Private Bookmaking Workshop with Cristina Hajosy
Workshop Title: Layered Accordion Books
Date & Time: Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Canton, MA
Limited to 5 students
Tuition: $125 includes all materials, tehnique handouts and lunch
Of all the non-traditional book structures, the Accordion, or “Concertina” is my favorite for it’s dramatic presentation. Experienced by the viewer as both a display easel and a book, the accordion book provides multiple interactions and perspectives that a traditional book cannot. The long, folding panel is especially successful in presenting photographs, collage, small artworks, or anything that has a narrative or linear progression. From a simple single sheet to more complicated variations, the possibilities are endless. By the end of this one day workshop, you’ll fall in love with this book structure too!
Throughout the day, we’ll construct several projects to practice techniques, to get familiar with the materials, and to explore hybrid creations. We focus on the effects of layering using hand-stitching, window cuts, pop-ups and collage to expand the concepts.
The morning will begin with fresh brewed coffee and home-baked goodies at 9:45am, and we’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salad and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
Open to everyone ages 18 & up. No previous experience required.