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.


0 Responses to “In the Classroom: Children’s Books”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s



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

Teaching Artists

Anne Phillips
Pat Benard

%d bloggers like this: