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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...

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 Jun 7th, 6:30pm

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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...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 1pm

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Restoration of Leather Bindings

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

Successful book restoration requires patience, skill, and a thorough understanding of binding structures and materials. Nowhere is this more true than when restoring leather bindings. Firstly, leather bindings have a more complex structure than cloth case bindings – laced on boards, sewn headbands, hollow backs and so on. Secondly, old leather can...

$640

5 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 9:30am

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...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 9:30am

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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...

Sunday Jun 11th, 9:30am

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Flag Book Binding

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

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. Use this visually intricate structure of opposing flaps or “flags” to create a one-of-a-kind book that...

Sunday Jun 11th, 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 Jun 10th, 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 Jun 4th, 9:30am

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Account Book Binding

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

Back by popular demand! This class sold out when Dominic taught it for the first time four years ago. This style, also known as Ledger Binding, is the quintessential Victorian structure, and about as close to Steampunk as it gets! “Account book binding or, more properly speaking stationery binding includes everything from the penny memorandum book...

$700

5 sessions

Monday Jun 12th, 9:30am

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 Jun 18th, 9:30am

Roman Wax Tablet

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

The Roman wax tablet, or pugillare, is the original Roman PDA. It was used for all sorts of written material of the time, from tax invoices and shopping lists to poetry. Letters were often sent in this form to soldiers at the frontiers of empire. Hundreds of examples of such tablets have been found along Hadrian's Wall in England, in the ancient...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 1st, 9:30am

Pochoir Sampler Book

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

Learn techniques for making beautiful images with pochoir, using hand-cut mylar stencils and a dry-brush technique, then bind your images into a sampler book. Learn a stencil technique to add atmospheric, mysterious imagery to your books and prints. Macy will introduce techniques for making beautiful images with pochoir, using hand-cut mylar stencils...

$135

2 sessions

Thursday Jun 22nd, 6:30pm

The Glazier Codex

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

The Glazier Codex is one of the most unusual and fascinating of the ancient book structures. With its bone clasps, leather thongs, leather bands over wooden boards and a pattern of shapes which could relate to a dragon, this book is an exciting addition to your historical repertoire. The Glazier Codex surfaced in the 1960's in such pristine condition...

$690

5 sessions

Monday Jun 19th, 9:30am

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 Jun 24th, 9:30am

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