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SFCB | Book in a Tin online workshop

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

  • Instructor: Stephanie Jucker
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 21st, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Workshop End: January 21st, 2021 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1


This is a single-session online workshop.

Making a little accordion book that fits into an upcycled tin is so satisfying. At first glance it just looks like an adorable decorated box but on opening a marvelous handmade pop-up book is revealed.

In this class we will be using collage such as recycled maps, postcards, and other paper ephemera to create an accordion book with pop-up elements enclosed in a hard cover front and back. This will fit neatly into an embellished tin (Altoid tin size) that can display the book’s title or associated imagery.

Beginners are welcome; be aware that class will move briskly. Students will likely complete the project on their own time after learning techniques and methods in class.

Materials to Bring: 

  • Altoid tin, approx 3¾“ x 2½ ” or similar
  • Paper for accordion 3” x 10”, 75–100lbs (construction paper weight ), any color
  • Collage materials such as postcards, maps, old calendars, and other paper ephemera
  • Mat Board, 2 pieces approx 3” x 2”
  • Scissors, decorative edged ones too if available
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick



  • Matte acrylic medium, Mod Podge, or PVA
  • Hole punch
  • Washi tape; ¼ “ width works great for this tin size
  • Watercolors/inks/acrylic inks and brushes


Workshop Fee: $45

Date & Time: Thursday, January 21, 2021 :: 4-6pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Stephanie Jucker

Stephanie Jucker is an exhibiting artist who uses mixed media and printing techniques in her paintings, books and art installations. Originally from London, where she earned her BFA, Stephanie has an MFA from Syracuse in painting printmaking and ceramics. With 25 years of teaching experience, she currently runs art classes at College of Marin, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Art Works Downtown in San Rafael.

Past Student Reviews:

“Very clear, step by step examples of techniques. Fun!”

“Stephanie shared her “what works best” advice and saved me using the wrong materials and techniques. Her manner is so light and engaging she held my interest.”

“I got to learn how to make a very special book using all materials I already had at home. I learned some skills and at the same time there was a lot of room for creativity.”