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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 Jul 26th, 6:30pm

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Hand-Made Book Binding

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

This class explores several important hand-made book binding techniques, including: the accordion style book, and thread stitch binding. This is an opportunity to take your photographs, poetry or drawings and present them in a book form.  Students will have a opportunity to handle books in a wide array of binding techniques and make several books...

$50

2 sessions

Sunday Jul 23rd, 10am

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Decorative Paper Paste

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

This workshop will introduce students to the magical world of paste paper decoration. Paste paper is a method of making archival patterned decorative paper for bookbinding, first developed in the 17th century by German nuns. Participants will design and create a series of luxurious paste papers. Claire Siepser will also demonstrate how jigs and printmaking...

Sunday Aug 6th, 10am

Foreword to Bookbinding

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

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. Students gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing...

Sunday Aug 6th, 1pm

Learn to Make Books with Children

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

In this 4-hour workshop for adults, students will make a multitude of innovative book structures while learning the best methods to later teach them to children. The instructor will discuss how to motivate young people to craft and develop tales of their own will also talk about the relationship of content to the book’s format and covers. Everyone...

Saturday Aug 5th, 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 Jul 25th, 5:30pm

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Introduction to Western Paper Marbling

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

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling. In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling. Students will get hands on experience of all aspects of Western marbling techniques...

Saturday Aug 5th, 9:30am

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Traveling Postcards: Art for Social Change

at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art - Novato
781 Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, California 94949

Traveling Postcards are handmade art postcards that travel to women around the world who are survivors of violence and oppression as an expression of compassion and solidarity. We are offering four professionally facilitated 90-minute workshops to make your own Traveling Postcard. Workshops are fun, non-threatening and deeply moving. You do not need...

Saturday Aug 5th, 10am

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Box Making Core: Clamshell Box

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

Protect prints and books in elegant clamshell presentation boxes. Protect delicate books or suites of prints in elegant and durable full-cloth covered clamshell presentation boxes. On Day 1, working from a provided template, students will be guided through the process of constructing custom clamshell boxes for books, suites of prints and other media....

$370

2 sessions

Saturday Aug 5th, 9:30am

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Bookbinding Core 3 - Limp Paper Binding

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

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. Often covered with calfskin, these limp vellum bindings became an important structure all their own.  In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper...

Saturday Jul 29th, 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...

Sunday Jul 30th, 9:30am

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 Aug 13th, 10am

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...

Friday Aug 4th, 11am

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Alternative Surfaces for Bookbinding

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

Get down and dirty day in this workshop completely packed with a pandora’s box of ideas for creating your own decorative paper surfaces and bookcloth for bookmaking with unique and unusual materials. Color, surface, texture and pattern can make our materials completely unique and greatly enhance the visual depth of books, boxes and sculptural books....

Sunday Aug 20th, 9:30am

Bookbinding Core 1-4 :: Weeklong Intensive

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

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. Bookbinding Core 1 : Coptic Binding To paraphrase Lewis Carroll,...

$850

5 sessions

Monday Aug 7th, 9:30am

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