The Book as a Work of Art

Grades 3-12

Did you know a book can be a work of art? Students in this program will explore the possibilities of using handmade books to express their ideas. We will learn a brief history of the book, the terms, and tools used to make them, and the different structures; by creating 2-3 sample books, such as the concertina or accordion book. For the final project, each student will make a 6-inch by 9-inch journal. They will use the same techniques the Roycrofters did in making their magazine The Philistine, bound in faux leather. Students can use the journal for additional projects in class or on their own.

Field Trip and Workshop

60+ minute program