Cyber Studio: Draw and Talk Book

Create an art project with a MAM instructor from your home with Cyber Studio! Today Draw and Talk Books, inspired by Seeing Through You by Barbara Kruger. The artist Barbara Kruger grew up in Newark, New Jersey and worked as a designer for magazines and book covers, where she sharpened her skills combining text and images. Soon she began creating her own artwork by putting words and pictures together to convey a message about issues she cares about, such as women’s rights.


  • White 8”x11” paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paint Brush
  • Water Container  


  1. Place your paper horizontally, and fold it in half.
  2. Fold it again in half.
  3. Now fold the top down to touch the bottom. Make each crease nice and tight – it will make it easier to create the book shape later.  
  4. When you open your paper, you will see 8 rectangles. These will each be a page in your book.
  5. Fold paper in half and cut horizontally through the middle just to the next fold to make an opening. Be sure to cut on the crease side. 
  6. Open your paper back up and fold it over so the hole is on top. This allows you to fold your paper into a book shape. 
  7. To draw your illustrations, open your paper flat again, and place it horizontally. Think about the messages you want to convey, and the images that will make your statements powerful. Design a page in each of the 4 rectangles along the bottom of your paper, then turn your paper upside down, and design 4 more pages.
  8. When all your designs are complete, outline with a sharpie.
  9. Use water color paints to add color to your illustrations.
  10. Wait for the paint to dry and fold into your book shape. Share your book with friends, and discuss the significance of each picture.