Fun with Accordions

with Rosae Reeder
Saturdays: May 1, 8; 9am–12pm CT

The accordion fold is one of the most versatile techniques used in bookbinding. It is exhibited in single-page books and concertina bindings, and is the foundation of many other book structures. In this virtual workshop, explore two of Rosae’s favorite accordion-based structures—an accordion book featuring a non-adhesive cover, and an expandable, hardcover album.

The first is a traditional accordion book with a decorative paper cover attached without glue. The second structure combines a pamphlet stitch binding (composed of multiple sections of folded sheets of paper) with an accordion to create an album for photographs and cards, or to be used as a journal or artist’s book.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A; fulfills Core binding requirement

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$54 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).

Please note: Registration closes 4/27 at midnight (CT).