Dates:
Jul 13, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021

Levels: All
Workshop Fee: $155
Class Size: 15 (max)

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets from 6-9pm ET

A few folds, a cut or two and presto, a book! Participants will create a selection of simple folded “books” made from one piece of paper in this workshop. They are great for zines, comics, cards, and other self-publishing ventures, as well as artist books. Paper choices, layout, and duplication methods will all be covered, along with ways to elevate these simple structures to more substantial creations. Simple, inexpensive means of duplication or more complex artmaking mediums and methods can be combined with these forms. Our focus will be on making a set of models as reference for future work after the workshop. A great introduction to the book and paper arts!

Students will need:

Tools:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler, 12”
  • Awl
  • Glue stick
  • X-acto knife, or a similar craft knife with a sharp blade
  • Cutting mat (or piece of hard cardboard to cut on)
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • Colored pencils, markers, fine black marker (optional)

Paper:

  • 25-30 sheets 8.5×11 text weight or copy paper
  • 25-30 sheets 11×17 text weight or copy paper
  • 5 sheets 8.5 x 11 card or cover weight paper

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Instructor: Stephanie Wolff

Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artist books are held in many public and private collections, and have been exhibited in the United States and Germany. Her works are included in 500 Handmade Books, Volumes 1 & 2 (Lark Books). She has been awarded fellowship/residencies, including from the American Antiquarian Society and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator at the Dartmouth College Library provided her with experience in the care and repair of a wide range of library materials, from books and manuscripts to maps, scrapbooks, and other objects. This conservation work included the creation of housing for display and storage of rare and fragile items. Her early experience in pre-digital photography—combined with a background in book arts, binding, and conservation—gives her a rich knowledge base with a range of possibilities for designs, including those that combine book forms with photographic or printed images. As a longtime teacher of book arts to college students and others, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from bookbinding, book conservation, and fine arts to help people transform their ideas into tangible creations.