Cut It Out :: Accordion Notes

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$ 65.00

March 13th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Dorothy Yuki
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 13th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 13th, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Accordion notes are a different kind of music. Not your standard text or accordion these cards and books exist in three dimensions. Instead of using pencils or nibs, students will learn to make letters by cutting and folding their shapes and will then incorporate them into handmade cards and small accordion folded books. Everyone will leave with a small collection of notecards and books to pass on to their loved ones. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $65.00

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Dorothy Yuki

Dorothy studied to be something other than an artist. She began as a fashion designer immediately after college but soon she became a partner of a manufacturing company, In Good Company, in 1965. She designed and manufactured kitchen soft goods and linens. Based in San Francisco, it became international and William-Sonoma was one of the main clients. In 1974 she received an award for Women in Business by Wells Fargo, Asian Inc. and NOW for her leadership as a woman of a successful company, In Good Company. The company was sold in 1976 and she became a Consultant to the Fashion Industry by request of the then President, Leonard Joseph. As a production and design consultant, she worked with many identity and music production companies, as well as new startups.
While living in Tequisquiapan, she became involved with the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and taught to help small communities to become self-sustaining. Still today she goes to Mexico twice a year to teach.
Now in her 70’s and living in San Francisco, she is engaged in many volunteer activities, Ruth’s Table, Artseed, SCRAP-SF, San Francisco Center for the Book, and FabMo. She also mentored at Bay High School in their Senior Program. She was past President of Friends of Calligraphy, and still a Council member, and presently a Master Educator for the Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco.
She still has the time to do ‘art’ and has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She is also busy helping her two daughters, care for her four grandchildren. To find out more about Dorothy's work, visit her blog

Past Student Reviews:

“Teacher was very friendly and patient.”

“Everything was good.”

“It was a new technique and interesting to learn about.”

“As usual, Dorothy was highly organized and full of helpful hints.”

$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States