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Handmade Storybooks - In Person

2 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00HS
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$115 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

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  2. COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Classes (updated 6/13/22)

By Sushmita Mazumdar

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Book artist Sushmita Mazumdar guides students in an exploration of the many creative ways to work with paper and make personal storybooks by hand. In the first session, bookmaking styles from around the world are discussed, with an emphasis on Islamic, Japanese, and Himalayan traditions. Participants build and bind several books using standard bookmaking papers and thread as well as unusual materials such as manila folders and matchboxes.

The newly created books serve as inspiration for a second session of creative writing and art-making using calligraphy, collage, and other techniques. No previous experience needed.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sushmita Mazumdar.
  • 2 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)