40th-WKSP-16 Three Unusual Accordions – ONLINE

  • 08 Jul 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 0


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Online Workshop: Three Unusual Accordions with Barbara Helander


Three accordion structures will be presented in this workshop: the lenticular, the woven accordion, and the waterfall. 


These structures were chosen not only because they are uncommon, but because of their ability to offer a variety of presentation modes – from wall hanging, to album, to double-sided. These accordions will appeal to book artists and bookbinders alike.  


Join Barbara as she walks through the construction of these three accordions and shares her tips on how to make them.


Over the course of her 35-year career, Barbara Helander has earned two degrees (B. Ed., M.Sc.- Clothing & Textiles); worked in apparel manufacturing; and was a professor of textiles at Seneca College. Barbara worked her way through the CBBAG core curriculum courses and earned her Certificate of Completion in 2010. She is a core curriculum instructor for CBBAG and a mentor for the Home Study programme. Recently Barbara has been part of the team that transformed Bookbinding 1 for virtual learning. Her website can be found here: https://bookartsbarb.com




CBBAG is pleased to be able to offer this workshop at no cost to members as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of CBBAG’s founding.


This workshop will not be recorded. 


This will be a demonstration-style workshop to allow for a larger number of members to attend. Participants can work along with the instructor if they want, but questions will have to wait until the end of the presentation.


Location: ONLINE - Zoom

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023

Hours: 2 PM – 5 PM

Course fee: $0 members/$60 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: None

Maximum enrollment: 40

Registration closes: Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:59 PM



The list of tools, materials, and construction notes to be supplied via handout after registration.


Online Workshop Process:

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. Membership fees included in the non-member fee are not refundable.

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