Monday, February 6, 2017

Baltimore Bookmaking Application

Our bookmaking deadline is quickly approaching! We can't wait to see what students have come up with this year. Please note, the application has been updated year. Teachers will receive a copy of the application via e-mail, but we are also attaching it here for your convenience.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Baltimore City Educator Workshop Recap

On Saturday we wrapped up our second annual Baltimore City Educator workshop with Susan Stockdale and Liz Wolf. What a treat! Susan gave us a peak into her creative process which includes free association supported by tons of research! Her upcoming title, Fantastic Flowers (March 2017) is a wonderful display of flowers masquerading as ballerinas, parrots, spoons, and more.


After Susan's talk we shared a fantastic lunch provided by Classic Catering before being thoroughly wowed by our next activity. Lunch was followed by a fabulous bookmaking workshop lead by Liz Wolf. Please do contact Liz for art workshops, she is amazing!

Teachers were introduced to many new book structures and we all had a ball joining in on the fun! During the workshop, teachers learned how to make an accordian book, a concertina, and a pop up. What fun!

Book samples from Liz Wolf's workshops for kids

more books made by kids

A clapping book!!

Our professional even joined in on the fun!

At the end of the day, participants were sent home with free picture books provided by Jump In Studio and The Enoch Pratt Free LibraryAll in all, the day was phenomenal. Many thanks to our Baltimore Bookmaking team, and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum for hosting us. We'll see you again next year!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bookmaking Workshop Update

Dear teachers,
We are looking forward to seeing you this Saturday at our second annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Workshop. 

Please use our loading dock entrance (located in the museum parking lot) to access the building. This is off President St. You can park in the PMI Garage on Pratt St facing the museum and get your parking validated for $7.  The workshop is on the 4th floor.
We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
Shadra Strickland

Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016-17 EJK Baltimore Bookmaking Competition!

Welcome back everyone! As we begin a new school year in Baltimore City, I hope that you leave some room in your schedules for bookmaking! Last year was such a big success for us and we are thrilled to launch our second competition. Stay tuned for updates.

Mark your calendars for our free October 1 book making workshop at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from 10AM to 1PM for educators. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by September 25th to Shadra Strickland at info at shadrastrickland dot com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Books on Parade!

This is the last week to see the entries created for the Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition on display in the Fiction and Teen Department of the Central Library at the Enoch Pratt Library, located at 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201! Thank you again for all of your hard work this year Baltimore!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EJK Baltimore Bookmaking Award Ceremony

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum's African American Children Book Festival, where we will celebrate our winners of the first annual Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition!