Picture Report: The Art of Bookmaking

The Educators Academy (formerly the Teacher Resource Center) recently held a three-part workshop celebrating the museum’s illuminated manuscript exhibition Glory of the Painted Page. Building on the theme of text and image, participants viewed the exhibition and then explore illuminated manuscripts, artist’s books and graphic fiction.

In the first session, students explored bookmaking and applying book construction across the curriculum with instructor Laura Martin. Bookmaking across cultures and issues related to sustainability were also among the topics discussed. Students took a closer look at how illuminated manuscripts were made during the session. Manuscript illuminator Steve Otlowski discussed the art form and viewed some manuscripts from the collection with participants. In the second session, there was a guided session on bookmaking.

In the third session, students visited the exhibition and applied what they learned as they turned to their own studio projects. Gallery visits provided great inspiration for what they created.

Enjoy a slideshow of images from our three-week learning adventure.



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