Folding All The Accordions

with Mary Leikvold
Thursdays: September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21; 6:30–9pm CT

Accordion folds are the foundation for countless structures in bookmaking. This fun, hands-on virtual workshop will take the basic accordion fold to new levels: Explore long and short accordion structures, accordions with pockets and fancy covers, floating accordions, flag books, map books, and two variations on blizzard books.

Instruction will cover techniques for designing the paper used to make the structures, including using dyes, watercolor, rubber stamps, brush and ink, and collage. Participants will come away feeling inspired with a collection of images and book structures. The skills learned in this workshop can serve as the basis for further exploration in the art of folding and in book arts. Some experience with folding paper, making books, or origami is helpful but not required.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 12.5 hours, Category B or D

$255/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$130 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). 

Registration for this workshop has closed. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.