Toroidal (Circle) Accordion

with Stephanie Wolff
Wednesday, May 15; 5–8pm CT

A circle? A donut? A torus! Whatever you think of when you see this accordion, the shape has lots of fun possibilities for content. When open, it’s donut-shaped; when folded up, it’s a wedge—like a piece of pie without the tip. In this virtual workshop, learn how to draw out the form, cut and fold, and make a simple wrapper for your own toroidal accordion! Our focus will be on making a model that participants can use as a reference for making more accordions after the workshop. A drawing compass is required, but no advanced math is involved.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or C

$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 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 5/10 at midnight (CT).