Program Meeting
Sunday, March 20, 1-3pm
On Zoom
Look for Zoom link on Friday, March 18
The Panorama Book
with Susan Campbell
Join us as we expand our ‘toolbox’ of structures by creating a model for a Panorama Book, a continuation of our Guild’s exploration of Fabulous Foldables.
Created by Hedi Kyle and described in her wonderful book, The Art of the Fold, panorama books lend themselves well to fascinating variations that can incorporate images and text. Made from a single sheet of paper, this foldable is a freestanding accordion with broad, flat, hinged panels on which to create a visual gallery. The structure is not difficult, but requires careful folding and measuring. Please print out the instructions, linked below.
For our program activity, Susan will teach you how to fold a 6-panel panorama, measuring 8″ x 4″ when closed. You’ll need some basic tools and paper (listed below). If you need paper, the NBG studio is open on Wednesday, March 16, 12-2pm. There will be some donated papers available for you to use for models. A variety of other papers are available for purchase.
Tools and Supplies:
Cutting Mat
scrap of foam core or mat board as protection when piercing
Knife with extra blades
Scoring tool
Bone folder
Metal Edges (optional)
Pencil and eraser
Adhesive, double-sided tape or MacTac to attach covers
(1) Template: 8” x 4” cardstock
(1) Accordion: 8″ x 25½” ⏤ text-weight paper for the model
(e.g., Canson or Elephant Hide work well)
(2) Covers: 8″ x 8″
For future reference:
Other papers that work well for artist books based on this model:
St. Armand’s Colored or Canal (~330 gsm)
Khadi Cotton Rag (~210 gsm)
Cave Paper
Decorative elements for panels – lightweight to text weight paper, photographs, painted or eco-dyed papers
Download the panorama instructions here.