Printmaking and Accordian Book with Liz Menard

‘Printing Press’
Size: TBC
Instructor Liz Menard
Course Title

The Artist’s Book – Printmaking meets the Accordion Book

Dates & Times

Class Date: November 7 and November 8, 2020
Time 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Studio Opens 9:00 a.m.


Instructor: Liz Menard

Skill Level



Class capacity: 8

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Registration Opens: September 10, 2020 Early Bird Deadline: October 1, 2020
Registration Closes: October 31, 2020 or at capacity
For more information, please review Program Policies and Information and Payment Information. To register for a course please complete our Registration Form at the bottom of this page available September 10, 2020.


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: $170 Early Bird Rate $160
Non-Members: $190 Early Bird Rate $180

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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