2022WKSP-15 Hinging Long Accordions - Online

  • 06 Nov 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
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Instructor: Stephanie Wolff

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

Hours: 1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none


Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022, 11:59 PM

This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded and available for the registrants to view until Dec 7, 2022.

Accordion books are great structures for exhibitions, as content can be revealed all at once without having a viewer handle the work.

But large paper for making long accordions can be a challenge both to find and, in particular, to print on.

This workshop covers the basic accordion form, methods of using small paper to create long accordions (and the benefits of doing so), along with a handful of ways to join strips of any length together.

We’ll discuss some of the challenges when working with the accordion form, and some workarounds and opportunities these limitations present.

Participants will complete a set of models to serve as inspiration and reference for future projects.


Note: Stephanie has taught a similar workshop for other organizations under the title Small Paper, Long Accordions.



X-acto knife and cutting mat

Metal ruler

Glue stick

Bone folder, useful



Optional but helpful: brass bar stock, ¼” and ½” x 12”

Optional: C-Thru gridded ruler 2” x 12”

Optional: right triangle

Any other tools you find useful for bookmaking would be good to have on hand.


  • 10-12 sheets 8.5 x 11” card stock (65 or 80 lb.) or similar weight coverweight paper.
  • Any colors but helpful to have a few sheets of a second color. These will be cut down with instructions for cutting this paper sent prior to the workshop.
  • 3 sheets 8.5 x 11” copy weight paper, any colors/patterns
  • 1-2 sheets of medium to heavy Japanese tissue (such as Okawara or mulberry) OR origami paper OR copy paper. Each should be at least 4” high and 5” wide, or it can be a single larger piece. We will cut strips from this.
  • tape of some kind: white artist’s tape, scotch, blue masking, etc.
  • scrap paper for gluing (1) sheet of paper same size for a template, can be the same paper or, if need be, copy paper is okay.

Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, and repair of a wide range of library materials. She enjoys teaching to share her knowledge from bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. @stephaniewolffstudio or  www.stephaniewolffstudio.com

Online Workshop Process:

The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any additional required directions. 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 on the workshop registration page 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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