Innovative Folded Forms

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

In this workshop, students will be introduced to creative and innovative book structures using that most wondrous of humble materials, paper. Inspired by innovators in the book arts field such as Claire van Vliet and Hedi Kyle, the focus will be on form and structure rather than content. Each student will produce a collection of sample books that can be used as reference and inspiration for further projects. Structures include the Blizzard Book, Flat Reverse Hinge, and several variations on an accordion fold.

Instructor provides all tools and materials.

What to Bring

Students are invited to bring basic book binding tools IF they have them (cutting mat, Olfa or Xacto style knife, metal ruler, bone folder, scissors, fine-tip awl).

Minimum age

All ages welcome


This class is suitable for all skill levels, ages 16 and older.

What's Provided

Instructor provides all materials and tools students can use for the workshop.

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Alicia Bailey

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Studio artist and gallerist Alicia Bailey, Denver, Colorado, has a particular passion for book works that include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, innovative page folding tactics, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials.

Alicia is affiliated with several artists' book professional organizations and has served on the Executive Committee of Guild of Book Workers since 1998. She is owner/director of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado, founded in 2007 and focused on the exhibition, promotion and sale of contemporary artists' book works. Alicia also acts as an independent curator/juror, instructor/mentor and regional events coordinator in the book arts. She currently teaches at Art Students League of Denver, and also through many regional art centers throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

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