Folio Pocket Book

with Stephanie Wolff
Wednesday, February 15; 6–9pm CT

In this virtual workshop, learn how to make the folio pocket book, an adaptation of a drum leaf or board book featuring strategically placed folds and cuts that transform single folios into pockets and/or windows. The folio pocket book is a 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 may be bound in a variety of covers, but we will make a simple school-book cover for our volume. The work made in this workshop will serve as a sample book showing the structure and the possible page variations it allows.

Introductory experience with bindingfolding, cutting, measuring, gluing, and basic understanding of paper grainis needed to participate in this workshop. Those with experience making one-sheet books, pamphlets, or accordions have enough experience to participate.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or D

$95/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$55 for scholarship participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the “Adult” rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this highly 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 2/9 at midnight (CT).