Trout Museum of Art

Accordion Bookbinding | Ages 12+

Accordion books are a very playful form of bookmaking; their pages fold in and out of each other, all connected in order to lead the reader on a journey. Some accordion books spiral in and out, inviting the reader to explore all sides of the pages. Some include cutouts or hidden folds, encouraging even more thorough investigation. In this book arts class, we’ll produce a formal version of the accordion form, with hinged sheets bound by a hardcover.

This is a 2-day class meeting 5/1 & 5/8.

All supplies included. TMA members receive 10% off all registrations.

Michelle Sharp | Art Educator 

Michelle Sharp (b. 1992) is an artist and adventurer born and raised in Tarkio, Missouri. Working primarily in bookmaking arts, she finds inspiration in the mundane, the acts of sharing and discovery, literature, and structured systems. Michelle received a BFA with honors from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2015; her major was Photography with minors in Writing and Science. Michelle currently lives in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin.

Michelle has shown work in various online exhibitions, such as Lenscratch and F-Stop Magazine, as well as Milwaukee galleries such as Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, The Portrait Society Gallery, and Gallerie M. Her photographs have been featured in the 2014 Best of College and High School Photography publication by Photographer’s Forum, and various independent publications. Michelle’s zines and other book works can be found in collections at the University of Milwaukee Special Collections Library and The Athens Zine Bibliotheque. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at The Art Garage in Green Bay, Arts Connective in De Pere, and through community art projects with The Building For Kids Children’s Museum and the Waupaca Arts Hub.


May 01 - 08 2024


This is a 2-day class meeting 5/1 & 5/8.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



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