Bookmaking for kids GPL publicityARTIST IN EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY

Bookmaking for kids 2017

cropped-img_7314.jpgThis fall, Louisa Krátká is leading a 6-week kids’ bookmaking program at the East Side Branch of the Guelph Public Library. Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education program, as well as the wonderful Guelph Public Library, your homeschooled child can be registered for this program which will run every Thursday in October and the first two Thursdays of November from 2:30-4pm. The dates are Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9.

Register HERE!

Children are challenged to write, illustrate and bind their own individual, hard-cover book from scratch.  Each child engages in their own writing, drawing and designing, cooperates in revision and peer-editing, and also develops some basic bookbinding skills to get an glimpse into this historical trade and the conventional publishing industry. The project is very ‘hands on’ and is most successful when each child makes their book personal and meaningful.

Audiobook / eBook production is an alternative option, if this seems a better fit for some students who have special needs or who may be more inclined towards oral storytelling and audio recording.


This is a 10 hour project with additional prep & clean-up time. The program will run every Thursday in Oct and the first two Thursdays of Nov from 2:30-4pm. The actual dates are Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9.

Is there a fee to parents and children?

No. The bulk of the teaching time is subsidized by an Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education grant. Guelph Public Library will subsidize the remainder for this fall session, including the materials fee.

About the artist:

Louisa Krátká is a local bookbinder and arts educator. She has been an Artist in Education offering these workshops at many schools in Ontario since 2008.

She has taught adult bookbinding workshops at the Guelph School of Art, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, and The Print Studio (now Centre3) in Hamilton.

For more information on the OAC’s Artist in Education program, visit

Here is some press myself and another artist in education received relating to this project.

I look forward to having your child in this session! 


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