Media & Techniques

A Bookmaking Project You Actually Have Time For

My favorite art education professor (from undergrad) was actually a bookmaker, so I had a chance to dive deep into this medium in college.  I dreamed of making beautiful books with my students, but once I stepped into the classroom I had trouble finding appropriate bookmaking activities that didn’t take too much time. In this video, I will talk about one of my favorite quick book making projects: The Accordion Book.

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Have you made accordion books with your students? 

What other book projects do you find time to squeeze into your busy schedule? 

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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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