Teaching Book Arts to Young Children

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, February 12; 10am–12pm CT

Book arts can enrich and enliven family time at home with young children. In this in-person workshop, parents, grandparents, and caregivers will explore book arts as a way to help their young children develop early childhood literacy and a lifelong love of books. We will begin with age-appropriate storybooks and activities that get children ready to make books. Next, we will learn to make simple whip stitch and stick bindings, and a wide variety of M-fold books, including variations such as flag and donut books. Experiment with these structures in group work time.

Special attention will be paid to using materials and tools that are inexpensive, reusable, and easily found around the home. Everyone will have an opportunity to browse through nontraditional booksmade by commercial presses, artists, and preschoolersfor more ideas.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 2 hours, Category A or D

$45/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
$25 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated and to wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios and the Open Book building. By registering for an in-person program, you agree to these terms. See our COVID protocols for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 2/3 at midnight (CT).