A Grimm Beginning for Columbia College Chicago Library

We are pleased to introduce one of our newest Book to Art Clubs, Columbia College Chicago Library.  We are sure you will agree that their collage projects are stunning.  Wecan't wait to see what they do next!  Thank you, Kristy Bowen, for sharing these beauties with us.  They are a delight to view!

 Grimm's  Fairy Tales Jacob & Wilheim Grimm (w/ illustrations by Kevin Colden) (IDW 2010)

Grimm's  Fairy Tales
Jacob & Wilheim Grimm (w/ illustrations by Kevin Colden)
(IDW 2010)

by Kristy Bowen

On November 8th, we had our first Read! Talk! Make! Session for this year's title, Grimm's Fairytales.  (Since they are plentiful, we used a variety of editions so that finding a copy in the library or through interlibrary loan was easier-and the more varied the illustrations, the better.)  Our mode of choice for this first session was collage.  Participants enjoyed discussing the tales, modern reinterpretations of them, and making collages with paper and discarded library materials.

Our end goal for the 2017-2018 academic year is to create our own handmade volume of Grimm Tales and accompanying artwork.  We are also working on a display case on the library's first floor dedicated to our Book to Art Club selection and creations that will debut in the spring, when we will begin monthly sessions as we complete our book project, which will involve creating pieces for our favorite tales, layout, assembly, and binding.