Key Structures :: Accordion Book Experiments in-person workshop

$ 185.00

October 30th, 2021 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Nina Eve Zeininger
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: October 30th, 2021 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 30th, 2021 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.

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, etc. (to use for cover decoration, if time permits.) 
  • Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, pencil, glue brush, glue stick, scissors, awl, utility knife, metal ruler.

Workshop Fee (includes $20 materials fee): $185.00
Scholarships are available; please apply here.

Date & Time: Saturday, October 30, 2021 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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 | Nina Eve Zeininger

Nina Eve Zeininger {they/them} is a paper artist working primarily in bookmaking, photography, and letterpress printing. A lover of the outdoors, words, and grammar, their work tends to be infused with nature, bright colors, fun, and sarcasm. Day-to-day Nina Eve’s time is spent working in non-profit arts management, teaching book arts, crafting yummy baked goods and tasty cocktails, reading, and playing fetch with their cats.

After growing up in New England, Nina Eve came to San Francisco to earn a BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute; they haven’t yet found a good reason to leave the area. Nina Eve is currently pursuing a MLIS degree in Archives Management & Public Librarianship via Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis {online}.

Past Student Reviews:

“Nina was super organized and also very easy to follow.”

“Nina's wealth of experience and knowledge on a range of fundamental subjects (such as glue, folding,  the merits of different book forms, and more) made this a great value for me.”

"She’s a great teacher - clear in her explanations, helpful to all... supportive, funny, and patient."

$ 185.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States