Tunnel Books

Taught by Stephanie Wolff

*Virtual Workshop*

Tunnel books are like small theaters similar to the shoebox dioramas children make in school. Through your own illustrations or images cut from magazines or other source material, you will learn how to create a unique 3-Dimensional world about the size of a postcard. You will discuss variations of the form and ways to incorporate the theatre into a folder or case. At the end of your two-hours you will leave with a model that can serve as a base for a final finished book, or as reference for future work.

DATE Thurs. March 18th

TIME 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

COST $65


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Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. She has been awarded fellowship/residencies, including from the American Antiquarian Society and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Her artist books are held in public and private collections and been exhibited in the United States and Germany. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts.

Supply List 

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Metal ruler, 12” 

  • X-acto knife, or similar craft knife and extra blades 

  • Self-healing cutting mat or a thick (not corrugated) piece of cardboard, like the back of a legal pad 

  • 4-6 smaller binder’s clips, paper clips, or clothespins,

  • Glue stick

  • Some kind of tape: masking, scotch or blue painter’s tape

  • Colored pencils, markers, fine black marker

  • Westcott C-thru 2” x 12” or 1” x 6”clear ruler (optional, but very helpful) 

  • Bone folder (optional) 

  • 30 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, 110 lb is best, 80 lb would work okay, and 65 lb if that’s all you can find (for the panels) some white and any colors you wish to use 

  • 10 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock, 65 lb, white or any colors (for the sides and must fold well, so thinner) 

  • Old magazines, postcards, clip art, or other illustrations or you can draw your own illustrations

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255