PLEASE NOTE: This page is geared toward public/private schools and organizations who are looking to hire me to do bookmaking workshops on-site. If you are a parent/caregiver interested in an at-home bookmaking lesson, click on Book Parties in the navigation bar at left for info on scheduling bookmaking parties/lessons at your location! (If you're interested in homeschool classes, click here.)
I've led book arts workshops for students of ages 5 and up in schools, museums, and libraries for over twenty years. I'd be delighted if you would like to to add your students to my roster! You need only provide table space; I will bring all materials, book samples and my contagious enthusiasm for bookmaking!
In schools, the projects I teach vary depending on your students' ages and curriculum needs. I offer a one-time workshop of one to two hours in length, or a recurring workshop series, in which I work with your students several times over a period of weeks.
A typical lesson focuses on teaching the students to create a particular book structure, but I can also include content ideas. My background in illustration and graphic communications enables me to offer students excellent guidance on story planning and page layout, and design time can be woven into the overall lesson plan if you so desire.
Thanks to my years of experience teaching book arts workshops, I come prepared and well-organized! To the left is a photo of a sample table set-up so students can get to work on their wraparound sketchbooks as soon as they arrive - this might not be appropriate for all ages and settings; in a typical classroom, I hand out materials as we go.
If you'd like to see photographs of students at work in some of my hour-long workshops, along with examples of student work, please click here.
My fee for an hour-long school group of up to 25 students maximum is $300, but I will work with you to determine your needs.
Please contact me to discuss how I could enhance your curriculum with a bookmaking workshop!