17 Aug 2011 SCRAP Workshop: Improv Bookmaking w/ Cathy Miranker
Improv Bookmaking: Upcycling SCRAP Finds Into Handmade Kids Books presented by Cathy Miranker
Saturday, October 22nd 11am to 4pm fee: $45
Making books by hand gives kids a chance to be authors and illustrators, editors and designers, to completely invest themselves in their work. And making books from recycled materials—from stuff that’s not usually part of a book—invites them to be inventors, too!
Cathy is back by popular demand with more projects for the classroom.
Participants will start by learning some basic, kid-friendly book structures. Then she will take the class into the SCRAP aisles, exploring, talking about how different materials might be used in book projects and collecting intriguing items as they go. Back in the workshop, participants will conjure books from their finds. These improv books are great projects whenever you’ve got a large group—during rainy-day recess, PTA meetings, family literacy nights and more. This workshop is best for adults working with kids in Grades 1-8.
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 and Cathy Miranker
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.