Folded Books and Visual Storytelling

image courtesy Malou Zuidema
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Taught by Malou Zuidema

Malou Zuidema is an illustrator and teaching artist from the Netherlands. She graduated with a four year Bachelor in Fine Arts in Education from the Amsterdam School of Art in the Netherlands in 2010,and since than has run workshops as part of festivals, community art projects and in art studios in both Amsterdam and Hobart (Australia). Her work is characterized as hand-made, quirky and colorful. Her images are often the results of scribble drawings and playful collages.

She believes that playfulness is what creating art is all about; having a great time and going home with something new, something that you didn’t know you could create before.

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After this workshop, you will literally be able to turn every piece of paper into a book without needing to stitch a single page together--with our main tools only being paper, scissors and glue.

We will look at 5 different folding techniques, some for which we only need one sheet of standard 8.5”x11” paper; others require different sized sheets. During the first part of the workshop we will look at the different techniques to fold books. After we’ve created the plain proto-types we will talk about all the possible creative applications

The first part of the workshop will focus on the technique, but after that there will be plenty of time to create as many books as you like, in just as many different variations. For those who are interested we will then also look into how you can illustrate a story using only one sheet of paper.

In this 2-hours workshop you will:

  • Learn at least 5 different folding techniques
  • Brainstorm how you can use the technique for different purposes
  • Learn how to tell a one page book story
  • Literally have a pile of tiny hand-made books ready to take home and the skills to create more

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