Ginger Burrell – Four Seasons in a Spiral Tunnel Book

InstructorGinger Burrell
Skill LevelAll Levels
Length of Workshop3 days
Date (s)Wednesday-Friday, June 26-28, 2024
Cost$175 per day x 3 day + $45 Material Fee
Total Price of Workshop$570

Workshop Description:

Why have one tunnel in your artist’s book when you can have four? Learn to make a complex spiral structure that holds four tunnel books. It looks difficult but I’ll teach you step-by-step how to create this beautiful book! We’ll talk about how to adapt the structure to your own ideas, and even more tunnels, so you can make it again at home.

We’ll collage each tunnel book to represent one of the four seasons and then combine them to make this stunning roll-out book. Display as a single surface or display in a square format. We’ll talk about titles, colophons, and writing a poem for your book. You’ll leave class with a finished Spiral Tunnel Book.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Assorted 4 seasons themed paper (instructor will provide specifics to students prior to the class)
  • Bone folder
  • Waxed paper
  • Scrap paper for gluing
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Self-healing cutting mat at least 18 inches wide
  • Craft-knife with fresh blades
  • 1-inch Circle punch
  • 1/2-inch or 5/8-inch circle punch
  • 2 Small 1 lb. weights (such as flat glass gems in a bag)
  • 24-36-inch Ruler
  • 1-inch Wide steel ruler (12-inch) or quilting ruler
  • Baby wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Brayer (any kind)

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Step-by-step written instructions with photos
  • Book cloth
  • Pre-cut Davey Board
  • Cardstock for the tunnel structures
  • Dowels • Wheat paste glue sticks
  • PVA glue
  • Glue brushes
  • Glue bowls
  • Double-sided tape
  • 2 boards’ width spacer
  • Awls
  • Waxed linen
  • Metal findings
  • Extra tools to share

Instructor Biography:

Ginger Burrell loves making art and supporting other artists in their creative endeavors. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. She has been making artists’ books for 17 years and teaching art for 15. Her work includes photography, collage, monotype, and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the surreal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are widely held in museums and private and public collections.