Printmaking and Accordian Book with Liz Menard

‘Accordian Book’
Medium: Paper
Size: TBC
Instructor Liz Menard
Course Title

The Artist’s Book – Printmaking meets the Accordion Book

Dates & Times

Postponed until 2022


Instructor: Liz Menard

Skill Level



Class capacity: 8

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Course Description:

This an opportunity to explore printing techniques with Liz Menard on an intaglio press using water wash up inks and Japanese paper to create the pages for an accordion book form. The Accordion (concertina) is a versatile and elegant book structure useful if you desire a flat book or one that can be opened at its entirety.

Printmaking techniques (monoprinting, drypoint, or relief) are accessible, expressive and ideal for communicating ideas. The first day and a half will be spent in playful experimentation creating and printing the pages for your book (size under 8” / 200cm). The final afternoon is dedicated to assembling your accordion!  Instructions for a simple folded book cover will be provided and demonstrated.

Instructor Information

About the instructor:

Liz Menard is a Toronto based printmaker, book artist and arts educator.  Menard’s focus is on our relationship to nature and how that shapes our sense of place and sense of self and reflects us as a society and as individuals. Menard’s exhibition record includes solo and group exhibitions in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.  Her work is held in public, private and corporate collections. Menard has participated in artist residencies in Canada, United States, and Europe.  She is the recipient of numerous grants, awards and fellowships.


All materials (except apron and gloves) are provided by the instructor. Simply bring your material fee, calligraphy kit with table covering, ideas, sketchbook, photos or materials that relate to making your artist’s book. If you have decorated paper suitable for your book cover bring it.



Course Fee

Members and Friends: $175 Early Bird Rate $165
Non-Members: $195 Early Bird Rate $185

Class supplies: Students bring $20 payable to instructor


Studio A2

Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC)
56 Neilson Drive
Etobicoke ON
M9C 1V7

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