Urgent Museum Notice


Educator Summer Camp: Puzzle Books with Priya Pereira

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Mon, Jul 22, 2024
10 to 11:30 am

Tickets and Reservations

Reservations required.



A multi-layered brown artist's book with pages that open and fit together like puzzle pieces with blue, yellow, and green text and images.
NMWA’s annual virtual Educator Summer Camp series returns!

Event Description

About the Educator Camp

NMWA’s virtual Educator Summer Camp is designed for all educators: teachers, home school instructors, scout leaders, etc. We just ask that you come with your learners in mind and a playful spirit!

The standalone sessions, inspired by the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Institute, are hands-on, participatory, and fun. The Educator Summer Camp explores the museum’s collection and resources, introduces historical and contemporary artists, and engages participants in experimental art-making and close-looking exercises.

Guest instructors include artists and educators from around the country. You will receive a recommended supply list, applicable digital resources, and a Zoom meeting link in advance of each session. Camp activities are designed to make use of materials and tools that you might have at home and encourage repurposing and seeing everyday objects in a new light.

Register for one session, some, or all, depending on your interest and commitments. Session participants can request certificates of completion reflecting total earned participation hours.

About the Program

Learn from Priya Pereira, India’s premiere book artist, about a distinctive format Pereira calls a “puzzle book.” You will learn the steps to create your very own version with tips and tricks from the artist.

About the Artist Instructor

Priya Pereira first began making books in 1993 along with her husband Tony, under the imprint Pixie Bks. Not knowing why she made them or what they were called, or who the audience and buyer were. It just seemed right then. And fortunately seems right even now. It is only in 1999, during a visit to the US that they discovered a term for what they did – Artists’ Books. Today Priya is featured as India’s first contemporary Book Artist dedicated to Artists’ Books. And their work can be found in Museums, Libraries and University collections around the world.

In July 2020, Priya Pereira was selected along with ten other artists, collectors, curators, academics, writers and librarians from all over the world to be a part of the International Council of the Center for Book Arts, New York.

Pixie Bks is now in more than 75 Artists’ Book Collections in Eleven countries.

Questions? Reach out to education@nmwa.org.

Register Today


CART Captioning

This event will have Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART), in which a professional transcribes the speech and non-speech audio information to text. The text will be displayed in the event video window, and attendees can turn captioning on or off throughout the program.

Accessibility Inquiries

If you are unable to register online or would like to request additional accessibility services, please email accessibility@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to accommodate requests.