Haiku Miniature Accordion Book - Online – 2024WKSP-03-05

  • 05 Mar 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 10



ONLINE: Haiku Miniature Accordion Book with Maria G. Pisano


Love of poetry and our natural surrounding: bugs, trees, flowers, animals, all speak of time, renewal, continuity, and the healing power of nature.


This book celebrates the resilience and diversity in nature and the power of words that inspire us. We will create an accordion book with haikus and stencil designs.


The instructor will provide a sheet with the Haikus and Title text, however if you would like to have your own, please print them on white paper, each haiku limited to three lines.


You will need eight poems and two titles printed and cut into 2.25” x 2.25” squares.


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, Columbia University, NY Public Library and many more. Currently her book Caudex Folium is in the exhibit Towers Rising, at the 9-11 Memorial Museum in NYC, and in 2022 her work was in “And Yet We Rise: A Retrospect of the Days and Times Surrounding 9/11″ at the American Consulate in London. She has curated a number of exhibits including Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response at CBA in NYC and Crossroads: Book Artists’ Impassioned Responses to Immigration, Human Rights and Our Environment, at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ. Ms. Pisano contributes to book arts publications and has presented lectures at the Library of Congress, College Book Arts Association and the Art Libraries Society of North America. Her article “Mark To Impress” was published in California Society of Printmakers and The Blue Notebook in the UK. She continuously gives workshops nationally and internationally, at her studio, libraries and institutions such as Bridwell Library TX, CBBAG, and Center for Book Arts in NYC. For additional information please visit: https://www.mariagpisano.com



Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Dates: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)

Course fee: $85 members / $145 non-members

Prerequisite: Love of Poetry

Maximum Enrollment: 15

Registration closes Tues, Feb 27, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and a link will be made available for the registrants to view until available until April 6, 2024.


Tools Required:

  • Self-healing mat, no smaller than 12" x 8.5” (30.48 cm x 21.59 cm)
  • Small snap blade knife (note: I recommend the small Olfa knife)
  • 7" high (17 .78 cm) plastic or metal triangle
  • Stick glue
  • Small scissors
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • 12" (30.48 cm) metal ruler
  • bone folder

Materials Required:

  • One strip of Canson Mi-Teintes (98lb/160gsm) or similar paper cut to 3.25” H x 25” W (8.255 cm x 63.5 cm) in a light colour. Short grain is preferred if possible (parallel to the 2.35” side)
  • One strip 9.5” W x 1.50” H (24.13 cm x 3.81 cm), same colour and paper as above for book closure. Short grained.
  • Five different colours stamp pads
  • 5 triangular make-up sponges
  • White copier paper cut into 3” x 3.25” (7.62 cm x 8.255 cm) – minimum 10+ pieces to create stencils that will be used for your designs to accent the poems.
  • Extra sheets of white 8.5 x 11 scrap paper to keep working surface clean.

 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 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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