LACMA LOVE: We Make Books
At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), families made books together.
This past March and April, we gathered together and learned how to create the Accordion or Concertina Fold, Folded Fan and Tunnel Book structures.
And we had FUN!
Learning to fold the accordion book. There is a step by step process!
Then comes the reward…embellishment!
This young maker know exactly what she wants.
Using decorative papers galore, textures, colors, patterns and shapes are explored and employed.
Pink and blue…must be Spring.
A large group convened to create the “folded fan” book, a version of the flag book, with full-sized pages attached to just one side of the accordion-folded book spine.
Parents had the opportunity to create alongside their children, and also do their own thing.
Makers used stickers, origami papers, washi tapes, magazines and more to dive into the meaning and content of their books.
Bookmaking can engage all kinds of skills, such as writing (and the requisite spelling and grammar),
Making books can be the ultimate mixed media experience. Fabric, string, feathers, and just about anything can get into the act, serving at the behest of the maker, and adding layers of meaning.