2021 Online Workshops
All workshops are online via Zoom. Most (if not all) of the workshops have recordings available for a period of time after the live session.
Upcoming Workshops include: The Road Book and Moving Circles: Volvelles. See below for complete descriptions and links to register. More workshops for October onward will be posted soon!
Stephanie has offered workshops online via Zoom through a variety of art centers: the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Maine Media Workshops & College, AVA Gallery & Art Center, Creative Arts Workshop and the Morgan Conservatory. See below for descriptions of current classes and links to registration. Please get in touch if you are interested in having her teach for your group.
• Moving Circles: Volvelles on Saturday September 18, 2021, 10 am-1pm, Eastern Time
Volvelles, sometimes known as wheel charts, are the focus of this workshop. These structures have been used in historic books, in promotional materials, and in devices to aid computation. Two or more circles turn to show information through cut out windows. This workshop covers a basic version of a volvelle and discussion of variations and ideas about incorporating content. Our focus will be on making models and learning how these function in order to create more complex and finished versions after the workshop. Volvelles are fun to make as cards, personalized gifts or to include in artist books. To register:
Workshop through the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild:
• The Road Book on Sunday October 3, 2021, 1-5 pm, Eastern Time
This workshop covers an historical book structure useful for maps, prints, or other material, inspired by an example the instructor observed while working as a book conservator. The Road Book (the title of this 1904 New England road atlas) is a pamphlet bound single-signature structure, but the configuration and attachment of the pages allows for clear double-page spreads. A simple (and perhaps obvious) idea once learned, it’s a useful structure. We will talk about a few adaptations, materials, and share our ideas for its use. Our model will be softcover, but easily adapted to a hardcover version. Participants should have solid basic bookbinding skills to get the most out of the workshop. Registration closes: Monday, Sept 27, 2021, 11:59 PM. To register:
Workshop through Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI:
This is offered as a pre-conference workshop for the 2021 Hamilton Wayzgoose, and thus we will discuss using a letterpress in creating volvelles in this iteration of the workshop.
Moving Circles: Volvelles on Friday October 29, 10 am - 3 pm with a break, Central Time
Volvelles, sometimes known as wheel charts, are the focus of this workshop. These structures have been used in historic books, in promotional materials, and in devices to aid computation. Two or more circles turn to show information through cut out windows. This workshop covers two designs of a basic version of a volvelle, plus a way to include it in a folder or page. There will be discussion on incorporating content through print, digital, and hand-drawn methods. Our focus will be on making models and learning how these function in order to create more complex and finished versions after the workshop. A handout of basic instructions will be sent to participants, along with instructions on pre-cutting paper prior to the workshop. Volvelles are fun to make and can be used for cards, personalized gifts, promotional material, or to include in artist books. To register: