Teaching Materials - Exercise

Three ways of making books

Name of Artist Educator: Chan Pak Kin
Level:
Excercise Category: Technical exercise

A lot of people see art as something complicated. When we talk about how to make a book, there may be lots of presumptions, like books must be bound and typeset......


Concept / Inspiration:

A lot of people see art as something complicated. When we talk about how to make a book, there may be lots of presumptions, like books must be bound and typeset, that different software are involved in the process as well – from there on, we will question our ability as we don’t know how to draw, typeset and edit with software. However, everyone is capable of making art. It is just that not much effort has been paid in overcoming the obstacles. In fact, these difficulties can be easily solved by a leap of imagination.

This exercise hopes to change students’ presumptions about books; through experience and confidence, it is hoped that students can see art-creating as part of their life. Therefore, the materials and equipment of this exercise are easily and readily available, so that students can create anywhere anytime. As art is part of the daily life, the habit of creating art should be formed and practiced on a daily basis, and such is the spirit of learning.


Goals:

  1. To let students make use of creativity to explore different ways of making books.

Materials / Equipment:

  • Colour paper, glue stick (applicable in Part One)
  • Stapler, colour paper, glue stick, cardboard, double-sided tape
  • Puncher, colour paper, cardboard, rubber bands, popsicle stick

Location:

Classroom


Workshop Description:

Part One│ Folding
1. Fold papers of different colours and glue them together, a little book in accordion shape is formed.

Part Two│Self-binding
1. Make the front and back covers with cardboards and insert colour papers in between as the pages.
2. Cut the colour papers into the ideal size and bind it with stapler.
3. Turn the cover page inside out and glue it or tape it.

Part Three│Rubber band + popsicle stick
1. Make the front and back covers with cardboards and insert colour papers in between as the pages.
2. Punch the little book. Use the popsicle stick to bind the pages and fix it with rubber bands.

For more detailed instructions, please follow the images and videos below:

Bookmaking: Folding (Click to enlarge the below image)
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Bookmaking: Rubberband and popsicle stick  (Click to enlarge the below image)
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Bookmaking: ﹕Self-binding  (Click to enlarge the below image)
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self binding


Work:

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Reference Materials:

Other binding skills:
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Online video(Eng) [How to make a book by folding and cutting]

Online video(Eng) [DIY Portfolio Book by Sea Lemon]

Online video(Chi) [解密圖書DNA:手工書製作]