In a couple of weeks I will be teaching for the weekend at The Center for Book Arts in NYC. Course descriptions and appropriate links below. These classes are full enough to run, but there are a couple of spots left at the time of this writing.
Bind It and They Will Write
Bookmaking in the Classroom with 8 1/2″ x 11″- Presented with elementary students in mind, this one-day workshop introduces educators to classroom bookmaking methods that use readily available papers and other easily obtainable materials. Teachers will learn how to make many books in many different shapes and sizes, from simple pamphlets and journals to stand-up pyramids, carousels, and tiny necklace books. Attention will be paid to enhancing curriculum through book making as well as ways to successfully teach hands-on projects to children. Tips on page decoration, ways of inserting text, and techniques for incorporating pockets, flaps, and simple pop-ups will be shown. To top off this workshop, we will discuss ways in which bookmaking centers can be set up in your classroom.
Deadline to register: October 9. http://www.centerforbookarts.org/classes/classdetail.asp?classeventID=1130
October 16 , Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Simply Bound Books for Artists Using 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper
A rapid-fire introduction to many sizes and shapes of books which begin with regular-sized copy paper. Whether the intent is to make multiple book copies using your home printer or to assemble a reference packet chock full of book structures for future referenece, come to class ready to be saturated with choices. Beginning with the basic eight-page origami pamphlet, we will explore its many transformations before moving on to the accordion and its variations. Carousel books, miniature books, simple sewings, binding for single sheets of paper, ways of combining structures and much more will keep us busy together throughout the day. This workshop will end with a discussion of resources, both in print and on the web, to further your knowledge.
Deadline to register: October 9.
October 17 , Sunday, 10am – 4pm