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1890 Bryant Street, #308
San Francisco, CA 94110

Artist Books are a wonderfully diverse genre and my work is much the same. I'm fascinated by structures and boxes, both traditional and invented. Most of the books included here have some unique sculptural or spacial element to them.

Workshop Archive

Workshop Archive 

 


Beginning Bookbinding

Workshop fee: $ 525.00
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Date: Sunday, January 26th 
9:30am-5:30pm

Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco

Learn the vocabulary of bookbinding, the basic tools and their uses in the binding of books, as well as common materials used (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and foundational techniques (folding, sewing, and gluing) of the craft. Workshop participants will construct four hardcover, hand-bound, multisection books over the course of the series. Each binding in the series will add to the skills previously learned and integrate new techniques. Modifications for working at home without complex equipment will also be covered.

 

 

Build Your Own Photo Album

Workshop fee: $ 225.00
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Date: Thursday, January 30th
7pm-9pm
Materials Fee: $20

Held at The Image Flow
401 Miller Avenue Suite A. Mill Valley, CA 94941

Topics and hands-on techniques covered over the multi-week course will be: the process of selecting and curating the narrative of the album, technical help if needed for printing your images through their digital department, preparing images for placement (sealants and archival placement methods), creating custom binding, hand sewing techniques and variations, and the vocabulary, tools and techniques for building albums on your own.

 

 

Papermaking: Local Plants & Exotic Fibers

 

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January 18, 2014
Held at 1890 Bryant St. San Francisco
10am - 4pm 

150.00 workshop fee
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Learn the basics of creating your own handmade paper with exotic fibers from your garden, grocery and local florist. From the harvesting and collecting stage to finished sheets, you will learn the process for making paper with unique fibers (such as grasses, vegetables, fresh herbs and flowers). Students will get a chance to learn the keys to cook, beat, and form sheets of paper in this one day intensive. Most sheets will be air-dried; some sheets will be left to dry under pressure for several days and mailed to students.

 

Materials to bring: None. There is a short tool list which will be emailed for the class once you are enrolled. Fibers for use in this class will be provided; local resources will be given for future reference.

Materials fee: $20

 

 

 

Basics of Bookmaking

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Workshop fee: $ 125.00
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Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
11am-5pm
Materials Fee: $20

Held at Sonoma Community Center, 
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6 E Napa Street, Sonoma CA, 95476

Knowing how to make books is essential in the checklist of life. This one day course will teach you all the basics: vocabulary, tools, folding, gluing and stitching basics and students get to make five different basic books in the process. The materials and skills students gain from this course is the stepping stone to many other bookmaking adventures, and not to be missed. 

 

Exquisite Longstitch

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Workshop fee: $ 150.00
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Date: Sunday, February 23rd
9:30am-5:30pm

Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco

Are you longing to take your bookbinding to the next level? Take this one day, beginner’s 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.

Coptic Binding

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Workshop fee: $ 130.00
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Date: Sunday, March 2nd
9:30am-5:30pm

Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco

The Coptic binding is an ancient non-adhesive binding that is sewn using multiple needles and has modern appeal. Its exposed sewing is complemented by the variety of materials that can be used to make book covers. In this daylong workshop, you will fold, punch, and sew a Coptic binding with covers made of decorated binders board. Some bookbinding experience is helpful, but not necessary.

 

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Beginning Boxmaking
Sunday, April 28, 2013 11am-4pm
Class Fee: $125 members: $112
Class ID: 467-13-1
Held at Sonoma Community Center
276 E Napa Street, Sonoma CA, 95476
Making boxes can be a complex and mind boggling experience. This class will teach building techniques, materials suggestions and tips and tricks for making basic boxes successfully at home.

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Event Guestbook
May 2, 2013 6:30-9:30 pm
Class fee: $75
Materials Fee: $18
Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
Having a guestbook for special events is a wonderful way to capture memories, and this workshop will teach you how to make several styles of guestbooks. This simple and yet elegant hardcover single section sewn book dresses up and customizes any range of events; weddings, baby showers, art exhibitions, funerals, work functions, anniversarie parties, major birthdays or engagement parties.

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Hard Cover Japanese Stab Binding
Class fee: $ 130.00
May 9th, 2013 6:30 - 9:30 pm
May 12th, 2013 9:30 - 5:30 pm
Sessions: 2, Materials fee: $25
Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
In the Japanese Stab Binding workshop participants will build a hinged hardcover Japanese-bound book and then build an enclosure to house it. The first portion of the workshop will cover creating a Japanese-style text block and binding of the hinged hardcover book in Japanese silk book cloths and papers. The second portion of the class will be devoted to learning how to create a Japanese-style box with bone enclo- sures. Instruction will be given on how to apply this technique to students’ own objects and books for future box-making endeavors.

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Beginning Bookbinding: Core Curriculum Evenings
Class Fee: $475
Monday Evenings, May 6 - June 10, 2013
6:30-10pm
Held at San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
Class Fee: $ 470.00
Learn bookbinding’s basic vocabulary, its fundamental tools and their uses, as well as the materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives) and techniques (folding, sewing, and gluing) of the craft. Students will construct four hardcover, hand- bound, multi-section books over the course of the series. Each binding in the series will add to the skills previously learned and integrate new techniques. Materials Fee: $50
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Traveler’s Journal
Sunday May 19, 2013
Held at MarinMOCA
500 Palm Drive, Novato, Ca 94949
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of journaling & sketching in a book you have made. This class is designed for the beginner, and welcomes artists of all kinds to create a book for a thousand uses. Made of a soft leather with a beautiful stitched pattern on the spine called the longstitch, this rugged book is meant to be trekked & traveled with.

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Papermaking Basics: Local Plants + Exotic Fibers
Class fee: $ 130.00
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June 9th, 2013 10 - 4pm
Materials Fee: $20
This workshop will take place at 1890 Bryant Street Studios. Learn the basics of creating your own handmade paper with exotic fibers from your garden, grocery and local florist. From the harvesting and collecting stage to finished sheets, you will learn the process for making paper with unique fibers (such as grasses, vegetables, fresh herbs and flowers). Students will get a chance to learn the keys to cook, beat, and form sheets of paper in this one day intensive.

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Bookbinding II

Workshop ID: T3-103109-BND

Sat Oct 31 9:30am-5:30pm; Sun Nov 01 9:30am-5:30pm

$230 plus $25 materials fee

Using the skills covered in Bookbinding I, you'll learn a modified form of a lapped-component case binding, also known as a Bradel binding. You'll have more control over the design of your book than you did in Bookbinding I, with greater use of bindery equipment such as the board shear and guillotine. You'll sew, round, and back two books. You'll also learn to make quarter- and half-case bindings with a cloth spine piece and/or corners with paper sides.

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Advanced Typesetting Letterpress

CLASS FEE:$280

MATERIALS FEE:

CLASS DATE: June 22 & 29 2013

CLASS LOCATION: Kala Printmaking Institute

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Introduction to Letterpress Printing

CLASS FEE: $ 50.00

MATERIALS FEE: $10

CLASS DATE:June 26th, 2013

CLASS TIME 6:30 PM - 9:30PM

CLASS LOCATION: San Francisco Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island St, SF CA          

This beginning-level workshop is designed to familiarize the uninitiated with the world of letterpress by offering hands-on experience with the Vandercook cylinder press and the tabletop platen press. Participants will learn the difference between the types of presses as well as the basics of setting type using SFCB’s vast collection of lead type and decorative ornaments.

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Introduction to Bookbinding

CLASS FEE: $ 50.00

MATERIALS FEE: $10

CLASS DATE:June 27th, 2013

CLASS TIME: 6:30 PM - 9:30PM

CLASS LOCATION: San Francisco Center for the Book

375 Rhode Island St, SF CA

This introductory workshop teaches basic structures and stitches that every book artist should know in order to create a multitude of books. Learn a variety of structures—single-sheet book, accordion book, single-section pamphlet stitch, combined concertina, and Japanese stab—and make fun.

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Learn to Make Book Cloth

CLASS FEE: $ 75.00

MATERIALS FEE: $25

CLASS DATE: July 30th

CLASS TIME: 6:30 - 9:30pm

Being able to make book cloth immensely expands the range of possibilities for bookbinding, opening up a whole new set of choices for cloth color, texture, and weight. Just about any ordinary natural fiber cloth can be made into excellent book cloth. In this workshop, students will learn how to make book cloth in two different ways from start to finish, and leave with many finished samples. The Learn to Make Book Cloth workshop will give students greater creative freedom over the look and feel of covers for books, boxes, and portfolios.

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Caterpillar Stitches

San Francisco Center for the Book

Workshop ID: T3-110309-BND

Tue Nov 03 6:30-9:30pm - Tue Nov 10 6:30-9:30pm

$115 plus $25 materials fee

Create two different softcover wraparound books with two lines of caterpillar stitches running around the cover to hold in the text block. This binding focuses attention on the beauty of the caterpillar wrap stitch and caterpillar braid stitch. Unlike most caterpillar bindings the signatures in this structure are bound with the stitch through the cover on the spine. Using handmade paper for this binding gives a natural look to the book and draws attention to the uniqueness of the paper. Students will also see samples of artists” books created using this binding style. Prerequisite: some bookbinding experience.

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Markmaking into Bookmaking

San Francisco Center for the Book

Workshop ID: T3-110909-ART

Mon Nov 09 10am-5pm

$95 plus $25 materials fee 

This class will be an exploration in ways to brainstorm and "play" your way into artist books. By freeing up your working process, new ideas and methods can come alive. We will briefly investigate the meaning of symbols and markmaking throughout history and work from free form gestures to hardbound books. Students will create two finished artist books during the class.

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Simple Structures

San Francisco Center for the Book

Workshop ID: T3-111709-BND

Tue Nov 17 6:30-9:30pm

$55 plus $25 materials fee   

There are five basic structures and stitches every book artist should know: Accordian book, single section pamphlet stitch, vertical link pamphlet, flag book, and Japanese stab. We will learn fun and simple ways to make these structures and creative uses for turning them into artist”s books.

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Bookbinding III

San Francisco Center for the Book

Workshop ID: T3-112109-BND

Sat Nov 21 9:30am-5:30pm - Sat Nov 21 9:30am-5:30pm

$230 plus $25 materials fee 

Make one complex book in two days. We'll make a true Bradel binding (lapped-component case binding) with split boards. We'll round and hammer back using wheat starch paste, and we'll sew silk endbands, a class favorite. We'll include double-folio colored endsheets and a half-cloth binding with decorated paper sides.

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Plexi Portfolio

San Francisco Center for the Book

Workshop ID: T3-112809-BND2

Sat Nov 28 9:30am-5:30pm

$115 plus $25 materials fee 

Learn to make a modern artist portfolio with unique colored plexi-glass covers and luxurious papers. This book is bound using a coptic link stitch which allows the book to lay flat for viewing and has a very professional and modern look with custom made plexi colored covers. Design ideas and layouts will be discussed as well as tips for digitally printing your portfolio before binding.