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 Statussort descending
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Sevilla

You can letter with just about anything, you just need a little exposure how! From the outlandish, to the time-honored, no tool will be left unturned in this workshop as students dive deeper into the fantastic world of hand lettering.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, April 30, 2018, 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: 2
Start: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
Lara Durback

Learn the basic operations of the Kwikprint hot foil stamping machine. Students in this workshop will stamp brass type and ornaments onto leather, board, and paper.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Elaine Chu

Create a stunning 3D paper tunnel book structure with rubber stamps or
found images. Watch you creations glow when you incorporate tiny LED lights into the book frame.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 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.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

Ever wonder what to do with your small paper scraps that you just can't throw away? In this class we will learn how to piece together paper scraps to create a patchwork of art. We will base our method and design on traditional Korean wrapping cloths called "bojagi."

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

In this 2-day course students will focus on showcasing a visual collection of natural curiosities that is truly one of a kind. Concentrating on small treasures as decoration a two piece set will be created: a unique hardcover book with inset decorative panel and a matchbox drawer for it to live in.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in including words in your visual work? This gentle workshop will shine light on how words can be used like other art media to describe an object, to capture a mood, to tell a story, and to transform how we see the world.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:30 PM
Matt Runkle

Do you have stacks of old books lying around that no longer have monetary, cultural, or personal value and are just taking up space? Transform them into works of art!

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 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.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Looking for a dynamic new artists' book structure? Explore the unique capabilities and three-dimensional movement of the flag book—a structure composed of crisscrossing “flags” or small pages attached to an accordion-folded spine.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4:00 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 9:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 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, July 22, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 22, 2018, 5:00 PM
Taun Relihan

Alchemy is more than just turning lead into gold. Trace the history of the process, learn about its applications and identify ways that you can use alchemical influences in your own art in this 4-hour workshop.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 5:30 PM
Ralph Sanders

Gather your drawings and get ready to transfer your imagery into scratchboard illustration. Learn the basics of this accessible direct engraving technique in this one-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
Judy Serebrin

Have beautiful scraps from bookmaking/printmaking/photography projects? This workshop will teach you how to make them into charming miniature books.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 26, 2018, 4:00 PM
Alisa Golden

Have you always wanted to write but were unsure how to begin? Interested in including words in your visual work? This gentle workshop will shine light on how words can be used like other art media to describe an object, to capture a mood, to tell a story, and to transform how we see the world.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 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
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 4, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, June 4, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 5:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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: Monday, July 9, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, July 9, 2018, 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.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to combine the simple structure of an accordion book with the playful elements of pop-ups and collage. Here's the opportunity to combine content and form to communicate your unique vision.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Children’s board books make a great base for altered book projects. This class will show you how to transform a board book into a handmade art book using collage, acrylic techniques, and stamping. Students will discover how to add playful secret pockets, tags, and pop-ups to add elements of dimension and surprise.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 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.

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