With step-by-step guidance from Joelle Webber, create a Case Folder that can be used to collect photographs, prints, ephemera, collaged pieces & more.

Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $185
Workshop Duration: 3 hours on a Saturday (1-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday, Oct 12 from 1-4pm ET.

Book Arts - The Case Folder Book Art Project by Joelle Webber

The Case Folder is a great structure to collect photographs, prints, ephemera, and collaged pieces, oriented vertically or horizontally. A protective structure that can be used as a working storage folder, or dressed up with added content and interleaving to present as a portfolio.

Watch Joelle Webber as she creates the case folder designed to protect a collection, with a series of inner paper flaps that artfully fold in, and bound within a traditional case cover. This box design can be tailored to the size and number of items you would like to protect and present.

Book Arts - The Case Folder Book Art Project by Joelle Webber

Book Arts - The Case Folder Book Art Project by Joelle Webber

In this class, we will learn the importance of material grain, archival materials, and ‘measuring from the reality’.  Binding the folder will include creating the inner paper folder, tips to glue out tricky papers, how to wrap book board with book cloth, and other techniques to complete this archival protective box. This workshop also comes with step-by-step Class Notes, including Suggested Material Links and Tools Needed.

Book Arts - The Case Folder Book Art Project materials by Joelle Webber
Case Folder materials.

In this 3-hour class, Joelle will describe the process in detail, encouraging students to ask any book arts-related questions. Joelle has been learning in the book arts for over 40 years and working as a binder for over 25 years. She has many tips to set yourself up for success in your binding projects.

Joelle Webber teaching a student
Instructor Joelle Webber utilizes her 40+ years of experience to teach students the Book Arts.

Suggest Materials List

The links to these suggestions are to help you understand the weight of the materials needed.

Tools required

  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • retractable blade
  • pencil
  • awl
  • bone folder
  • paper knife
  • glue brush
  • waste glue papers (glossy magazine)
  • wax paper or cooking parchment paper 
  • scissors
Pocket Accordion & Folio - Tools Needed
The basic tools required for this workshop.

Images by Joelle Webber.

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Instructor: Joelle Webber

Joelle Webber has been making books & boxes for 40 years. At Mermaid Bindery, on Westport Island, she offers original artist books, binding services for fellow creators, handmade crafts in her roadside shed, and workshops for several communities.