Illuminated Tunnel Book

with Elaine Chu
Wednesday, January 31; 6–8:30pm CT

The tunnel book is a paper book structure based on an accordion fold. A set of paper panels—which can be decorated in infinite ways including collage, cut paper, found images, rubber stamps, and drawings—are layered to create a sense of depth, drama, and perspective. LED lights may be added to increase the sense of depth and drama. Instruction for this virtual workshop will include examples and step-by-step instructions for creating the tunnel book structure.

All skills welcome
Certificate: 2.5 hours, Category B or D

$61/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$31 for BIPOC/Financial 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: As this is a 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 1/26 at midnight (CT).