SCRAP Workshop: Bookmaking Bonanza for Teachers (& Others) w/ Cathy Miranker

Best for or adults working with kids in Grades 1-5.
Saturday, July 30th, 1-4pm     fee: $25

This workshop is a fun introduction to easy appealing books that kids can make by hand, from just-for-the-fun-of-it projects to others with curriculum tie-ins. After a show-and-tell, participants will make up to a dozen book models to take back to their classrooms or libraries. We’ll start with variations on booklets made from a single sheet of paper, including a 3D “house” book that kids can adapt as a fairy-tale house, a castle or other buildings. Then we’ll explore some simple pop-up books, a Yakety Yak book, a rubber band book, a criss-cross binding and Staggered Page books. And, of course, we’ll use some of the fabulous materials at SCRAP for improvisational bookmaking, too!

About Cathy
Cathy discovered bookmaking about 15 years ago and since then has been both a voracious student and a busy teacher.  Ten years ago she pioneered the Youth Programs for the San Francisco Center for the Book and secured funding to bring book arts to thousands of students in the San Francisco public schools.  Now she is an independent instructor and when not blogging and working with kids and teachers, she experiments with historical bindings and contemporary book forms, and make boxes and protective enclosures to house antiquarian books and ephemera.

About Bookmaking With Kids
Bookmaking with Kids is a blog dedicated to introducing the book arts to children, teachers, librarians, families and community organizations. Run by artist/instructor Cathy Miranker, the blog will be four years old this summer and has nearly 400 posts exploring the whys and hows of making books with kids.

Here’s the “why” in a nutshell:
Kids and the book arts are a magical combination. A book made by hand is the perfect meeting place for artistic expression and literacy. Bookmaking unlocks something amazing in kids—creativity, enthusiasm, a zest for learning, concentration, patience, imagination and lots of talent. It lets kids forge a personal connection to reading, to writing, to making art. It’s endless fun.

To register for this workshop go to the workshops page and scroll down to the bottom part of the page.

Ben Delaney
  • Karen Alexander
    Posted at 09:45h, 23 July

    I have recently become a Trustee for Wells Museum in Wells, Somerset , in the UK giving my time free to help develop the Museum and generate funds to keep it going. It is a charity and survives solely on donations and the generous efforts of volunteers time.
    I have seen this website and workshop in particular and think it is fantastic!
    This is the kind of activity I would love to encourage . Wells is the smallest city in the country with a wealth of history and schools and this would be perfect to encourage the younger generation through our doors.
    Is there anything you would be able to suggest or any information you could offer to be able to run this particular course? It would be amazing fun and give a real boost to the museum. With much thanks. Karen Alexander

  • angela cross
    Posted at 08:35h, 26 July

    i think this is where i register for the july 30 book making workshop.

  • Andrea Bell Stuart
    Posted at 00:11h, 24 October

    Check out our organization in Canada. It sounds like we have similar organizations. Your website is great!