poetic alterations

last week i led a workshop at Urbana Free Public Library for a group of 15 or so high schoolers.  i wanted them to pick a children's book and remake it into a a small book of 5 - 10 pages.  i decided to crop the pages down to 5" x 5" and rearrange chosen text to create a short poem.  other options for page alterations were collage, drawing, and writing but i wanted students to try to include text somehow. unfortunately i didn't get any pictures of the high schoolers work but here's my sample for it!


IMG_7585 IMG_7582 IMG_7583 IMG_7584 when the pages were finished we bound them together using a japanese stab bind that ended up looking something like this...