Binding

SFCB's bookbinding courses range from the enduring structures of both Western and Eastern traditions to contemporary approaches, with a wealth of bookmaking techniques in between, including pamphlets, pop-ups, exposed sewing stitches, protective boxes, photo albums and more.

Workshops: Binding
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 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.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, February 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

After Orientation to Leather, take the plunge into the world of leather bookbinding with Leather Core 1. In this 3-day workshop students will refine their leather working skills while making a book that advances the skills learned in Bookbinding Core 4.

Closed
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

If you're looking to add a pop-up element to your book or just looking for an effective way of making an impact on a page then the Turkish Map Fold is for you! This fun structure has a range of possibilities in the book arts world.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this one and a half-day workshop, students will learn various methods of surface decoration using Korean techniques and materials. Students will create a collection of samples including backed, waxed, burnished, and felted papers that can be used as book covers.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 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: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 1, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:00 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 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.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn the methods of early medieval binders as you create your own Carolingian binding model, a structures developed during the reign of Charlemagne.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:30 PM
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
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
Steph Rue

In this two-day workshop, students will create a set of binding models using various methods of East Asian side stitch binding. The binding models will be housed in a wraparound case, which will also be constructed in class.

Open
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

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

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Monica Holtsclaw

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: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 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.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 10, 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
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 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.

Wait-list
Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 11, 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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Tuesday, March 13, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5:30 PM
Anne Covell

From Coptic and Greek to Carolingian and Romanesque, learn to sew over a dozen historic binding styles on a single book in this one-day workshop with visiting instructor Anne Covell.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

This non-adhesive book structure was originally developed by Belgian Anne Goy in the 1980’s and has become a favorite among book artists and binders. In this daylong class, students will learn the ins-and-outs of creating an ingenious soft-cover structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 23, 2018, 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.

Wait-list
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 21, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9:30 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

Championed by conservator/bookbinder Carmencho Arregui, this book structure can easily be made in a few hours – the perfect thing if you’re interested in making a gift for a friend or a new sketchbook/journal for yourself!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:30 PM
Howard Munson

With a bit of imagination and a few basic tools, this structured workshops will get you started on the path to making pop-up books from geometric designs.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, March 26, 2018, 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, March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Wednesday, March 28, 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: Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, April 6, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Based on the Nag Hammadi codex, this single signature book is made from handmade cotton rag paper and leather over thin boards. Once assembled, students will embellish their books completing a personalized, pocket-sized journal/sketchbook.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 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, April 13, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Friday, April 13, 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
Sessions: 3
Start: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 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: 5
Start: Monday, April 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, April 20, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5:30 PM
Nina Eve Zeininger

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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 21, 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.

Wait-list
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM
Jennie Hinchcliff

The accordion book is a versatile structure for artists of all mediums. In this all day workshop, students learn various tips and tricks for creating their own accordion books -- and leave with a variety of samples to inspire future projects.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 4
Start: Monday, April 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:30 PM
Karen Hanmer

Considered Medieval bling, the girdle book is an historic binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Learn the ins-and-outs of this early binding structure in this 4-day workshop.

Open
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:00 PM
End: Monday, April 23, 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, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 28, 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, April 29, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 29, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Hey you, finicky readers out there! Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? This class is for you. In this workshop, we will take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable and easier to flex and open.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Make an elegant book using your own creative patterns to design a cover in this workshop that combines simple monotype techniques with the cross structure binding. A perfect structure for a sketchbook or journal, the hand patterning makes it truly unique.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 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: 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM
Howard Munson

With a bit of imagination and a few basic tools, this structured workshops will get you started on the path to making pop-up books from geometric designs.

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.

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, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Andrew Rottner

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

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
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, May 21, 2018, 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: 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn to make three different styles of Japanese bindings and wrap them in a traditional chitsu enclosure.

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, 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, 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
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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 PM
Kumi Korf

In this workshop, which combines book arts and box making, students will create portable architecture with Joseph Cornell in mind.

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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, 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, June 17, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 17, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
Judy Serebrin

Create two charming miniature books, using the cross-structure and long & link-stitch bindings. Beautiful handmade paper will be used for sewing supports and watercolor paper will make a lovely little sketchbook.

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
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rhiannon Alpers

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
Binding, Printing, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, June 24, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, June 25, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, June 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Spend part of your summer break at one of the most exciting places in the City: The San Francisco Center for the Book! In this week long summer camp, students will learn how to bind books, carve their own stamps, collage, create one of a kind artwork, and learn about the history of the book, leaving with a pile of completed projects and book arts skills.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, June 30, 2018, 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
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
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

The Ideal Sketchbook is modeled on the those used by Wordsworth and Ruskin as they wandered the Lake District to draw and write. Strong, elegant, and pleasing to use, it was the 'daybook' of choice for all the great Romantic poets and artists.

Michael and Dominic’s most popular class is back!

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

A great class for beginners, this album can also be made on the kitchen table with a few tools. This is a great book structure for artists and photographers who want to display their work in a beautiful, hand-made book.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 9, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Victorian Luxury! This class is a must for anyone wanting to advance their leather bookbinding skills.

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

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Learn how to restore your dictionaries, encyclopedias and cook books with this extremely robust binding. A perfect class for bookbinders of all levels.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 16, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 20, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

A new offering from bookbinder extraordinaire, Dominic Riley, this class combines several tooling techniques into a five-day extravaganza of traditional and creative approaches.

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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 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: 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
Binding
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 23, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 27, 2018, 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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 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: 2
Start: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Discover the miraculous properties of Japanese paper as a material for repairing leather bindings.

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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

Scandinavian Elegance! Discover the beauty of the Danish Millimeter Binding, and spend five days exploring this classic style and its variations. This class is highly recommended as an introduction to bookbinding with leather.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 5, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Enhance the beauty of your hand bound books! This workshop introduces you to a host of attractive colored edges.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 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
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 10, 2018, 5:30 PM
Michael Burke

This binding originated in Constantinople and throughout history the binding endured. The essential elements of Byzantine bindings, such as a flexible spine, wooden boards and blind stamped leather are still very much in use today. In this workshop we will make a typical example of this fascinating structure.

Open
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 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
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5:30 PM
Dominic Riley

Boxmaking and leatherwork combine in this superb luxury box! Whether it is used to house a fine binding, cherished ephemera or suites of prints, this is the ideal box for the job, and a very good class for those looking to work with leather and gold.

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
Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 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 Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 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.

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
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Transform a standard-issue lined, sewn notebook into a thing of beauty.

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, 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
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 20, 2018, 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!

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
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 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: 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