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Book Play!

2 Session Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Code: 1V00UX
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  1. Supply List

By Ali Hansen and Carol Myers

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, October 25, 2021 to allow for shipping of the required supply kit.

Some book forms also make whimsical toys! Construct a Halloween Jacob’s Ladder (with box), smash books that become stars or caterpillars, miniature button books, and more. Explore surface-design techniques using gel printing with alcohol ink, and learn about various kinds of paper including synthetic Yupo and fiber-based handmade papers. 

Students are required to purchase a kit from the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Kits ($15 plus shipping), which includes instructions and most materials. Please see the supply list for ordering information and additional materials needed. When ordering, allow enough time to ensure that supplies arrive prior to the start of class.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Ali Hansen and Carol Myers.
  • 2 sessions, 2 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.