Upcoming Workshop

Workshop with Paul Johnson

In this workshop we will make a movable 3D book without folds. All the sections, including a pop-up building are constructed by using dovetail and mortise and tenon paper joints. Thus paper fatigue is eliminated as well as the tendency for multiple folded units to ‘spring’ upwards. The book lies perfectly flat. We begin the workshop by making several different types of applied paper joints and this leads to an architectural construction in which these joints are employed.

Participants should bring scissors, a ruler or straight edge, a bone folder, an X-acto knife and cutting mat, a glue stick and white glue and, if desired, colored pencils, markers and decorative papers. The paper used for the main construction of the models will be supplied by the instructor.

Fees: $80 members of the Guild of Book Workers, the Athenaeum, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book; $110 all others.

To register please visit the Athenaeum's website. (scroll down)