2022WKSP-012 The Carousel Book - Online

  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 16 Oct 2022
  • Online using Zoom


Registration is closed

Instructor: Andrew Huot

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Length of workshop: 2 afternoons, 2 hours each session

Date: Oct 15 & 16, 2022

Hours: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Workshop fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Prerequisites: None

Maximum enrollment: 14

Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes Tuesday Oct 11, 2022, 11:59 PM

This is a live workshop and participants will get the most out of it by attending the live sessions, but it will be recorded and available for the registrants to view for 90 days until January 16, 2023.

In this online class, we will explore the Carousel Book. This structure first appeared during WWII for children’s books. The book uses layers of paper as a method of displaying images and narrative of a story in a non-traditional way. While in this workshop, you will learn how a few simple folds and cuts work to create this unique storytelling structure.

In session one, we will learn about the structure, look at some examples, and fold the paper accordions.

Between sessions, students will plan their structure and decorate the layers of their own carousel books.

In session two, we will assemble the decorated layers and add the covers to complete our books.


Bone Folder

Xacto or Olfa Knife

Metal Ruler

Cutting Mat




Unless noted, all materials are grain direction parallel to the spine. Dimensions below are (height) x (width).

Text weight paper (drawing paper) 18 x 24” (45.72 cm x 60.06 cm), cut into twelve 6” x 24” pieces (15.24 cm x 60.96 cm)

Printer paper / wastepaper

Glue stick or PVA

4 sheets cover weight paper 8.5 x 11 grain long (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)

2 pieces mat board for covers, 6” x 5” grain long (15.24 cm x 12.70 cm)

Materials for decoration (to be discussed in session 1)


Andrew Huot is a Canadian book artist, bookbinder, printer, and conservator living in Atlanta, Georgia, where he operates Big River Bindery, a studio for bookmaking, letterpress printing, and book conservation. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BS in Printmaking from Portland State University. His artists’ books use photographs, linoleum cuts, and text to share the humorous side of everyday life around us. His artists’ books are in collections across the country, from the Art Institute of Chicago to Yale University. Andrew teaches online and in his own studio, at the University of Illinois School of Information, and workshops across the US at the John C Campbell Folk School, BookArtsLA, the International Preservation Studies Center, and the Guild of Book Workers, among others.

Online Workshop Process:

CBBAG will be in contact prior to the workshop with the meeting link and any additional required instructions. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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