Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Making books...

The Minnesota Center for the Book Arts is a small organization located within a building called Open Book in Minneapolis. The building is actually three old buildings located within the warehouse district that has been opened up to house organizations dedicated to the book as an art form or literature. In addition to MCBA, writers may take a class at the Loft, there is a small publishing company, a display space for artists and a coffee shop.

I found a class on early book bindings in a homeschool group that we are a member of. It was a simple binding comprised of a pleather covering, loose pages folded and sewn together with two stitches. The class took about an hour and the kids got a journal reminiscent of a medieval book and a lesson on books and their history. It had been a drive, but way worth the effort. I was happy the class was such a success because the organizer has decided to do four more classes. Since we have to drive into Minneapolis, I was relieved that she scheduled two classes each on two different days so we don't have to drive four times.


LillySue said...

I totally agree with you..I think homeschooled kids get to do way more stuff and have better quality friends if they have good parents. I always wanted to homeschool my kids but my hubby was not open to the idea. Now that both my kids are older...8th & 9th grade, they want to do homeschool for High School. I know I don't have the knowledge to do that so they would really need to do online school.....We shall see! I would have liked taking the book making class!
Blessings- LillySue

LillySue said...

Thanks for the info...They do that same thing here with the online classes and or college for the Jr. and Seniors if they choose. I think we will be doing that. I just need to see what they allow in Arkansas, where we hope to move.
Blessings- LillySue

kisses and cupcakes said...

your kids are really lucky!
: )
i think the world of home-school moms!
you guys are true heros!
kisses and cupcakes,
gosh, now i wanna make a book!