Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday Tip - Making an Accordian Book

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord is the founder of makingbooks.com which inspires educators, librarians, and parents to make books with children through her website, ebooks, and youtube tutorials. According to her biography since 1990, she has taught bookmaking workshops to over 30,000 students and 5,000 teachers. Her workshops are filled with creativity and practicality with clear directions. As a book artist, she has exhibited her one of a kind and limited edition books nationally and internationally. Her books are in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library, Yale University Library, and Wellesley College Library. They have been featured in several books about bookmaking including Cover to Cover and Handmade Books and Cards. Here is a quick youtube tutorial on creating your own accordion book.

If you are looking for bookmaking supplies, ready made blank books as well as Accordion board, chipboard and other book supplies be sure to visit my Etsy shop "The Artists Closet": http://theartistscloset.etsy.com . Feel free to convo me if there is something specific you are looking for.

Making Books With Children


paintingpam said...

Great video!! I'm a teacher (art) as well. The instructions were very clear. Did you shoot the video in one take?

Denise said...

hello paintingpam - thank you for stopping by. I personally did not shoot the video but found it on youtube. She has many other ones posted there!

paintingpam said...

Thanks for sharing. She must be your double as I didn't notice that wasn't you! lol