Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Giving Life to the Page- Altered Book Class at Artist Medium

For many the idea of marking up a book to make it into a piece of art seems almost sacrilegious. It is widely held that books, being the key to literacy and knowledge should be well read and then kept, for all time, on a shelf for others to enjoy. The unfortunate reality is that tons and tons of books end up in landfills and dumps. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill and to find an inexpensive canvas for my work, I started to collage into old books. Little did I know that this art form was a movement in the book arts realm that was growing in popularity.This introductive workshop will teach you the basis skills you need to create your own altered book. It will offer you an opportunity to explore your muse and to give new life to a discarded object.

Join me: SATURDAY APRIL 18th
10:30 am- 4:30 pm
$40 fee for class-
email me or contact ARTIST'S MEDIUM 1-802-879-1236


risa said...

It sounds like an awesome class...using old books as a medium is on my "to do" list...I actually bought a book for that purpose yesterday. (And I totally regret all those books we got rid of when we moved my mom a few years ago)

Artsnark said...

very cool

QueenBe said...

Id love to be able to learn more from you and altering books.... the one in the photo looks awesome. Have fun with the class!