Folded Surprises

with with Mary Leikvold
Wednesdays: December 7, 14; 7–9pm CT

In this virtual workshop, learn how to make six 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. Then 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 and a map fold that can be showcased with its own jacket. 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 B or D

$85/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$45 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a scholarship 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 scholarship 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 materials 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 12/1 at midnight (CT).