Accordion Book Experiments :: A Day of Play

$ 185.00

July 23rd, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 23rd, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: July 23rd, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

The accordion book structure presents endless opportunities for artists of all mediums: photography, collage, printmaking, or illustration (to name a few.) However, one of the challenges of this book structure is creating a perfectly folded book with straight angles and clean lines. Starting with the basics, students are introduced to “no-fail” folding methods, and then move forward into a handful of accordion folding variations. By the end of class, students have created both softcover and hardcover versions of accordion books, in addition to brainstorming ideas for future projects.

Materials to Bring: Right angle triangle (small or medium size is o.k.), materials or tools for mark-making such as rubber stamps, watercolor pencils, colored inks, ink pads, ect. (to use for cover decoration, if time.) 

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, glue brush, scissors, awl, utility knife, metal ruler.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, July 23, 2017 :: 10am-6pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been creating artists books since 2001. Her works can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, 23 Sandy Gallery, the Minnesota Center for the Book, and Asheville Bookworks. As a workshop instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Hinchcliff delights in sharing her knowledge of book structures and history with a wide range of students.

Jennie's personal work can be seen in the publications "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008) and “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores the many styles and formats of correspondence art. Her blog "Every Day Should Be a Red Letter Day" highlights the creative connection between the USPS and artists.

Past Student Reviews:

“Jennie was a wealth of knowledge. She catered to everyone's needs and went at a good pace based on our abilities. She gave good info and then some. I would definitely take another class or work on a project with her again!” 

“Fun, interesting & informative.”

“Jennie was very patient and supportive. You can tell that she is an experienced teacher. She knows how to explain concepts that might confuse students. She kept the class on track and handled the various levels of expertise of the students in an effective and gracious manner.” 

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