BookLand: The Classroom Becomes Studio

BookLand: Classroom Becomes Studio

Setting up the room before the Open House for the Summer School program in I am honored to teach for…All about making books..all the time.

WEB1Handmade books galore on display for parents and students to see, and get a sense of what we will be making.

WEB3Exploring the accordion fold…accordion books, “fan” books, flag books…


WEB5Light on Books.

WEB6“WOW THE SUN”…(text put together by a wonderful student with left-over letters last summer)

WEB7Double Flower, Double Fan and Triangle Books…with variations on the Flag Book.

WEB8Samples for “Steampunk: The Book!” class, for students going into 6th, 7th and eighth grades. Talk about time travel…

WEB8aSewn single and multiple signature books, The French Link stitch, felt made from recycled plastic bottles, and repurposed jewelry and ribbons.  Oh, and of course, the ever present hemp cord.

WEB8bAnother take on the Flag Book structure…textured covers and flag pages stitched with text.

WEB8cSamples showing use of zippers and laced edges…a hint of the medieval. Time traveling again. The small book to the left features the pamphlet stitch and incorporates the Turkish Map fold.

WEB9How much fun to set up all these materials…paper, paper and more paper, of assorted weights, colors and sizes.

WEB9aTools of the trade: scissors, clamps, clips, bone and wooden folders, glue sticks

WEB9dPiles of wonderful things, like

WEB9cStickers and ribbons and letters, oh my….

WEBft1Our “Fairy Glen” for Fairy Tales! class for our youngest students…entering Kindergarten and first grade.

WEBft2Through the window, beyond the “glen”, into the courtyard beyond.

It’s looking like a magical summer…here in BookLand, USA.