possibilities for decorating paper. Colorful and fun, this method is easy to learn and the papers created can be used for many purposes.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Thea Sizemore

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

If you're familiar with "book arts basic concepts" but not quite ready to jump into SFCB's Bookbinding Core series, this is the class for you! In this four hour class, students will build basic bookbinding skills with a focus on sewing multiple signature bindings.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 10:00 PM
Robin Weinert

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 1:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 5:00 PM
Paula Gloistein

Imagine networking with handmade letterpress business cards! Take this beginning-level class and walk away with letterpress skills and a handful of attractive business cards.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 10:00 PM
Lara Durback

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

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, December 29, 2017, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

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

Open