All About Accordion Books, 10/5

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All About Accordion Books, 10/5

125.00

with e bond

Saturday October 5th, 1-5

Limit 12 students

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The accordion book has been used for centuries around the world as a means of communicating information. The book form is remarkably simple, useful and incredibly versatile. In modern book art, the accordion also serves as a springboard from which many intricate and inventive book forms have developed. 

In this workshop, students will make 3–4 different books that take their initial structure from the accordion book: flag books (invented by Hedi Kyle), pop-up accordions, and accordions with sewn & glued in signatures. We will also experiment with content to fill the books we’ve made as well as experiment with mash-ups and combinations of the forms. 

Feel free to bring art supplies you want to use during the content making portion of the workshop. Also any different sizes & weights of (foldable) papers, old artwork or prints, vintage ephemera, or collage materials are also welcome. If you have taken the Intro class, be sure to bring your bookbinding tools to use. Kits will also be for sale during class for $15.

Note: It is helpful that you have some basic bookbinding knowledge to take this class. This class will do a very quick refresher on the basics but won’t spend lots of time on those initial skills. This workshop will move more quickly than the beginner class to allow time for content/idea generation and making experimental forms. For an introductory bookbinding class, check out Cut, Fold, Cover, Sew: Bookbinding for Beginners, taught by e as well.

e bond is an artist, bookbinder, writer and designer currently stationed in Alameda. Under the studio name roughdrAftbooks—created in 2003—she creates artists’ books, handmade journals and mixed media pieces that blur the boundaries of art, craft, design and poetry. e holds an MFA in Book Art & Poetry from Mills College. Her work has been featured at The San Francisco Center for the Book, in Anthropologie stores, the Berkeley Poetry Review, & 500 Handmade Books. See more of e’s work HERE or @eisroughdraft