This is an inspiring and practical workshop in which students will:
• Develop a basic understanding of the evolution of the book form
• Make and take away their own bound book, ready for a classroom display at school
The session begins with students being introduced to the history of the book by looking at a variety of images and handling different types of books. Then using the Treasures Gallery and public spaces for a ‘treasure hunt’, they will encounter illuminated manuscripts, Eastern printed books, and even a book that’s 5ft tall!
Back in the Learning Centre, students will spend the final hour creating their own book using basic bookbinding techniques. They will decorate the cover using a range of art materials taking inspiration from their findings from the many treasures on display in the Treasures Gallery.
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|Age group:||Year 3 - 6|
|When:||Monday to Friday|
|Length:||90 minutes. Please allow more time after your workshop to explore the galleries and public spaces.|
minimum 10, maximum 30 per session
|Key skills:||Art, Creativity, Visual Literacy|
|Price:||Admission: Free entry|
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