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Folded Bookmaking Structures

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue San Diego, CA, 92104 United States (map)

Ginger has designed several folded book structures with different holiday content for students to use as they’d like. During the workshop participants will make these and more samples. She'll also provide templates for Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, and Google Docs so that the students can create their own designs after the class. If you go to Ginger's blog and type in “free” in the search box you’ll get a whole list of cut and fold books to print and make yourself.

2-Day Workshop by Ginger Burrell
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Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member Fee: $305
Materials Fee: $30

Early Enrollment is closed. Please choose another registration option.

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Day one of this two-day workshop will focus on single-sheet bindings, with specific lessons on X cut, T cut and Z cut books, as well as Flutter Fold, Maze Book with Accordion, Ram’s Horn, and Secret Garden variations allowing a single piece of paper to transform into multiple connected pages. On the second day, we’ll make folded books with hard covers, beginning with a Crown Binding, allowing flexibility to easily add and remove pages, and end with an accordion book with Folded Frames, to drop-in photos and memorabilia. This is a great way to showcase content that you don’t want to glue in. You’ll leave class with several sample books and illustrated step-by-step instructions so that you can make the book structures again.

Ginger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from San Jose State University’s school of Art and Design. She teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio. Ginger’s primary medium is artist books. Her work includes photography, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are held in private and public collections.

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