Books are something that many of us use everyday - they hold stories, recipes, knowledge, and pictures, to name a few. But books can also be works of art in and of themselves.
In this collaborative workshop, you will have a chance to enter into the wonderful world of book arts! Children and adult caregivers will each create an accordion book using the “peekaboo binding” style - a sculptural book form that can be displayed and viewed in multiple ways. Once you have helped each other cut and fold the basic structure of your respective books, you may fill your creation however you wish. Is it a storybook? A piece of poetry? A collection of images? The only limit is your own imagination!
This workshop is perfect for those seeking to spend time with their children in an unconventional way!
This 1.5 hour workshop includes:
- snacks for kids and adultsprovided by The Middle Gray
- materials for creating and decorating your book
- instruction in folding your book by artist Katie Higgins-White
Katie Higgins-White Biography: Born in Boise, Idaho, Katie graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a B.A. in Art (concentrating in bookmaking and printmaking) and French Literature. Her first college book arts class was her initial inspiration for pursuing art as a subject of study, which she has continued ever since. In 2010, she moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to pursue a Master’s in Art Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She now lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where, in addition to creating her own art, she also acts as the atelierista (or Studio Teacher) at the Reggio-Emilia-inspired Peabody Terrace Children’s Center in Cambridge. Her artist books are in private and public collections on both the West and East coast, including the Waskowmium in Vermont and the University of Washington Library.
How it works:
- 2 dates available: Friday, June 10 & Friday, June 17
- $30 Ticket includes attendance for 1 child and 1 adult
- Workshop is designed for children ages 4-11
- Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions
- No refunds after June 8, 2016