Journal for a New Year (or Anytime!)

with Stephanie Wolff
Tuesday, December 12; 5–8pm CT

This adaptable two-signature softcover journal can be used for notes and thoughts during a new year, a new month, or a new season. In this virtual workshop, choose what to add to your book: calendar pages, plain or gridded paper for notes or sketches, or a place to collect personal contacts. The journal will be bound with two sections and includes pockets, both side- and top-loading. In addition to making the journal, instruction will also cover ideas and resources for using one. 

Access to a printer or copy shop is needed to print some of the optional materials provided—such as calendar and contact pages—if you wish to use them. These PDF files of calendar pages and instructions for printing them will be sent to you prior to the workshop. Please note that the structure of this journal has some thickness limitations. For example, it isn’t large enough for daily calendar pages. If you run out of space, you can make more since the template’s days are numbered by hand. The binding is adaptable to other kinds of content and uses.

The content and pacing of this virtual workshop is designed for those with advanced beginner to intermediate skills. While the binding is straightforward and not very complex, techniques like cutting and measuring require careful attention to detail.

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

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$54 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: 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 12/8 at midnight (CT).