Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Monday, August 6th, 2018
Time: 10:30 am- 4:30pm
Location: Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House
Fees/RSVP: $30 per student
Ages: Recommended for students in grades 6-9


The Sibley Historic Site has partnered with local artist Amy Mester to invite middle school aged students for a day of history, art, and fun.

Together, Site Supervisor Jocelynn Klos and Mester will co-teach students a variety of skills and lessons to encourage a liberal arts approach to learning. Students will leave the workshop with a handmade, personalized sketchbook, basic sketching skills, and knowledge of the little known history of the Sibley Art School.

This bookbinding workshop will focus on the fundamentals in regards to sketching and visual journaling. Students will learn the art of bookbinding through crafting a simple sketchbook, and the skills to use it for personal artistic aspirations. Other activities throughout the day include time for lunch, lawn games, free sketch time, and snack.

 The $30 fee includes: all bookbinding materials, sketch pencils and erasers, lawn games, personalized instruction, and snack.

Materials not included: Lunch. Please Bring a bagged lunch. A refrigerator is available to keep items cool. If you have any dietary restrictions, please provide details in the notes section below.


Please contact Site Supervisor Jocelynn Klos at (651) 452-1596 with any questions and concerns.



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