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Altered Book Journal

9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 10

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$ 170  

An Art Journal is “You in a book”. This is a place where you go to play and write without being concerned about the outcome. In this class we will create a journal using a hard cover book. We’ll remove the original pages and replace them with found and vintage papers including ledger pages, old maps, sheet music and onion skin typewriter paper, to name a few. We’ll paint, paste, collage and use many mixed media techniques. The students will learn about making simple copies look like vintage pages. The books will be rebound using metal book rings. The rings will allow you to add, remove and rearrange pages, as well as the best writing instruments for writing in your mixed media works. Your completed Art Journal can be a piece of art on its own or it can serve as a sketch/plan/idea book for more formal works that you may choose to create..

Materials Fee $ 20 Payable to instructor at beginning of class Includes:
Your choice of hard cover book; Book rings, large selection of vintage and other papers. Supplies to make a tassel for your book .Use of the instructor’s rubber stamps, stamp pads, washi tape and numerous other embellishments

Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
Supplies Needed to Bring for Class:
glue stick (large)
Metal ruler
single hole punch or cropodile
Optional items: any special papers or photos you’d like to incorporate into your journal
heat tool (if you have one)
heavy duty utility knife
Water container for rinsing brushes
1”paint brush ( I like Simply Simmons brushes)


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