Make a Book

Ages 16 & up


This class will enable the participant to create a unique accordion book using basic mixed media supplies and techniques, and to make an accompanying bookmark from off cuts.

What we will cover:

We will explore the process of making an accordion book using simple mixed media techniques. Participants will become familiar using the basic accordion-fold method. They will use a variety of paint, pens and markers to create their “pages”. They will learn how to turn their off-cuts into an accompanying book mark. There will be casual discussion of tools, supplies, techniques, and how these personalized books could be used; personal journal, art journal, photo journal, travel journal, decorative art book. There will samples of Kat’s accordion books to encourage and inspire participants in their book-making journey.

What to Bring

Craft paint, paint pens, gel pens, alcohol ink markers, Sharpies (assorted sizes)

*** Bring a variety of colors in all of the above, we will talk about color choices and narrow down your preferences. BLACK & WHITE are especially important in all mediums.

*** Walmart & Target are excellent resources for inexpensive craft paints, paint pens & markers.

Aileen’s Tacky Glue (or other tacky/quick dry PVA glue)


Straight edge ruler


OPTIONAL (but nice to have):


Hairdryer or heat tool

Wet wipes

Bone folder

Coordinating ribbon, elastic or fabric strip for book closure (about 36” long)

We’ll Supply the rest!

Class Details

5 seats remaining
1476 N. Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728

May 18, 2024, 1pm – 4pm 3 hours

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