Bookbinding for Teachers: Simple Bookmaking for ages 7+

Stephanie Krause
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This virtual class will take place on Zoom on Saturday, May 13 from 1:00–3:00pm ET.

About this Workshop:

This virtual workshop is taught by instructor Stephanie Krause.

When kids make books, they want to fill them!

In this two-hour course, participants will learn how to make a few simple books that are kid-approved, low-mess, and high-impact, along with tips to teach your students how to make them! You won’t just learn how to create them yourself, but also how to teach these formats to your students.

This workshop is designed for teachers of 7 to 12-year-olds, with methods and techniques that may be modified to accommodate other age groups. We’ll be focusing on non-adhesive bindings, created by folding and stitching.

Using simple materials, the instructor will go over single-sheet origami pamphlets (how to make, modify, and connect them); simple pamphlet stitch with a wraparound-style paper cover; and beaded pamphlet stitch books with a pocketed paper cover.

All of these formats create a rich tapestry for student imagination, and you can use them in countless ways in the classroom – in almost any subject area!

Required Materials:

  • Paper
  • A bone folder, popsicle stick, or spoon
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Needle and thread
  • Rubber bands and Binder clips
  • Optional – beads and washi tape

More detailed materials lists, including dimensions, will be included in the confirmation email sent upon registration.

About the Instructor

Stephanie Krause is a teaching artist and museum educator who creates artist books and illustrations based on personal experience and flights of fancy. She was the Featured Artist at Center for Book Arts in 1995. Stephanie has designed and led art classes for children and adults at libraries, museums, and schools throughout New York including: family and school programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; workshops specially designed for the homeschool community in New York; and long term educational programs in schools and senior centers through Studio in a School, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and Teachers & Writers.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class. Sign up now before spots fill up!

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