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Objectives: The largest center of its kind in the world, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates the art of making books. Learn about the broader, evolving concept of bookmaking as an art form.

Tools/Resources: Paper, colored pencils, markers and available materials.

Activity

1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. How are the processes being used at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts different than what you thought went into making books?
b. How is bookmaking similar or different than other mediums of art you’re more familiar with?

2) Using available resources, adapt a favorite story into an unconventional book.

a. How can you use techniques observed in the segment to elevate or evolve the story?
b. How does that change the experience of the story for the reader?