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Hand Bookbinding

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

This workshop will provide the information and hands-on practice needed to make a real hardbound book.  At the end of two days, students will leave with a custom-covered book perfect for sketching, painting, or writing. Materials fee of $15 payable to instructor.

$95

2 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 1:30pm

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;...

Saturday Apr 28th, 9:30am

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Decorative Box Making: Box with Drawers

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

Not only for housing books, hand made boxes have a variety of functions. This course will teach the basics of decorative box construction. Students will create a box with two drawers. By mastering the basic template for this box model, students will gain the necessary skills for other varieties of boxes, while also enhancing their bookbinding skills. ...

Sunday Apr 29th, 9:30am

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Introduction to Paste Papers

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

An historic process originally devised as a low-cost alternative to marbled papers, this class is playtime for adults! If you liked finger painting as a child, you'll enjoy making beautiful paste papers.  Over the course of the afternoon students will learn about mixing the paste and pigment combination as well as the variety of tools and techniques...

Saturday Apr 28th, 1pm

Paper Bojagi

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

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." Patchwork bojagi was a traditional type of folk art using discarded cloth scraps. ...

Saturday May 19th, 9:30am

Introduction to Bookbinding with Jennie Hinchcliff

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 beginning book artist should know! Students in this three-hour workshop will learn five staple structures of the bookbinding world: pamphlet stitch, two versions of one-sheet wonders, accordion folding, and a Japanese stab binding.  If you’ve been curious about book arts basics, this...

Wednesday May 2nd, 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: ...

Saturday Jun 16th, 1pm

Introduction to Bookbinding Plus

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

So, you know you're interested in bookbinding, but you’re not feeling quite ready for the Bookbinding Core? This four hour “Advanced Intro” class is just what you’re looking for! Students gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing and multiple-signature bindings.  In class discussions will include...

Rebind a Paperback

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

Tired of having to wrestle with your beloved books as you read them? Then this class is for you. Learn how to take a glued-back paper-covered book and transform it into something more durable and beautiful. In this workshop, we will take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable and easier to flex and open. We will reuse the old...

Saturday May 5th, 9:30am

Illuminated Tunnel Books

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

Create a stunning 3D paper tunnel book structure with rubber stamps or found images. Learn how to stipple color backgrounds onto each frame. Choose from a selection of stamps and inks, or bring your own postcard images, photos, or paper ephemera.  This tunnel book is a great sculptural book structure that will be brought to life with LED lights...

Saturday May 12th, 10am

Introduction to Image Transfers

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

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. In this workshop, students will learn how to transfer both colored...

$145

2 sessions

Tuesday May 8th, 6:30pm

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,...

Saturday May 12th, 9:30am

Introduction to Bookbinding with Bettina Pauly

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

The Introduction to Bookbinding course teaches basic structures and stitches that every book artist should know in order to create a multitude of books. Discuss tools and materials for bookbinding and explore adhesives, paper types and uses, as well as grain for paper and book cloth. Learn a variety of structures—single-sheet book, accordion book,...

Wednesday Jun 20th, 6:30pm

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Turning Leaves

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

A box, or cube, can be cut into four equal parts, diagonally. Students in this workshop will learn to do just that, connecting each part to a base board with simple hinges. Each section of the divided cube has an open cavity that will be transformed into a small stage to receive found objects of the student's choice. The walls of the structure will...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Jun 9th, 9am

Monotype Covers and Crossed-Structure Bookbinding

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

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. Cross-structure binding, a variation on the long stitch that’s perfect for sketchbooks and...

Sunday May 6th, 9:30am

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