Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off the price of tuition. Advanced registration is required. Please call (713) 522-4652 to register.

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Class: Clamshell Box Making

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We will learn how to create a clamshell box to house a book, documents or photos. We will begin with a precut clamshell layout, put it together with instruction, using book cloth and decorative paper. We will learn grain direction, cutting and gluing techniques. We will learn how to measure your book and cut board […]

Instructor: John-Michael Perkins

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John-Michael Perkins

John-Michael Perkins is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and has lived in Houston since 2013. Besides everything book arts related, his hobbies include reading, drawing, spinning basketballs on his finger, and cooking.

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Class: Hard Cover Accordion Book

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In this workshop you’ll learn how to construct a hardcover accordion-style book based on Hedi Kyle’s non-adhesive cover design. Students will be guided through the unique process of preparing an accordion text block as well as assembling fully covered boards without the help of adhesive! This unique structure includes a removable spine piece which allows […]

Instructor: John-Michael Perkins

Instructor Bio

John-Michael Perkins

John-Michael Perkins is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and has lived in Houston since 2013. Besides everything book arts related, his hobbies include reading, drawing, spinning basketballs on his finger, and cooking.

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Class: Paper Marbling

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Remember the beautiful, multicolored patterned papers you often see in the covers of old books?  You can learn to make them yourself in this one-day workshop. We will learn many of the traditional patterns, such as the Stone marble, Get Gel, Nonpareil, Peacock, Feather, French curl, Spanish wave, and more. We will learn proper use […]

Instructor: Tony Vela

Class: Flag Book

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This sculptural book structure is created by artist Hedi Kyle and is based on the accordion fold. It has flags alternating back and forth. There are multiple ways to design the flags. Displaying individual images on each flag, writing text, or incorporating one large image displayed across all the flags are just some of the […]

Instructor: Janet Reynolds

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Janet Reynolds

Janet Reynolds is an artist/teacher.  She currently teaches art in Pasadena ISD to 5th and 6th grade students.  She is a book artist and enjoys learning new ways to make accordion books, hand stitched books, and experimenting with other forms of sculptural bookmaking.  She has exhibited her work in the US and Mexico.  Janet earned her BFA from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and her MA in Art Education from Boston University. She is a member of the Houston Book Arts Guild, the Guild of Book Workers, and the Miniature Book Society.

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Class: Holiday Pop Up Cards

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Learn Paper Engineering! Create holiday themed Pop-Up Cards, while learning basic techniques, terms, and a foundation for creative exploration. Each student will make three cards using a variety of techniques. Cost:  $55 (includes materials) Dates:  Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off the price of tuition. Advanced […]

Instructor: Janet Reynolds

Instructor Bio

Janet Reynolds

Janet Reynolds is an artist/teacher.  She currently teaches art in Pasadena ISD to 5th and 6th grade students.  She is a book artist and enjoys learning new ways to make accordion books, hand stitched books, and experimenting with other forms of sculptural bookmaking.  She has exhibited her work in the US and Mexico.  Janet earned her BFA from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH and her MA in Art Education from Boston University. She is a member of the Houston Book Arts Guild, the Guild of Book Workers, and the Miniature Book Society.

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