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Students make fan books

students make fan books

Jacinta, Jaimee and Emily with their fan books

Last week I made fan books with a group of young artists. The students, members of Unicef Juniors, were learning about China.

They decorated their books by copying colourful Chinese calligraphy (using the symbols to make poems), drawing snakes and stamping patterns before carefully folding them into fans. The girls produced some beautiful fans with this elegantly simple structure.

Neve with her paper before folding

Neve with her paper before folding

neveNeve with her finished fan book

Neve with her finished fan book

Here is my latest fan book which I made for the Manly Library Artists’ Book exhibition in Sydney last month.

The fan book I made for the Manly Library exhibition.

The fan book I made for the Manly Library exhibition.

Manly Library is now touring an exhibition of Artists’ Books and Zines which will be on display at Bowen Library, Maroubra, Sydney from 24th April.

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2 comments on “Students make fan books

  1. Alan
    April 20, 2013

    They look like they are having fun :)

    Your effort is not too shabby either ;)

  2. greengaze
    April 21, 2013

    What beautiful books, especially yours.

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