Celebration Accordion Books 1W20
Using an accordion book form, make a festive book full of surprises, packing it full of words, letters, tiny booklets, pockets, windows, beads and a range of other materials to give meaning to your celebratory wishes. Develop a concept, decide on your palette, chose a theme or occasion, then dive into a wealth of ingredients to build your book. Leave with a dramatic one-of-a-kind gift, or meaningful object to keep yourself. Limit 8 students
Learn more about the instructor and project samples:
Susan Porter began to combine book making and journal writing as a staff member of Boston Children’s Museum in the 1970's. Her colorful, multi-dimensional art journals blur boundaries between collage, printmaking and book arts. In recent years, she taught these hybrid forms to adults, teens and children through Cooperative Artists Institute and The Peace Drum Project – and now at the Eliot School.
Her books have been shown widely at libraries, through Beyond the Book exhibitions and at Hamill Gallery. She holds a BS in Education from Boston College, with additional study at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Montserrat College of Art and Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown).
“I love every minute in my studio, but teaching brings a different kind of reward. There is nothing like seeing that look of wonder cover a student’s face when they realize they have created something of beauty.”
Materials & Tools:
Bring to class:
- A- 6" x 15" or 6" x 18" pad of Strathmore, or other good watercolor paper (140lb)
- Favorite drawing tools (e.g. colored pencils, pastels, Sharpies, Etc)
- Glue sticks
- Scissors (regular and small for detail cutting)
- Pencil & ruler
- Olfa or Xacto knife with extra blades
- Bone folder
- Copies of photos or favorite images
- Embellishments such as buttons, shells, ribbons, charms, and other mementos to add to give your book a festive appearance.
- Apron or paint shirt