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The Layered Accordion

  • Christensen Studio 3503 Cowley Way San Diego, CA, 92117 United States (map)
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A Book Arts Basic Class
by Judy Christensen

Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
$3 Materials Fee

Class limit: 6
For more information contact Sharon

Tools to bring:
Essential: X-acto knife, sharp pencil & eraser, bone folder, ruler, metal straight edge (for cutting—if ruler is metal, just a ruler is fine).
If Available: small cutting board (9" x 12" is ideal), centering ruler, stylus (for scoring before folding), square, markers or colored pencils,  Japanese hole punch.

NOTE: This class is full. A waitlist is available.

This class explores ways to create composite accordion structures by adding layers: glued, sewn or woven, to the basic accordion. We will begin with a nested accordion, using the basic accordion as the solid background, then add another accordion with a foreground image. Next, we will create a back-to-back sewn accordion, with windows on the outer layer(s), if you choose. If we have time, we will construct another layered accordion in which the inner structure emerges from the basic structure. All paper will be provided, although students are encouraged to bring any materials they feel they might want to use, (e.g. ideas for a 2”(h) x 14” drawing, small text or images for the back-to-back accordion, with pages less than 3” square.) This class is geared toward those who are comfortable with folding and cutting or those who have taken the basic accordion class(es) the previous day.

Judith Christensen has taught book arts classes to adults and young students for over twenty years. She has worked with the San Diego Book Arts Education and Outreach Programs, teaching in schools and libraries, and coordinating programs such as “Taking Art to the Neighborhoods,” in which 700 participants made a book, and “Every Child Needs a Voice,” making books with sixty students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Madison High School. 

Earlier Event: January 26
Accordions: Beyond the Basics
Later Event: March 16
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