Accordion Books

Historians have theorized that accordion books were actually one of the very first forms of books with pages.  People first started folding scrolls in order to transport the works and move between sections more easily. This led to accordion books, which in turn inspired the development of folios and other traditional book forms.

Now, the accordion book is the most versatile structure in the world of bookbinding. As a full-page spread or as a minutely-folded piece of paper, it displays both pictures and words in an immediate and Zen-like game of mountains and valleys.

In this class, we will explore some different styles of the accordion book. We will also learn how to make a hard cover for an accordion book.

17 October
10-12
2-4 participants
$45 (supplies, use of studio tools)

 

 

 

Origami Accordion

Using a simple origami fold for each page, make an accordion book using beautiful Japanese paper. Alternate from solid color to pattern, from paper front to paper back. Add a hard cover and closure. Book can be displayed as above photo or hung.

24 October
10-12
2-4 participants
$45 (supplies, use of studio tools)

 

 

 

Introduction to Portfolios

Learn how to make a classic portfolio by hand. Ideal for photographers, printmakers and artists for storing and presenting work. Suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

10-2
2-4 participants
$65 (supplies included, use of studio tools)


 

 

Flag Books

A flag book is a type of sculptural artist book based on a simple accordion form, in which papers are glued to the sides of the accordion. These papers stick out like flags, hence the name.

10-1
 2-4 participants
$50 (supplies included, use of studio tools)