Design-a-Character Volvelles for Kids & Their Grown-Ups!

with Yuka Petz and Clotilde Curry
Saturday, August 17; 9:30am–12pm CT

Let’s use simple paper tools to design fun characters in this workshop for kids and their grown-ups! Volvelles are types of spinnable wheel charts. First, we will make volvelles for faces and bodies. Then we’ll mix and match the faces, heads, and bodies to create unexpected and playful characters in a simple “stick bound” album. Characters will get names and descriptions like where they live, their special abilities, and more.

This in-person workshop will be led by a mother-and-daughter team, designed after activities that they regularly enjoy together. We will prioritize kids and their grown-ups working together on creative projects.

Participants will learn two relatively simple binding techniques that can be made again at home with basic supplies and gain insight into creating interactive tools to aid in design processes. Everyone will be encouraged to leave their inner critic at the door and let their imaginations run free!

One registration includes one adult and one child. This workshop is ideal for children ages 7–12 and their grown up.

All skill levels welcome

$62/child and their adult caregiver (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 materials fee
$31 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship child and their adult caregiver (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
*If either person in the pair (child or caregiver) is eligible for a scholarship, choose the scholarship option at registration.

Please note: Registration closes 8/12 at midnight (CT).