Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This month's teacher art club... bookmaking

This month for the art club that I sponsor for the teachers here at Lakeveiw, we focused on bookmaking. We made two books, the first an accordion fold book with hard cover, and a flag book. I started the teachers off by having them use shaving cream and liquid watercolor to marbleize paper for the covers of the flag book. Just so you know... this was hysterical...shaving cream was everywhere... and threats of shaving cream facials were volleyed about... but they did a great job. While the papers were drying, we worked on the accordion book, and then the flag book. The teachers had a lot of fun, we even had some student teachers join in. Everyone was discussing how the books could be used in their classrooms. It was so satisfying to listen in on the collaboration that was happening in the room!

1 comment:

mrscmjones said...

I gave a workshop very similar to this in October and January. We started with a 4 signature book as the basis for exploring a variety of mixed media processes including shaving cream marbling with food coloring and ink, printing with stamps made from foam, and using Portfolio brand pastels.
Isn't it wonderful for Art Teachers to be able to spend time with each other just to do Art? The sharing was so amazing!