More Unusual Accordions
Instructor Stephanie Wolff
Thursday June 17, 2021
5 to 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From wherever you are
Class limit: 15
This workshop covers the folding of three more unusual kinds of accordions: a pentagonal, an octagonal, and a circular/toroidal accordion. Covers and wrapper options will also be discussed. In the April 8 workshop, "Unusual Accordions," three other forms are covered: a triangular, a spiral, and a hexagonal accordion. Each workshop is stand-alone and can be taken in any order. No advanced math is required.
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please email JCBA Director John Cutrone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JCBA’s SELF DETERMINED TUITION CONCEPT
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.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
• Tablet or computer with Internet connection
• Sharp pencil, mechanical best
• X-acto knife and sharp blade
• Cutting mat
• Metal ruler
• Bonefolder (helpful if the tip is narrow) or something else for scoring (like a short knitting needle)
• 30-60-90 triangle (metal best so you can cut against, but plastic is fine)
• 45 triangle (metal best so you can cut against, but plastic is fine)
• Dividers can be helpful if you have them
• Glue stick
• Scrap paper for gluing
• Copy paper for notes, tests, and drawing
• Card stock and any kind of printer to print out template which will be sent ahead of class
A: (3) sheets 1" x 16" paper strip. The grain goes along the 1" dimension, so it folds with ease if folding over to have the short sides meet. You can use anything that folds well and isn't too thick. Sketch paper or 70-80 lb. text weight paper best. Not card or cover weight.
B: (6-7) printed out from template sent, and cut out of any weight card stock.
C: (4) sheets 9" x 9" paper is best, but 8.5" x 8.5" is okay. Grain can go either way, heavy text weight or light card or cover weight.
D: (3) sheets 2.5" x 20" if possible. If not, then 2" x 16". The grain goes along the 2” or 2.5" dimension, so it folds with ease if folding over to have the short sides meet. You can use anything that folds well and isn't too thick. Sketch paper or 70-80 lb. text weight paper, or 80 lb cover weight that folds well would work.
For some cover options, if there's time:
a: Covers (2) sheets 8.5 x 11” card stock or cover weight paper (or can be bigger)
c: Covers (4) sheets 4 x 4” card stock or cover weight paper or mat board scrap (or can be bigger)
c: Belt (1) sheet 8.5 x 11 heavy text weight or light card stock
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