Rhonda Miller is a bookbinder in Halifax, Canada where she is owner/operator of Scotia Bookbinding and does custom bookbinding, book repair, artists books, and paper marbling. She began bookbinding almost 20 years ago while completing her Masters of Library Studies degree. She is also a bookbinding instructor at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, teaching a variety of book structures and historical techniques. Rhonda has maintained a bookbinding blog (www.MyhandboundBooks.com) since 2007. She has made prop books for television and film, contributed to a number of publications, and has been interviewed for Bookbinding Now.
Workshops and Activities
I would like to offer bookbinding and paper decoration workshops, for consideration. There are a number of bookbinding techniques that can be done with children, adapted to different age groups. This can include making books with repurposed/recycled materials (for Earth Day, perhaps). Or a more advanced workshop making blank journals for an older group for a writing class or sketchbooks for art class. I also am familiar with a lot of different binding techniques from around the world, so a particular binding method could possibly be worked into students' study of world history (for example, Japan, China, Korea, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Tibet). Some of these would be more suited to older groups, but some are also adaptable to young children. The paper decoration workshops could include Turkish style paper marbling, Japanese marbling, or paste paper and printmaking techniques to create decorative papers, greeting cards, etc.
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4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Print Making, Bookbinding