Category Archives: Workshops

Paper Puppets workshop, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY

[ June 9, 2018 to June 10, 2018. ]   

Students will learn paper engineering for three different kinds of paper puppets: the flapping mouth, the jump-up and the walking zombie. A variety of techniques for making axles, spacers, flaps, and other movable parts will be explored.  Participants will be able to make models of all the forms and also more individual puppets of their […]

An Introduction to Paper Engineering, Movable and Sculptural Books workshop – Amana, Iowa

[ June 25, 2018 to June 28, 2018. ]   

An introduction and hands-on experience with a variety of paper engineering techniques, flexagon geometric forms, tunnel books and carousel books. Students will produce a variety of models of the structures and explore the text-image relationship possibilities in these structures. For more information: Book Arts – Amana Arts Guild

UK Workshop: The Exquisite Corpse

[ September 12, 2018 to September 14, 2018. ]

Exquisite Corpse workshop, at the BINDING re:DEFINED studio in Wiltshire, UK September 12-14, 2018. Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make […]

Magic Books class, Cleveland, OH

[ July 8, 2017 to July 9, 2017. ]

Magic Books, Saturday and Sunday July 8-9 10am – 4pm, at the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH. In this two-day workshop, students will explore a number of book structures which have elements that appear and disappear when the structures are manipulated. Various books ranging from a single-sheet book to 2- and 3-dimensional flexagons to magic wallets […]

Magic Boxes workshop – Washington DC

[ June 11, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

A one day workshop constructing this intriguing box that reveals different openings with different movements of the lid. Saturday, June 11, 2016 10am to 5 pm in Washington DC, USA. For more information contact the Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

Movables in a Book Format workshop – Philadelphia, PA

[ June 4, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

The earliest movables in books date from the 13th century. A volvelle (from the Latin verb volvere, meaning “to turn or roll around”) was used to coordinate religious dates and even to predict the future. The form has endured to this day. In this workshops we will make a volvelle, and other versatile movables such […]

Pop Up workshops at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA.

[ January 30, 2016; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. February 13, 2016; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] Make it Pop workshop for Adults. A hands-on exploration of simple pop-up paper engineering. Attendees will learn an assortment of tricks and techniques for creating pop-up cards, and will leave with a selection of delightful pop-up creations. January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This event is sold out.

I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine workshop. A hands-on […]

Print/Bind Workshop in UK

[ May 20, 2015 to May 22, 2015. ]


The first days of the workshop will be spent making various prints using techniques easily replicated at home (no need for presses). These include trace mono-prints, gelatin prints, pouchoir, rubber stamps, and suminagashi.  Each technique uses minimal materials and can be used in combination with more complex imagery. The prints will then be used to […]

Carousel Books Workshop

[ September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014. ]

Center for Book Arts, New York, NY:

I will be teaching a two day workshop introducing the methods of constructing carousel books, sometimes called star books. A book first produced in the 1930’s, the format is mostly used in children’s books. Why should they have all the fun? A carousel book can be viewed section by […]

Content and the Artists Book workshop

[ June 22, 2014 to June 28, 2014. ]

I will be teaching a workshop where students will explore the development of content for artists’ books and explore the proper forms to communicate that content. Various prompts and three simple printing methods will be used to generate content. A variety of simple bookbinding techniques combined with writing exercises, brainstorming activities and discussions […]