Concertina Collage Book online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

October 28th, 2023 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Molly Meng
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: Online

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $90
Scholarships available; click here to apply.

This is a single session online workshop.

Learn how to convert your odds and ends into an artful accordion book. This workshop is all about the joy of construction and collage. 

Students will learn how to choose an inspiring theme for their book, reuse old greeting cards, artwork, and other mixed-media materials, and construct and collage the pages and covers. We'll incorporate pop-ups, pockets and fold-outs.  Molly will share tips and techniques for producing a polished and inspired final design.

Pro Tip: think about who this creation might be for... will it be inspirational quotes and pages you're making for yourself? Will it be a baby book? A family album? Maybe for someone's birthday?  

Workshop fee includes a mailed kit containing the structural materials needed to complete one book. US students only, please, due to shipping costs. Non-US students, please contact us before enrolling; we will share a materials list for you to source your own content.

Materials to Bring: 

Mailed materials kit from the instructor


  • Anything you've been waiting to collage with!
  • A variety of items: they can be flat or 3-D, photos, letters, magazines, all kinds of paper, ephemera, letters…
  • Stamps & ink
  • Decorative pens / pencils
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Hole punch/ Japanese hole punch
  • Glue stick or favorite paste

Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 :: 10am-1pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom.

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a month after the final class session.

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

Registration will close at least two weeks prior to the start date of this workshop to allow time for kits to ship.

About the Instructor | Molly Meng (she/her)

Molly C. Meng studied literature with a personal minor in collecting other people’s lives.  An obsession with old notebooks, vintage photos, and every single discarded book that exists, her work reimagines untold stories behind the otherwise forgotten items of everyday. The medium of collage in both paper and textiles is Molly’s dominant form of communicating.  She teaches creative workshops around the U.S.  Molly C. Meng is currently living and working in New Hampshire.

Past Student Reviews:

"Such a fun class... Molly is so full of energy and inspiration. So great to get a dose of a creative instructor."

“...really helped open up my thinking and I have been able to use the concepts in many other things that I do.”

“So much fun and such great ideas, love love loved it.”

“Just what I needed. As a person who loves color, patter, and collage but afraid to try- this was a perfect class to explore and get those tips that I never would have thought of- plus instant feedback and interaction.” 

Online Via Zoom
United States