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Nicholas Jones: Book Sculpture: Reimagining the book

Session Info:

Beginning with a powerpoint presentation and discussing the concept of book sculpture. Many examples of finished book sculptures are brought into the classroom and the children are encouraged to ask questions. A series of demonstrations are given which get the ideas flowing. For primary aged students, there is a strong storytelling element where each of the books is given a fun story or context, such as a bookworm, or a Facebook.

Children are also allowed to pass around and examine small examples of this style of work to really engage with it.

Topics Covered

  • Folded Book works
  • Carved Book works
  • Bookworms (torn and sewn books)
  • Why do I do this?
  • Recycling and the environment
  • How the way we view books has changed over the past decade

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