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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Craft a Pop-Out Book

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Online experience hosted by Kit

90 mins
Up to 15 people. Private groups available for up to 12
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this online experience, you'll learn how easy it is to make a book with things you have around the house. Once you make one, you'll want to make loads more!

To get started, we’ll introduce ourselves and check to make sure you have everything you need to make your pop out book. Then I'll show you how to create each component of your book.

First, you'll make pages by tracing around a jar lid (or by using a compass, if you have one) and then cutting them out with scissors. I'll teach you how to fold each page so it opens like a flower.

Then you'll learn how to cut the front and back covers of your book. Your covers can be made from cereal box cardboard, the back of a pad of paper, or mat board (if you have it). I'll demonstrate how to cover the covers with paper so it looks creative and "polished.”

For the final step, I will show you how to glue the pages together and install the covers. Voila! A fantastic and unusually shaped little book!
Other things to note
It's best to have an open work space, say 2' by 2' in which to work freely.
In this online experience, you'll learn how easy it is to make a book with things you have around the house. Once you make one, you'll want to make loads more!

To get started, we’ll introduce ourselves and check to make sure you have everything you need to make your pop out book. Then I'll show you how to create each component of your book.

First, you'll make pages by tracing around a jar lid (or by using a compass, if you h…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Kit can host private groups of any size, up to 12 guests. Private group rates start at £139.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Kit can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • 3 sheets of approximately 8 1/2' x 11', double-sided paper, like a map, atlas pages, musical score, magazine pages, book pages
  • A jar lid, at least 3 1/2" in diameter up to 6" maximum, or a compass, glass or a circle cutter
  • Pencil, scissors, nail file/emory board
  • Small paint brush, water container and a rag
  • Liquid glue, such as Elmers, Modge Podge or PVA
From £16
/ person

Meet your host, Kit

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 110 Reviews
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I’ve been teaching art and bookmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years to people of all skill levels. Students have said I’m "creative, fun and well-organized."
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 110 reviews.

Raijeli & Robert
November 2020
While I joined late ... it was still a really lovely experience to be part of the group, listen, and see the creative beautiful art pieces at the end of the session! Feeling inspired to join the session soon! Thank you Kit for sharing your gift with us!! Vinaka Raijeli
While I joined late ... it was still a really lovely experience to be part of the group, listen, and see the creative beautiful art pieces at the end of the session! Feeling inspir…
Wendy
November 2020
Wonderful bookmaking class presented in a relaxed, inspiring manner. Lots of tips on bookmaking in general that we can use in the future. Nice to share all our books at the end to get fun ideas for future books. Excellent instructions with plenty of time for explanations and questions. A joy to participate in!
Wonderful bookmaking class presented in a relaxed, inspiring manner. Lots of tips on bookmaking in general that we can use in the future. Nice to share all our books at the end to…
Janet
October 2020
This was a fun intro class that produces a satisfying result. Good for a group or for someone interested in a friendly group participation.
Jackie
October 2020
This class was very fun and easy to do. Kit's experience and teaching style will work for almost any age. The cost was just right. I have signed up for another class already, and will do more in the future. This experience was excellent!
This class was very fun and easy to do. Kit's experience and teaching style will work for almost any age. The cost was just right. I have signed up for another class already, an…
Joy And John
September 2020
Kit is a great fun teacher, very experienced and organized . I highly recommend doing her courses. I have done three and have another three planned.
Kay
September 2020
Kit's classes are so engaging and fun! She limits the size so she can give personal attention to all attendees. I really appreciate that. As soon as I've finished a class I have the tools to do the activity and move forward in my own way.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.