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Introduction to Bookbinding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

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! The Introduction to Bookbinding course teaches basic structures and stitches that every book artist should...

Wednesday Feb 7th, 6:30pm

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Beeswax Collage

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Create beautiful art on canvas, using melted beeswax, mulberry paper, tissues, and found images. Materials provided. Students can also bring a photocopy of a small photo or drawing, a quote, or paper ephemera. Each student will create one large canvas and have the option to create a second smaller one. All levels welcome! Materials to Bring: ...

Sunday Feb 4th, 1pm

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Paper Marbling Lab

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Paper Marbling Lab is designed to give students more time to perfect the techniques learned in Introduction to Western Paper Marbling and to explore advanced patterns. Professional marbler Pietro Accardi will be on hand to coach students as they create personalized batches of decorative paper to take home. The instructor will provide marbling trays;...

Victorian Style Album

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

The Victorian Style Album allows single sheets of paper to become a book block by attaching them to pieces of book cloth that can then be sewn together at the spine edge. A hard cover wrapped in book cloth will be added and students will learn how to add paste downs on the inside of each cover. As students bind a blank book in class using a heavy weight...

Saturday Feb 3rd, 9:30am

Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

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. Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also...

Saturday Feb 3rd, 9:30am

Deconstructed-Reconstructed Artists' Book

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Using drawings made in class, students will create an artists’ book by deconstructing these drawings. Spark your creativity by playing with imagery and learning to use water media to create artwork on large sheets of paper. Through a series of folding and cutting, this work will be transformed into signatures. The instructor will assist each student...

Saturday Jan 27th, 9:30am

Friendly Writing for the Visual Thinker

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

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. We will first make a Zen or grunge notebook, then move...

Sunday Jan 28th, 10am

Wood Engraving

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block in the classical style from the 1780’s. Students in this course will learn about designing their own image concept, transferring it to the block, how to use carving tools, engraving their own block, and how to print the finished engraving. Each student will take home a baker’s dozen...

$400

2 sessions

Sunday Feb 11th, 9:30am

Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners

at SF School of Needlework and Design - UNION SQUARE
360 Post St Ste 604, San Francisco, California 94108

Never picked up a needle or haven’t since you were young? Join us for Bite-Size Embroidery for Beginners. Easy and fun, you will leave with a completed embroidery! Learn chain stitch, satin stitch, whipped back stitch, and French knots as well as basic skills such as how to trace a design onto fabric and thread the needle. Personalize your piece...

Introduction to Artists' Books

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

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,...

Saturday Feb 10th, 9:30am

East Asian Stab Stitch Binding Sampler

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

In this two-day workshop, students will create a set of binding models using various methods of East Asian side stitch binding. Students will learn how to prepare text blocks by binding folded sheets together with paper cords to create an inner binding. Students will then create binding models using different traditional sewing methods. The binding...

$355

2 sessions

Thursday Feb 1st, 9:30am

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Hand Spinning for Bookbinding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Add a unique touch to hand bound books and create your own binding thread. This class is broken down into three evening sessions allowing participants to practice the techniques at home. Using a drop spindle, we’ll start out with wool and progress to cotton, silk, and end with flax. Different spinning techniques will be covered for each fiber as...

$225

3 sessions

Tuesday Feb 13th, 6:30pm

Cross-Structure Binding

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

Based on an historical 16th century style of bookbinding, this clever 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! A surprising feature of this binding is the manner in which the book is constructed – slotted covers encourage a range...

Sunday Feb 11th, 10am

Collage into Painting

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond
2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, California 94804

Join us for this fun workshop where we will explore collage as a starting point for painting and/or mixed-media work. You will take home two completed art pieces as well as inspiration for creating abstract art. The workshop is open to painters and mixed media artists of all levels of experience.

Sunday Mar 4th, 10am

Tin Can Papermaking

at San Francisco Center for the Book - POTRERO HILL
375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, California 94103

This one day workshop serves as an introduction to the history of handmade paper, overview of handmade paper in contemporary art and DIY papermaking. Part one of the workshop will focus on assembling basic papermaking materials and making simple sheets of paper, using tin cans in place of more traditional molds and deckles. Part two will showcase techniques...

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