with Mary Leikvold
Thursdays: March 11, 18; 6:30–8:30pm CT
In this virtual workshop, learn how to make seven little folded structures and explore the many ways they can be used and shared with others. On the first night, learn two folded paper structures that can be embellished and can hold written notes or drawings—a spiral fold that becomes a flower-like object and an elegant packet that unfolds to reveal a writing surface within.
Delve briefly into zine-making and a basic accordion fold. On the second night, get an introduction to pop-ups and learn how to create a floating accordion structure, a map fold that can be showcased with its own jacket, and a striking tri-fold shutter that will surprise with its unique structure and many uses. Come away with ideas and inspiration for projects using folded structures such as unique gifts and cards, art, teaching objects, and displays for special occasions.
All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 4 hours, Category D
$72/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$36 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 you join 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).
This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.