Key Structures :: Accordion Book Experiments

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$ 185.00

March 29th, 2020 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 29th, 2020 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: March 29th, 2020 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 Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $185.00

Date & Time: Sunday, March 29, 2020 :: 10am-6pm

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

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About the Instructor | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair.
Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), 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 infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:

“Jennie was great and kept your interest. Very upbeat.”

“I learned a lot!”

“Brilliant and enthusiastic, encouraging of all participants.”

“Jennie is wonderfully personable and fun. She thoroughly knows her subject matter.”

$ 185.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States