The Craft of Bookbinding is for Artists

This is what an artist book looks like. Yasmin Hidalgo's book in homage to Miguel Hernández.

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.

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