In the Classroom: Children’s Books

 

Anne Phillips was asked to create a special project with sixth grade students at Bowman Middle School.  Students were paired with a first grade counterpart that they interviewed as the basis for the main character for their own children’s book.  After the interview, the sixth graders wrote a children’s book and then Anne helped with the illustration and book construction.  They cut cereal boxes to size for the front and back covers of the book.  Using a rice flour paste they wrapped the cereal board with muslin.  When it dried they painted the covers and used a Japanese stab binding method to assemble the books.

 

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e-mail Program Manager Stacey Lane at: staceylane@penland.org

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Penland School of Crafts
NC Arts Council
Community Foundation of Western NC

Teaching Artists

Anne Phillips
Pat Benard
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