HARDCOVER BOOK WORKSHOPS
Variations on the traditional Western case binding
Mini Book NEW!
A great way to understand how a book is put together without a huge time commitment. For children, the cover paper and endpapers are pre-cut. And there is a secret ingredient that makes it easy to construct the covers.
Ages: 8 to 108
a journal for a trip, activity or special event
a list of favourite words, quotes or books
a collection of postage stamps
a language phrasebook
a birthday book
This project was designed for elementary schools and requires several months from start to finish. To begin, I meet the students in the fall for a one-hour interactive presentation. Over the following months, the teacher helps the students create the content (writing and illustrations). Then I arrive at the school with my bookbinding tools and equipment and help students bind their books. The workshop is one full day per class.
Ages: 6 to 12
Past projects: Cross-Curricular Hardcover Books
An original story or fable
A story inspired by a book read in class
A collection of texts about a period in history
A reference work: All About ____
A comic book or graphic novel
“I love Kate’s bookbinding workshops! The creation of a real hardcover book is a fantastic project that gives students a meaningful reason to write.
My students were enthusiastic during the writing process, engaged and excited during the binding day, and very proud of the end product.”