In this 3-hour miniature book workshop we will introduce students to several different book-making constructions, including a dragon fold, a Turkish map fold, and one surprise book construction! Students will then create several miniature books (3” or under) and will also be prompted to create content for these books through a variety of writing and art prompts. Students are asked to bring photographs, ephemera, family or Hudson history with them to fill their pages.
Our goal is for each participant to leave with new book-making skills and several of their own miniature books. They will be able to repeat the learned steps again and again to make books as gifts, family heirlooms, or treasured conversation pieces.
This workshop is part of a collaboration between The Creativity Caravan and Drop Forge & Tool which will culminate in a community exhibition of miniature books called Let Me Tell You: Tiny Books, Big Ideas going up at Drop Forge & Tool on May 22. Participants in the workshop are encouraged (but not obligated at all!) to submit work. All work submitted will be shown. For more information check out our Open Call for Tiny Books page HERE.
Supplies: All necessary materials will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own ephemera -- photographs, and other small and/or paper things -- to incorporate in your books.
Sustenance: Beverages and light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a bagged lunch.