British book artist and teacher Paul Johnson is a pioneer in developing literacy through book arts. He will be offering four classes at Seastone Papers studio in West Tisbury beginning Saturday, July 26 with A Box of Fireworks; Sunday, July 27, Books You Can Hang as Pictures; Monday, July 28, Children’s Favorites: Books Kids Love to Make, and Tuesday, July 29, The Magic of the Movable Book: Kids as Pop-up Engineers.

The last two sessions are specifically designed for educators and parents working with children as young as three in creating books as a gateway to literacy learning. Mr. Johnson is author of over 15 books including A Book of One’s Own, Literacy Though the Book Arts, and Pictures and Words Together.

He is also a successful book artist with work in collections of London’s Tate Gallery, the Cooper-Hewett Museum in New York, the National Gallery and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and many universities in the U.S. He exhibits widely and has been elected to the U.K. Craft Council’s select list of British design makers.

For details on the classes, call Sandy Bernat at 508-693-5786.