Be There, Be Square
Instructor Susan Joy Share

Virtual Workshop
Thursday July 22, 2021
6 to 8:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are, via Zoom.
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 12

This workshop will explore several folded paper structures based on squares, including a flexagon infinite card, a box, an origami folded picture frame, and a snake. Our process will emphasize mountain and valley guide folds that land us easily at our finished objects. We’ll discuss how these formats can be used with content to create dynamic artworks. Materials include text & card weight papers and common adhesives. This is a nice opportunity to use your paper collection... or to start one.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $65, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $65 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with internet connection • Bone folder or other folding/scoring tool • Metal edge ruler or right triangle • Pencil • X-acto or other cutting tool • Cutting matt or cardboard • Scissors • Adhesive: gluestick (and double-sided tape, if you have it) • 12-15 sheets of 8.5” x 8.5” text weight paper squares • A few extra sheets of 8.5” x 11” text weight paper


Susan Joy Share is a visual artist, bookbinder and performer. She has exhibited, performed, and taught across the US. She had a solo exhibition at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in 2013 that included a performance at the 500-seat University Theater. Share has taught at many institutions including Penland School in North Carolina, Anderson Ranch in Colorado, and Haystack Mountain School in Maine. She has received Rasmuson Foundation (AK) and Center for Book Arts (NYC) Fellowships and is in collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, as well as the Jaffe Collection.