Journal for a New Year
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Tuesday January 4, 2022
5 to 8 PM Eastern Standard 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: 15

We will create a simple two-signature softcover journal to be used for notes and thoughts during the new year, a new month, or a new season. Each participant will choose what to add to their book: monthly calendar pages, plain or gridded paper for notes or sketches, a place for contacts. The journal will be bound with two sections and will have some pockets, both side and top-loading. Along with making our journals, we will cover ideas and resources for keeping one. Access to a printer or copy shop is needed to print out some of the materials provided, such as calendar and contact pages, should you wish to add them. Please note that the structure of this journal has some thickness limitations, so this journal wouldn't be large enough for a daily calendar. It can also be made without any calendar. If you run out of space in the journal, you’ll always be able to make more! The binding is adaptable to other kinds of content and uses. Basic bookbinding skills will be useful for this workshop.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone ( John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple process.


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $75, 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 $75 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection, access to a printer or copy shop, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.


Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.