2017WKSP-30 Tunnel Book: Play with Geometry or go Freehand

  • 15 Oct 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
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2017WKSP-30

Tunnel Book: Play with Geometry or go Freehand

Instructor: Akiko Lamb

Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

Duration: 1 Day, Sunday, October 15

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course Fee: $115 members / non-members

Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor

Prerequisite: none


Originally inspired by theatrical stage sets in the mid 18th century, a tunnel book is charming and magical. Its structure of accordian fold sides and a series of lined up cut paper panels creates a 3D illusion of depth and perspective. Openings on each panel allow the viewer to see through to the back and images on each panel work together creating a scene inside.


Often depicted figuratively with landscape & interior scenes, our tunnel will focus on an abstract non-representational form using geometric and organic references..


This one day workshop begins with quick study maquettes exploring multiple possibilities. Participants will learn the construction of the tunnel book and how it can be adjusted for a various effects. Playing with elements of design: colour, shape, pattern, repetition, size. balance and texture, participants will work toward a design solution for their final creation.


Akiko Lamb is an industrial designer who loves the structure, problem solving, and the aesthetics of book arts. Following graduation from Radio & Television Arts, Ryerson University, her work included educational development and program design for TVOntario. Later, as a graduate of Industrial Design, OCADU, she studied bookbinding with George Walker who introduced her to the world of book arts. Akiko has taught at OCADU, libraries, schools and privately including portfolio preparation for entrance into art/design programs and book arts workshops. Her work also includes designing for interiors, retail and costume for professional theatre. As a designer and teacher, Akiko continues to explore and share her love of the visual arts.


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