Young Book Artists in Collaboration with Parents

Maria working with a group of young kids on book arts.
Maria Veronica San Martin is pictured leaning over a press inking/prepping a plate for a print.
Maria Veronica San Martin is pictured leaning over a press inking/prepping a plate for a print.

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Sat, January 30th, 3:00–4:00pm ET

In this workshop for kids and parents, students will explore the concept and making of a double accordion book or Dos-a-Dos structure inspired by materials, methods and perspectives that will be presented by the instructor and her 8 years old son.

The course will focus on how to construct a simple but 3-D book with what you have at home, by using printmaking and bookbinding techniques. The instructor will demonstrate how to construct an accordion book from a bunch of white pages, and the rubbing and stencil techniques for house printing its content. 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 at home!

There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop.

If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.

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

About the Instructor

Maria Veronica San Martin is a multidisciplinary Latin-American artist living in New York. She was a studio artist at the Whitney Musuem (ISP), a scholar at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), and have participated in many international art residencies. San Martin has taught at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), Penland School of Craft (NC), Universidad de Chile, and Universidad Catolica de Chile. San Martín has been performing and lecturing her “Moving Memorial” and “Dignidad” series at international museums, galleries, public libraries and schools since 2016. She has exhibited national and internationally (currently exhibiting remotely at The Immigrant Artist Biennial in New York), awarded three Chilean grants and her work in in more than 50 collections including the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Metropolitan Museum (NYC) and The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis).

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