Book Arts for Kids: Make an Artist Sketchbook

Ages 10 and up!

Monday & Tuesday, July 2 & 3, 2018

1 PM – 4 PM

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Pacific Art League


In this two day workshop young crafters will sew together multiple sets of pages using a very old book binding technique known as the Coptic Stitch to create a one-of-a-kind hand-made journal. Use this sketchbook to hold your stories, drawings, ideas and photographs.


Book Bindings Exposed

Sunday, July 15
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto

Registration: $55.00
$15 Materials fee payable to instructor.

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Exposed spine bindings are a lovely way to showcase the stitching on multi-signature books that lay flat when open. Combine multiple stitches of your choice with a hard cover that covers the fore edge of the book and there you have the perfect handmade book ready to receive your artwork, journaling, photographs, ideas or stand as a work of art on it’s own. Coptic Stitch, French Link Stitch and Long Stitch will all be incorporated into one magnificent hardcover book during this 4-hour workshop.

$15 Materials fee payable to instructor covers book board, paper, thread and other materials used to create one book.

Students tool kit should include: scissors, pencil, ruler, bone folder and paper piercing tool or awl.

Week Long Book Arts Camp for Kids

Monday through Friday
August 6 – 10
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Recommended for ages 9 – 14

Pacific Art League

Main Gallery
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto

All supplies included in $270.00 fee


Have fun making a new book every day!  Young crafters will love learning how to use beautiful paper, scissors, glue and found elements to create a series of sketch books from scratch to fill with your artistic hopes, dreams, ideas, sketches, stories and bucket lists. We’ll use techniques that allow pages to be added, removed and reorganized without changing the overall structure.

Guests are welcome to the Student Art Showcase the last 1/2 hour on Friday.

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