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Book Arts: Standards and Creative Variations

3-Session Daytime Course on Zoom

Thursday, March 11 to 25, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00KH

By Sushmita Mazumdar

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Learn the rules of bookmaking…then get creative and break them!  Each week, make different kinds of books, including an accordion book, Japanese stab bound journal, and a travel journal with sewn in pages.  Once you know the basics, use a variety of techniques to personalize your handmade books to tell your own story. 


  • The instructor is Sushmita Mazumdar.
  • 3 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.


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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.