Nested Accordion Books
Saturday, February 23, 12-2:30 p.m.
Location: 817 W. Davis Street #110
Instructor: Peter and Donna Thomas
# Students 4 - 10
This workshop will explore the exciting world of the artists' books. Participants will
be given instruction in basic bookbinding techniques while making a small format
accordion book. The nested pop-up accordion fold book structure was
developed by Peter and Donna Thomas. It features two layers of accordion pages
that appear to weave in and out of each other. Advanced students may have time
to put text in their books and will want to come prepared with a short 4-10 word
quote to work with. All materials will be provided, but students may want to bring
their own papers to substitute for those provided. This will be a fun and informative
workshop and students will go home with two completed books
The Oil and Cotton and Wandering Book Artists will provide students with:
a glue brush
12-inch metal ruler
break off blade mat knives
PVA Elmers Glue
*You are welcome to bring your own tools, decorative paper, paints, watercolors, pens, rubber stamps, etc. to illustrate and add text to your books. You might also want to bring images and small objects to collage.
Peter and Donna Thomas, authors and illustrators of More Making Books by
Hand, are self-employed book artists, papermakers and letterpress printers who
write, illustrate, and bind their own books. In 2010 and 2011, as the wandering
book artists, they traveled around the USA in their artistic tiny home on wheels.