Young Book Artists in Collaboration with Their Parents

Event Info

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place at Center for Book Arts on Saturday, January 28, from 10:00am—12:00pm.

  • Saturday, January 28, 10:00am–12:00pm ET.

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Saturday, January 21 at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Maria Veronica San Martín. In this workshop for kids (aged 8-13) and parents, students will explore the concept and making of a double accordion book or Dos-i-Do structure inspired by materials, methods and perspectives that will be presented by the instructor and her 8 years old son in the bindery studio at Center for Book Arts. 

The course will focus on how to construct a simple but 3-D book with basic materials, by using printmaking and bookbinding techniques. The instructor will demonstrate how to construct an accordion book from pieces of paper, and will teaching how to use rubbing and stencil techniques for printing the content of the book. Students may also use other art forms, such as drawing, painting, or collage.

By the end of this course, students will reflect on what they created, and will continue their content of the book on their own!

There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop. Please be advised that registration fees cover both child and parent participation. 

Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email

Required Materials:

  • Blank and/or color paper
  • PVA + trays
  • Bonefolder
  • Cutter surface
  • Brushes and brayer
  • Scissors or exacto knife
  • Crayons, paint or ink
  • Wax paper
  • Legos
  • Coins
  • Leaves
  • Pokémon cards
  • Any other toy or house found object with a texture

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Maria Veronica San Martín

Maria Veronica San Martín (she/her) is a multidisciplinary Latin-American artist who has lived in New York since 2010.

She has been a studio artist at the Whitney Museum, ISP (NYC), a scholar at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), and participated in the Art OMI Residency (Ghent, NY). She has also been awarded two NYFA grants and three Chilean grants.

San Martín has taught at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), Penland School of Craft (NC), Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Catolica de Chile and has conducted workshops for Vera List Center, The New School, and Weeksville Heritage Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Booklyn, as well as participating as an artist and contributing to their education program.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on January 21 at 11:59pm. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you if you are selected to receive a scholarship before the start date of the class. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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