Origami Travel Notebook in-person workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

November 12th, 2022 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Jody Alexander
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: November 12th, 2022 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: November 12th, 2022 12:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person


This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class unless otherwise announced by SFCB. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.

This magical origami book can be used for a pamphlet book cover as well as signatures in a paper case-bound book. You will master the folding technique first and then will sew both a pamphlet book and the case book that will have multiple pockets for storing notes, tickets, drawings and secret messages. This is a wonderful structure for a travel book, sketchbook, artists’ book or journal.

(Jody will be teaching two workshops in one day - check out her afternoon class, Exploding Picture Box)

Materials to Bring: 

  • Optional / Available for use at SFCB: mat knife, cutting mat, awl, bone folder, ruler, triangle, sewing needle

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $95
Scholarships available; click here to apply.

Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2022 :: 9:30am-12:30pm

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

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop.


About the Instructor | Jody Alexander

Jody Alexander is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz and Penn Valley, California. She combines textiles, paper, found items and imagery to create books, objects, wall pieces, garments, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, reuse, and imagery and stories encountered in her travels and everyday.

Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody was an artist in residence at the Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility in 2019, and is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from U.C.L.A., and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Jody teaches and exhibits nationally and internationally.

Past Student Reviews:

“I was honored to work with her.... so calm, talented, and her quiet passion is infectious. Please bring her back soon, it was way too long since her last time at the Center.”

“Couldn't have been better – a really excellent class.” 


SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States