Arts

Arts workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book are the creative heart of bookmaking –  where concept, materials, form and content come together. You'll find courses on varying approaches for creating an artist's book, the many art processes to capture your vision, and structures to spark your imagination.

Workshops: Arts
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 6:30 PM
Rea de Guzman

Learn the essentials of mixing colors for making art: color theory, application, and washes for painting, illustrating, and more!

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Learn how to work with melted beeswax, paper ephemera, and found images to create stunning art!

Closed
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 1:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

Learn basic pop-up skills in this family-friendly Community Workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Monday, November 16, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:00 PM
Ann Miller

Dive deep into calligraphy design with Futhark runes and related ancient Anglo-Saxon phonetic scripts.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Find out how to combine decorative papers and collage with pop-up techniques to create delightful greeting cards.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 1:00 PM
Béatrice Coron

Looking at historical forms of Japanese and Victorian paper theaters, we will explore new ways to tell a story with cut papers.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, November 29, 2020, 11:00 AM
Nina Eve Zeininger

With just a few simple tools, a bit of paint & paste, learn to decorate and pattern your own paper for book covers, endsheets, or wrapping paper.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, December 3, 2020, 7:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to make decorative gift wrap and tags using easy to find materials and simple printing techniques.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 12:00 PM
Solange Roberdeau

Learn to apply metal leaf to paper, wood and stone as a compositional element.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 3:00 PM
Judi Tentor

Learn how to use this historic alternative photographic process to create multiple prints from hand drawn negatives and photograms from your chosen objects.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Monday, December 7, 2020, 4:00 PM
End: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00 PM
Orlie Kapitulnik

Create your own quarantine print shop in this introductory soft block carving class!

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Arts
Sessions: 6
Start: Friday, December 11, 2020, 5:00 PM
End: Sunday, December 20, 2020, 12:00 PM
Shawn Sheehy

This workshop removes the restraint of FLAT from the codex page. Imagine binding drawer-like boxes into a sort of book block, complete with its own cabinet-like case. Inside each of these boxes will be something mechanical made from paper. In this workshop you will learn to build just such a Cabinet of Paper Mechanical Curiosities.

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