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.
Stephanie has offered workshops online via Zoom through a variety of organizations: the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Maine Media Workshops & College, AVA Gallery & Art Center, Creative Arts Workshop, the Morgan Conservatory, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, San Diego Book Arts, and Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. 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.
More Online Workshops (including some new topics) are in the works for 2022.
• Folio Pocket Book on Tuesday October 19, 2021, 5 - 8 pm, Eastern Time
Strategically placed folds and cuts transform single folios into pockets and/or windows and is an adaptation of a drum leaf or board book. It’s another useful structure for single folio pages, as it allows for using multiple paper colors and types, as well as other possibilities to alter the page. The text block can be bound in a variety of covers, but we will make a simple schoolbook cover for our volume. Our models will serve as a sample book showing the structure and possible page variations it allows. To register:
• More Unusual Accordions on Tuesday October 26, 2021, 5 - 8:30 pm, Eastern Time
This workshop covers the folding of three more unusual (non-rectangular) kinds of accordions: a pentagonal, an octagonal, and a circular/toroidal accordion. We’ll discuss covers and wrapper options for these as well, and make some if time allows. Our focus will be on making models that participants can use as reference for making more after the workshop. These forms rely on folding rather than hinging paper. In the workshop, Unusual Accordions, other forms are covered: triangular, spiral, and hexagonal accordions. Each workshop is stand-alone and can be taken in any order. No advanced math is required. To register:
• The Stenciled Image on Tuesday November 9, 2021, 5 - 8:00 pm, Eastern Time
Stenciled artwork generally breaks down an image into its most essential parts. Think of graffiti artists (such as Banksy and others) whose spray-painted graphics use stencils for making quick, repeatable images. In this workshop we will cover a basic method of creating and using stencils to make multiple copies on paper. Our focus will be on learning the general mechanics of stenciling. We will use acrylic ink, but demos will cover other mediums. Additionally, the use of jigs to get good registration both of the image and its placement on the paper will be addressed. This one-session workshop will provide a good basis for further experimentation afterwards. To register: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/stenciled_image.php
• The Layered Accordion on Thursday November 11, 2021, 5 - 8:00 pm, Eastern Time
This structure combines accordions sewn together in multiple layers. It can be displayed as a long accordion, or the front and back covers can be positioned back-to-back to create a carousel shape. Windows can be cut to reveal a story or scene (similar to a tunnel book). Alternatively, the entire book can be treated as a single sculptural object with layers of a less organized design. We will create a basic model in the workshop with page spreads for five panels and cut-out windows. Come with a very simple idea for five scenes or focus on the structure and play with content later. We will fold accordions, sew them together, and use a simple cover method for our models. Ideas to vary the structure and upgrade the details will be addressed for use on future projects. To register: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/layered_accordion.php
• Star Accordion on Thursday December 2, 2021, 5 - 8:00 pm, Eastern Time
This well-known form is a fun structure for both books and for ornaments. Folded square sheets of paper joined together can create a long accordion or form a star shape. We will make two models: one is designed to use as an accordion book form, the other is perfect for an ornament. The ornament folds down into a small book-like object, which when opened transforms into the star shaped ornament. This structure has lots of possibilities for variation depending on the materials and the page attachment. To register:
Online Workshop through Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI:
This is offered as a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with the 2021 Hamilton Wayzgoose, and thus we will focus our discussion on 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 using 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:
Online Workshop through Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT:
Moving Circles: Volvelles on Saturday December 4, 2021, 10 am -1 pm, 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: