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Workshops 

Fall Online Workshops are now posted below!


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 ConservatoryCanadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, San Diego Book Arts, and Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.  Please get in touch if you are interested in having her teach for your group.


All recent workshops have been online via Zoom. Generally these workshops are recorded by the host institution and available for a period of time after the live session. Handouts are provided for all workshops.


For an idea of workshop offerings, see the photographs of workshop models posted below.


Fall 2022 ONLINE Workshops 


The Road Book

Saturday October 1, 2022, 12-4 pm Eastern

Jaffe Center for Book Arts online via Zoom

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. More detailed instructions for pre-cutting materials will be sent prior to the workshop. Registration at: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/road_book.php 


Introduction to Housing for Books

Sunday October 2, 2022, 1-5 pm Eastern 

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild online via Zoom

Once your book or prints are completed, how do you protect and house them? In addition to protecting work, housing provides an opportunity to guide the reading experience and incorporate additional content or design elements. We’ll cover a selection of simple options in this workshop, making a nested set for a three-dimensional item (using a deck of cards or the equivalent). These will be a wrapper band, a 4-flap wrapper, and a self-closing wrapper. We will also examine other options, including pre-made portfolios and boxes, that can be adapted. Resources on materials, tutorials, and conservation considerations will be shared. Our models will be small and constructed out of paper, but they will be good reference for scaled up versions and future projects. Note: Some content of this workshop has been previously taught in an extended version titled Paper Packaging. To register: https://www.cbbag.ca/event-4927050


One Sheet Books

Tuesday October 4, 2022, 5-8 pm Eastern 

Kalamazoo Book Arts online via Zoom

A few folds, a cut or two and presto, a book! Participants will create a selection of simple folded “books” made from one piece of paper in this workshop. They are great for zines, comics, cards, and other self-publishing ventures, as well as artist books. Paper choices, layout, and duplication methods will be covered, along with ways to elevate these simple structures to more substantial creations. Simple, inexpensive reproduction or more complex artmaking methods can be combined with these forms. Our focus will be on making a set of models as reference for future work after the workshop. A great introduction to the book and paper arts! To register: https://kalbookarts.org/workshops/onesheet/


The Flutter Book

Sunday October 9, 2022, 1-4:30 pm Eastern

Maine Media Workshops + College online via Zoom

The flutter book is a simple structure from the Eastern binding tradition. It’s a codex that can act a bit like an accordion, since the text block can be gently pulled out from the spine to show multiple pages at one time. Single folios are joined to create the text block, with a variety of possible cover options. A simple soft cover will be made in class, with discussion of other options. This binding is great for single-sided photographs or prints. It can accommodate papers of different weights—from heavier to very light. We’ll create two models (one with heavier paper, the other with lighter paper) to serve as reference for future work and discuss possibilities for the structure’s creative use. Registration at: https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/the-flutter-book-online/


The Stenciled Image

Wednesday October 12, 2022, 5-8 pm Eastern

Jaffe Center for Book Arts online via Zoom

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. The instructor will focus on the use of 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. Please note: Participants can use whatever appropriate medium they have on hand (see supply list) for the class if they prefer not to purchase new supplies. Registration at: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/stenciled_image.php


Half-Rotation Dissolve Volvelle

Tuesday October 18, 2022, 5-8 pm Eastern

Kalamazoo Book Arts online via Zoom

The half-rotation dissolve volvelle changes scene, rather than reveal information in a small window. The picture goes from one scene at rest, then dissolves into an entirely new scene as the lever is turned a one-half rotation of the circle. The construction isn’t difficult once you know the order and pattern of construction. We will use a template (provided) for the workshop, but discuss how to draw it ourselves, ideas for designs, choosing paper, and using a volvelle in a book. Our models will be reference for future volvelles. Note: A basic drawing compass is important to have, as is pre-workshop access to a printer to print the templates required. To register: https://kalbookarts.org/workshops/volvelle/


Journal for a New Year (or Anytime)

Sunday October 23, 2022, 1-4:30 pm Eastern

Maine Media Workshops + College online via Zoom

We will create a simple two-signature softcover journal to be used for notes and thoughts during a new year, a new month, or a new season. Each participant will choose what to add to their book: calendar pages, plain or gridded paper for notes or sketches, a place for contacts. The journal will be bound with two sections and will have some pockets, both side and top-loading. Along with making our journals, we will cover ideas and resources for keeping one. Access to a printer or copy shop is needed to print out some of the materials provided, such as calendar and contact pages, should you wish to add them. PDF files and instructions will be sent prior to the workshop. Please note that the structure of this journal has some thickness limitations, so this journal wouldn't be large enough for daily calendar pages. It can also be made without a calendar. If you run out of space, you can make more, as the calendar’s days are numbered by hand. The binding is adaptable to other kinds of content and uses. Basic bookbinding skills will be useful for this workshop. Registration coming soon at: https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/journal-for-a-new-year-or-anytime-online


Folio Pocket Book

Tuesday November 1, 2022, 5-8 pm Eastern

Jaffe Center for Book Arts online via Zoom

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. Registration coming soon at: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/folio_pocket.php


Hinging Long Accordions

Sunday November 6, 2022, 1-4 pm Eastern

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild online via Zoom

Accordion books are great structures for exhibitions, as content can be revealed all at once without having a viewer handle the work. But large paper for making long accordions can be a challenge to find or to print on. This workshop covers the basic accordion form, methods of using small paper to create long accordions (and the benefits of doing so), along with a handful of ways to join strips of any length together. We’ll discuss some of the challenges when working with the accordion form, and some work-arounds and opportunities these limitations present. Participants will complete a set of models to serve as inspiration and reference for future projects. Note: A similar workshop has been taught under the title, Small Paper, Long Accordions. To register: https://www.cbbag.ca/event-4927087


Unusual Accordions

Thursday November 10, 2022, 5-8 pm Eastern

Jaffe Center for Book Arts online via Zoom

Accordion books are most commonly rectangular, but they can be most any shape. In this workshop we’ll break from the rectangle, and fold models of a spiral accordion, a triangular accordion, and a variation (or two) of a hexagonal accordion. We’ll discuss covers and wrapper options for these as well, and make some if time allows. These forms rely on folding rather than hinging paper. Our focus will be on making models that participants can use as reference for making more after the workshop. In the workshop, More Unusual Accordions, three other forms will be presented: a pentagonal, an octagonal, and a circular/toroidal accordion. Each workshop is stand-alone and can be taken in any order. No advanced math is required. Registration coming soon at: http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/unusual_accordians.php


Winter 2023 ONLINE Workshops


Half-Rotation Dissolve Volvelle

Thursday January 19, 2023, 5-8 pm Eastern

Jaffe Center for Book Arts online via Zoom

The half-rotation dissolve volvelle changes scene, rather than reveal information in a small window. The picture goes from one scene at rest, then dissolves into an entirely new scene as the lever is turned a one-half rotation of the circle. The construction isn’t difficult once you know the order and pattern of construction. We will use a template (provided) for the workshop, but discuss how to draw it ourselves, ideas for designs, choosing paper, and using a volvelle in a book. Our models will be reference for future volvelles. Note: A basic drawing compass is important to have, as is pre-workshop access to a printer to print the templates required. To register:

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/half_rotation_volvelle.php