Books have become treasured objects, and in the case of artists’ books these become unique pieces where the content and the form play a very important role.
The Red Poppy Art House will be hosting a bookbinding workshop targeted to artists, writers, photographers, designers and illustrators or any other creative person.
Beware, these are not your usual books. During the three-hour-long workshop that will meet every Wednesday for six weeks, Yasmin Hidalgo will guide you through creating a book prototype that will carry your artwork. Tools and materials are provided for a fee, but you should bring your own artwork. The finished pieces are intended to be three books and a box and will be shown at a special presentation on May 27th at the art house.
Yasmin Hidalgo has been creating books for artists and training people on the creation of these books since 2007; she is currently attending a bookbinding course at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
Join the group every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2698 Folsom Street and meet people akin to your interests while you learn a traditional craft paired with contemporary artwork.