This is a two-fold lesson. This lesson is intended to introduce students to various bookbinding techniques used in Japan while allowing them to utilize the experience to create their very own sketchbook. The goal of this lesson is to have the students produce their own sketchbook according to the specifics given during the initial lecture and demonstration. The final assessment would be based upon how well the binding, sewing have been illustrated.
- VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, 1.2A Grade 12 CPI 1
- VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, 1.1D Grade 12 CPI 1
Elements of Art: Form
Making Connections: Japanese Bookbinding traditions and history (Prezi)
Students will be able to:
- Create a sketchbook to use during the entire semester by using the Japanese 4-hole bookbinding technique.
- Sew the binding together using the embroidery thread and needle.
- Japanese 4-hole bookbinding – This style of bookbinding existed in Japan during the Edo period, and was commonly used for cheap novels and romances.
Tasks/Materials: Hole punch, drawing paper (9×12” ream), binder clips (any size), construction paper (9×12), embroidery needles, embroidery thread.
Technology: Prezi on history of Japanese Book Binding
Because this is a beginning of the year assignment this is only a PASS/FAIL assignment. You do it-you pass. You don’t-you fail. It’s that simple.