Tunnel Books
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Thursday June 10, 2021
5 to 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are
Class limit: 15

These structures are like small theatres, similar to the shoebox dioramas children make in school. We will use our own illustrations or images cut from magazines or other source material in making our models. If you come with an idea or simple sketch for a small 3-dimensional world you want to create, you’ll be well prepared to get the most from this workshop. Our tunnel books will be 4” high x 6” wide, about the size of a postcard. We will discuss variations of the form and ways to incorporate the theatre into a folder or case. The model we make will be a solid basis for creating a final finished book or as reference for future work. Instructions for pre-cutting paper will be sent prior to the workshop.


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


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.



• Pencil
• Scissors
• Metal ruler, 12”
• X-acto knife, or similar craft knife and extra blades
• Self-healing cutting mat or a thick (not corrugated) piece of cardboard, like the back of a legal pad
• 4-6 smaller binder’s clips, paper clips, or clothespins
• Glue stick
• Some kind of tape: masking, scotch or blue painter’s tape
• Colored pencils, markers, fine black marker
• Piercing tool or awl
• Scrap paper for gluing
• Westcott C-thru 2” x 12” or 1” x 6”clear ruler (optional, but very helpful)
• Bone folder (optional)


• 15-20 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, 110 lb is best, 80 lb would work okay, and 65 lb if that’s all you can find (for the panels) some white and any colors you wish to use
• 4-8 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, 65 lb, white or any colors (for the sides and must fold well, so thinner)
• Old magazines, postcards, clip art, or other illustrations or you can draw your own illustrations


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. www.stephaniewolffstudio.com