Tunnel Books

August 20th, 2023 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $140
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

Developed in the Renaissance for studying perspective, the tunnel book is sometimes called a 'peephole book.' It is truly an adapted accordion with multiple panels bound on both sides, to be viewed from the front giving it a 3-D effect.

Students will collage the various layers out of their own postcards and photos to create a unique and personalized book. After attaching the pages to the accordion fold that holds them, the tunnel book will be glued into a simple cover for a more finished look.

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: Several postcards (landscape orientation), old pictures, and/or magazines to cut up for images.

Date & Time: Sunday, August 20, 2023 :: 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. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly (she/her)

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:

“This was a great class and I really enjoyed it. Bettina is so great and positive and willing and able to answer questions on so many more topics than the one covered.”

“Bettina had a lot of good suggestions for the easiest & best ways to do many of the tasks.”

“She brought many examples to class so we could see different approaches & effects.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States