JumpstART Workshop: Exploring Drum Leaf and Window Book Structures

New this summer, Fleisher’s JumpstART Workshops are single-session workshops that provide an introduction to our rich offerings and specialized studios. Lead by our renowned teaching artists, the workshops are a welcoming and fun way to engage with art and share the experience with family and friends. You will walk away with a new understanding of a creative medium and an original artwork!

In this workshop you will learn how to make two book structures using only folded paper and glue! The Drum Leaf binding is a simple glued structure with decorative covers that is perfectly suited for thicker papers, and can easily be used make journals or collage work. The Window Book also consists of adhesive binding of folded papers, introducing mylar windows to the pages for the inclusion of treasures such as ticket stubs, stamps, smaller images and more into the book.

What you will learn:

  • The use of basic tools for book binding such as a bone folder, PVA glue, and x-acto blade

  • How to use the book structure as an album for found objects

  • Precision in cutting, folding, and gluing

  • Basic finishing and aesthetic techniques to complete your handmade books

Required supplies:

  • Collage materials – small low-relief items to include in book such as ticket stubs, ribbon/string, coins, stamps, fortune cookie fortunes, business cards, etc.