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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 Sep 27th, 6:30pm

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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 important...

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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 Oct 14th, 1pm

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...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 5:30pm

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Bookbinding Core 1 : Coptic Binding

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

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. In addition to coming away with a finished book made by hand, students will also be introduced to the tools and terms of bookbinding. Basic practices...

Sewn Boards Binding

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

Developed by book conservator and book arts educator Gary Frost, the Sewn Boards binding is an elegant solution for “lay flat” books. Evolving from historical structures which involve “stiffening” a book’s covers, the Sewn Boards binding provides myriad possibilities for both construction and structural design. In this daylong workshop,...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am

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,...

Sunday Oct 8th, 9:30am

Introduction to Western Papermaking

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

Have you ever wondered how in the world paper is made? Then this workshop which introduces the materials, processes, and equipment used in Western hand papermaking is for you! If you have ever been curious about making paper by hand, this workshop will give you a hands-on overview of all the steps involved. Students will work together with the instructor...

Sunday Oct 1st, 11am

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.

Saturday Nov 4th, 10am

Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers

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

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. The instructor will bring a sample collection of boxes for discussion...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 9:30am

Bookbinding Core 2 - Flat-Back Case Binding

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

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. Students will learn more about the mechanics of books as they build on skills from Core 1 and expand both their vocabulary...

Sunday Oct 8th, 9:30am

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...

Sunday Oct 8th, 10am

Exquisite Longstitch Binding

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

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. Are you longing...

Saturday Oct 21st, 9:30am

English Paper-pieced Style Fabric Vase

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

Using modified English paper-piecing, learn the Chaneys’ technique for creating 3-D containers and home accessories. This class will teach all of the methods for this unique take on English paper-piecing. Students will leave class with a vase that is almost complete! Kit Contents: The book Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Style Accessories; two...

Saturday Oct 7th, 9:30am

Book Repair Core: Foundational Techniques Paper & Paste

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

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. While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce...

Saturday Oct 7th, 9:30am

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