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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...

Tuesday Nov 28th, 6:30pm

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Paper Ornaments

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

This course offers an alternative use for bookbinding materials with 3D paper ornament construction. Taking a page out of geometry textbooks, the instructor will guide students through creating beautiful hand crafted polyhedral forms. Templates will be used to construct each shape which will then be covered in decorative and marbled papers. Students...

Sunday Dec 3rd, 9:30am

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Bradel Binding

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

Get a jump on the holidays and make something special for yourself or a unique gift for someone dear to you.  The Bradel (or split board) binding is sturdy, long-lasting case binding developed in Germany.  The cover is constructed off of the textblock, attached, and then trimmed to size.  While it can be...

$360

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 25th, 9:30am

Exquisite Corpse Books

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

Create a simple book structure in which pages are divided into three parts- the head, body and legs of a creature or person. Using collage, stencils and drawing students will add content to their original creations. As a final layer text will be incorporated into each book and other abstract imagery will be discussed.   Materials to Bring: Collage...

Tuesday Dec 5th, 6:30pm

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...

Playing With Image Transfers

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

Finally! An all day image transfer class! Learn the core methods for transferring images and text to all surfaces: paper, fabric, wood and metal, then spend the day playing and exploring the world of image transfers. Courtney will demonstrate methods and projects from her book, Playing with Image Transfers, then give you the day...

Saturday Dec 16th, 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...

Tuesday Nov 28th, 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...

Saturday Dec 9th, 9:30am

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New Journal for the New Year

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

Learn to combine traditional bookbinding techniques such as link stitch sewing and cover insets with fun book accessories like functional paper pockets and bookmarks.  Create a customized, hard-bound journal to get you through the year. Book pages will be made from graph paper, drawing paper, and pages up cycled from broken books,...

Saturday Dec 16th, 9:30am

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...

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...

Laced Paper Journal

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

Traditional bookbinding often involves folded pages sewn onto supports which ultimately get adhered to rigid boards and covered. This book, a variation on a model by Hedi Kyle, scales back those basic elements while retaining the structure. The result has paper tapes laced through a soft paper cover: a flexible, non-adhesive book that is both durable...

Sunday Dec 17th, 9:30am

Hard Cover Dos-a-Dos Binding

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

The dos-a-dos binding dates back to the late 1500s and reportedly is of English origin. Sometimes done with embroidered cloth covers, sometimes in leather, there have been many variations since that time. For this class we will be borrowing from several binding traditions to construct a unique and fun book in which endpapers and covering material merge,...

Saturday Dec 9th, 9:30am

Miniature Pop-Up Theatre Book

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

In this workshop students will learn to make a simple pop-up structure. The content can be drawn or collaged onto the structure. It’s easy to adjust the size for other projects – like your very own pop-up greeting card! Each participant will leave with their own mini pop-up theatre and the ability to have fun and create a whole set at home....

Monday Dec 11th, 6:30pm

Holiday DIY : Creating Stamped Cards, Tags, & Paper

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

Nothing says “Hello holiday season!” like a handmade greeting card. Why not spend an evening learning the versatile art of soft block carving, in order to create your own gift tags, wrapping paper, and seasonal cards? In this three hour workshop, students learn a variety of tips and tricks for making their own carved stamps and go on to create...

Wednesday Dec 13th, 6:30pm

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