Make it pop up
Children’s bookbinding classes allow me to try unusual but fun ideas.
It’s a creative challenge that always yields something interesting.
But my goal was also for everyone to enjoy the class. So nothing too complicated — but 100 per cent fun, unique and memorable.
In November 2016, at the beginning of the year-end holidays, I conducted a kid’s bookbinding class at Constant Gardener Coffee in Penang, Malaysia.
In a nod to one of Penang Island’s best loved tourist attractions, the class is called: Pop-up Penang Hill.
I designed and tested the idea until it worked.
You have to get the size, process and the level of difficulty right.
I knew what I had to prepare the materials precisely, so that it will be easy for all the kids to follow.
It was quite a bit of work, but I don’t expect anything good to come easily.
Fun with kids
A bookbinding class with kids is always fun. A big bright spot of the day!
I enjoyed showing them the bookmaking process and see how they work.
I also like to ask the students about their opinions on this and that and what they are learning in school.
Here are some snapshots — I am thrilled that all the students went home with something special!
I am thinking of a new idea for a class. Stay tuned!
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