On Monday, November 18 from 1-3 PM, Peter Morse from the Essex Art Center will lead a bookmaking workshop for homeschool students ages 10 and up. In this first workshop, students will learn two basic bookmaking techniques and leave the workshop with both a pamphlet sewn book and a Japanese stab stitch book. Attendees will learn how to select papers for the covers and interior pages, trim to size, assemble and sew the books, and finish by adding hand-written or painted signatures, dedications, or drawings. After the workshop, students can fill up their sketchbooks with drawings, paintings, photos, writing, or all of the above. No experience needed, and all supplies will be provided by the Essex Art Center instructor.
In December, Mr. Morse will return for a second workshop in which students will practice some basic illustrations and graphic novel techniques with the instructor. The various individual drawings and illustrations can be collected to go into a group-made portfolio book, so they can learn a third bookmaking technique and produce a collaborative book together.
For over 7 years, Peter Morse worked as a professional photographer and Manager of the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College in Wenham before coming Programs and Operations Manager for the Essex Art Center in Lawrence. He will bring his knowledge of the arts and his passion for photography to share with the students during these unique workshops.
Registration is required. Please stop by the front desk or call the library at 432-7154 to register.