Last week I did a pop-up and landscape book workshop as part of the teacher institute sponsored by The National Museum of Women in the Arts here in Washington, D.C. The institute is part of the museum’s ongoing program called Art, Books and Creativity that explores how teachers can integrate book arts and museum activities into standard classroom curricula. As part of my session, teachers learned a series of simple pop-up structures along with how to use those in lessons on natural history, architecture and history. We also made layered books called “landscape books” with foreground, middle ground, and background images connected on each side with accordion strips and illustrating a range of subjects from celestial bodies to underwater vistas, to city streets. Everyone appeared to be having a lot of fun, and many didn’t want to stop for lunch!
To learn more about the ABC program, go to http://www.artbookscreativity.org/partners.html