The Flexagon Book – ONLINE (2023wksp-26)

  • 25 Oct 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


ONLINE - The Flexagon Book with Maria G. Pisano

A Flexagon book springs to life when opened, like a flower. Using inspirations from nature, we will cut our own stencils to create our unique designs and bring them all together to bind this wonderful book.

Discussion, planning and designing a book structure with self-generated content is a way to begin to understand the important connections between the two, the interaction and support of the chosen theme. Making a book is a gestation process.

Once you have an idea, how do you begin to put your idea into practice? What tools do you need? What media? Skills one learns in one workshop are transferable to your next endeavour.

Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, printmaker, curator, and educator. Memory Press works are represented in The Library of Congress, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, National Library of Medicine and many more. Her book Caudex Folium is currently in the exhibit Towers Rising, at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in NYC. She curated Crossroads: Book Artists’ Impassioned Responses to Immigration, Human Rights and Our Environment, at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ. She contributes to book arts publications and gives workshops nationally and internationally, at her studio, libraries and institutions such as Bridwell Library, TX and Center for Book Arts in NYC. Please visit to see more info and works from Memory Press


Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Weds, Oct 25, 2023

Hours: 6 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

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

Prerequisite: none

Registration closes: Weds, Oct 18, 2023, 11:59 PM

Maximum registration: 16

This workshop will be recorded and made available to registrants until Nov 25, 2023. 



Small scissors for detail work

Exacto or snap-blade knife

Double sided tape or glue stick

Bone folder

Stamp pads: 3-5 colors

6-8 triangular make-up sponges


9 square sheets of text weight paper cut to 5.5” x 5.5” (13.97 cm x 13.97 cm) - 2 light colors. 5 of one color and 4 of the second color. (Always use an odd # of sheets to make a larger book). Have more at hand than the 9 needed.

Covers: Cut 2 squares each 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (5.9 cm x 5.9 cm)- cover weight paper - 65lb

1/8” wide ribbon

15 sheets, cut to 5.5 x 5.5 (13.97 cm x 13.97 cm) to create stencils for your designs using white copier paper.

Additional scrap paper to use as backing not to get your working surface dirty.


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.

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