Moveable Non-Linear Book Structures

with Radha Pandey
Saturdays: June 4, 11, 18, 25; 10am–12pm CT

Cut, fold, construct, and play in this hands-on virtual workshop while exploring artists’ books through a dimensional lens. Learn how to make book structures that can be manipulated (by folding, flexing, pinching, or pulling the book) to reveal hidden content. Structures include flexagons, “hide-and-reveal” structures, “jitterbug” books, and their variations. Instruction will cover a range of binding skills while focusing on constructing a new structure each week. See examples of artists’ books by artists around the globe and discuss the range of possibilities each structure offers. Participants will have the opportunity to express their ideas visually in their book constructions and engage in supportive group sharing. Participants must come with basic book arts skills such as cutting, folding, scoring, gluing, and using tools like a bone folder, a ruler, and an awl.

Experience required
Certificate: 8 hours; Category B or C

$175/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$88 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 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). 

This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.