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ONE HEART ARTS

Bookmaking and Creative Arts Workshops with Artist Jeannie Hunt

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Bookmaking Workshops

Why Make Books?

Making books with children:

  • promotes reading and the love of books,
  • enhances visual and verbal literacy skills,
  • develops the capacity for problem solving,
  • invites creative self-expression,
  • encourages collaboration,
  • improves fine motor skills,
  • introduces principles of design,
  • and cultivates respect for fine craftsmanship.

Library Programs

Bookmaking programs for children, youth, or adults generally last 2-3 hours and include book building, cover decoration, creative writing and illustration. Projects can be adapted for any age group or to fit a specific theme.

Classroom Projects

Bookmaking projects can be used across the curriculum to enhance learning and creativity. Single classroom visits include a presentation about creative bookmaking and building one book structure. More involved projects require multiple visits. Classroom projects can be designed to fit a specific theme or can be adapted from any of the projects on this page.

  • Make earth books to explore the natural world close to home.
  • Have fun with math. Create quilt-books to connect geometry with American history.
  • Use travel and map books to develop a sense of place and encourage world citizenship.
  • Collect family stories to encourage pride in one's cultural heritage and make history come alive.
  • Memory books allow children to reflect on their year and create a keepsake book they will cherish forever.
  • Learn about storyboards and book dummies as you make your own illustrated picture books.

Professional Development

Workshops for teachers and librarians include hands-on model building, resource information about child-friendly materials and tools, and a wealth of ideas about how to integrate book arts into your lession plans and library activities.

Bookmaking projects can be used across the curriculum to enhance learning and creativity. Single classroom visits include a presentation about creative bookmaking and building one book structure. More involved projects require multiple visits. Classroom projects can be designed to fit a specific theme or can be adapted from any of the projects on this page.

  • Make earth books to explore the natural world close to home.
  • Have fun with math. Create quilt-books to connect geometry with American history.
  • Use travel and map books to develop a sense of place and encourage world citizenship.
  • Collect family stories to encourage pride in one's cultural heritage and make history come alive.
  • Memory books allow children to reflect on their year and create a keepsake book they will cherish forever.
  • Learn about storyboards and book dummies as you make your own illustrated picture books.

Comments

Here’s what people are saying about Jeannie's workshops:

  • Jeannie Hunt's workshops take us beyond the basic book to a place where we can play imaginatively with the material and shape of ideas. Kids were buzzing. And so were the adult volunteers!
  • Sharon Shaloo (Executive Director, Massachusetts Center for the Book)
  • Children and parents were talking about this program all summer. Highly recommended!
  • Rebecca Brady (Librarian, Pelham Free Library)
  • Jeannie Hunt was terrific! She had an impressive collection of materials that depicted the history of book making. She presented them in an interactive way and the kids were interested and excited. Her activities were fun, accessible and cool!
  • Alfie Alschuler (Teacher, Poet Seat High School, Greenfield MA)
  • Your passion for books spread like fire through the children.
  • Paula Yolles (Teacher, Hilltown Charter School, Williamsburg, MA, Picture Book Residency)
  • I’m so glad you taught us how to make books. I will pass it down my family. I love making books because it’s so fun!!
  • Tess (Student, grade 2/3, Hilltown Charter School)
  • As we were involved in the workshop, I found myself thinking of all the different areas in the classroom I could use this… Every teacher could use this creative tool to support the concepts in their classrooms.
  • Teacher, Middletown, NY

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