Flag Book online workshop

$ 90.00

February 23rd, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: February 23rd, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Workshop End: March 2nd, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a two-session online workshop.

A Flag Book consists of opposing flaps or “flags” that showcase contrasting or cohering images. This stunning structure was created by Hedi Kyle and has infinite possibilities. Pages can be read individually or all at once when the concertina spine is stretched to its fullest. Students are encouraged to bring images on lightweight papers (e.g. magazines) for collage. All levels welcome!

First session: Students will look at samples to gain an understanding of the structure; fold the concertina; glue flags into the folds; and consider collage ideas.
Homework: Finish flags.
Second session: Students will finish flags as needed; trim boards to size; cover boards with paper and/or book cloth; attach boards to spine/flags; and glue down endsheets.

Materials to Bring: 

  • 2 book boards for the cover, can be Davey board or museum board - 3 ½” x 6 ½”
  • 2 sheets of paper or book cloth to cover the boards – 4 ½” x 7 ½”
  • 2 sheets of decorative paper or book cloth for endsheets (to cover the inside of the boards) - 3 ½”x 6 ½”
  • 21 strips of cardstock for the flags - 2” x 3 ¼” (paper grain going the long way, 3 ¼”)
  • 1 piece 12 ½” x 6 ½” strong paper for concertina fold, (grain going the short way, 6 ½”). Bugra or Hahnemuehle papers work very well.
  • Old magazines/books/images for collage (these will be glued onto the flags, images on thick paper do not work for this)

Basic Bookbinding Tools:
X-acto knife, cutting mat, bone folder, glue stick, PVA, glue brush

Workshop Fee: $90

Date & Time: 2 Tuesdays :: February 23 & March 2, 2021 :: 3-5pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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


About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

“Bettina is so patient, and her handouts are fantastic.”

“A great instructor who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in her art.”

“Bettina is a pro. She is a pleasure to learn from.”

“[I liked the] new, creative layouts for flag books, seeing a range of samples, raised cover decorations; also the added benefit of the slipcase, which can be used for many other books.”

$ 90.00
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Online via Zoom
United States