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Five by Five Pamphlet

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will examine the evolution of how technology has changed the way art is experienced by creating their own 5-hole handbound pamphlet using a variety of methods and materials. They will design and attach a unique hardcover that demonstrates explorative creativity.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore artmaking as a precise, multi-step process.

Students will demonstrate proficiency making a 5-hole pamphlet.

Students will properly assemble a hardcover and attach the pre-sewn text block.

Students will write a reflection about the experience of making a handbound book.

Teaching Strategies

  • Guide a discussion about the novelty of handbound books in the digital age.
  • Facilitate explorative creativity in cover designs.
  • Demonstrate how to sew a 5-hole pamphlet.
  • Monitor safe use of tools and materials.
  • Demonstrate how to construct a hard book cover.
  • Show how to attach the text block to hardcover.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

45 minutes

Demonstration Time

2 hours

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • 9 x 12” drawing paper
  • 9 ⅜ x 6” binder’s board
  • 11.5 x 3 ¼” book cloth
  • 11.5 x 7” cover paper
  • Mixed media
  • Needles, linen thread, & beeswax
  • Awls & bone folders
  • Glue & glue brushes
  • Scissors, rulers, & pencils

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Steps

Create Cover Paper

Create decorative paper for covers. (See Creative Covers resource.)

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Instructional Materials

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Bookbinding Vocabulary

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Pamphlet Book

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Creative Covers

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Reflection

Bookmaking Reflection Sheet

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Reflection

3 2 1 Self Reflection

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