Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Exploring Altered Books: Begins August 7

Altered books have become great muti-media adventures. Start with a book whose title titillates you, remove pages and glue other pages together, make doors and windows and pockets and paint and stamp and collage and add charms and ribbons and lace and fibers and find poems and...and...and...well, you can see how this becomes a many-paged mini canvas for your creative artist expression. I have books if you don't have one to begin, or if you have already started and want to do more, bring your own. I have some broken safety glass (which breaks up small like crystals) and want to carve into the cover and lay some mosaics in the craters I've created (I've never seen this done, but in my mind it "rocks"...lol). Make one for yourself, or make a themed one for someone you love and give it to them for Christmas (not tooooo early to be thinking along those lines). I'm holding this class at the request of Melissa White, a student of mine from a "dream home" class. This will be an evening class beginning August 7th, and there are 5 vacancies left at this time, so let me know early if you'd like to join us. sheilakelly@cox.net