Bookmaking (the real kind) in Charles Town, WV

 Carousel Book Workshop 1Carousel Book Workshop 2
This past Sunday there was more going on in Charles Town, West Virginia, than the races. Six eager students got together in Liz Goins’ art studio for a lively session on how to make carousel books. It was an intensive workshop, but most of the participants had some bookmaking experience and jumped right into production.

Liz Goins, Carousel Book Workshop     Carousel Book Workshop by Carol Barton

The books weren’t the only highlight of the class. An incredible pot luck lunch was assembled by the students — fresh tomatoes, quiche, gazpacho, lemon bars…. 

Lunch!I’m eager to see the finished books next month when students bring them to my free lecture on the history of pop-ups at the Franklin County Arts Alliance in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.  



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