Folded Greetings

with Mary Leikvold
Thursdays: December 2, 9; 7–9pm CT

Make little structures, envelopes, and other folded treats to give as holiday gifts or to use for ordinary and special occasions. On the first night, learn two folded paper structures that can be embellished and can hold written notes or drawings—a spiral fold that opens into a flower-like object, and a traditional Japanese envelope that unfolds to reveal a writing surface within. Finally, the class explores festive ways to dress up a simple zine structure.

On the second night, participants construct a floating accordion structure—a smaller accordion that seems to float suspended within a larger accordion. The structure folds up into a book with its own covers. Participants will also learn a map fold with two possible closures—one a simple jacket and one with a wraparound cover and a tab closure.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category B or D

$85/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$45 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 11/23 at midnight (CT).