Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2021 - February 15-22,2021

Colorado Springs 2021 - May 29 - June 7, 2021

Portland, OR 2021 Registration is NOW OPEN


Nicole Austin
9:00 - 12:00
Saturday AM Feb 20

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$ 95  

Some call us monsters for ripping up and altering books--I think of us more as creatives who can see potential in anything! Let's gather together with kindred spirits and rip and alter to our hearts' content! We'll take an ordinary vintage book and turn it into something extraordinary using paint, embellishments, and reconstructive techniques. You bring the book, (BYOB!) and I'll supply the rest! Each part of the book will be put to good and new uses as we deconstruct our books and reconstruct them into fabulous works of art. We'll also create our own unique collage papers to be used inside our new books and explore several journaling jumpstarts and background starting techniques to get you going!

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:
Kit includes: Collage paper pack full of unique assortment of handmade, scrapbook, recycled, vintage papers, embellishments, ephemera

Use of shared materials: Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, spray ink, stencils, stamps, stamp ink, oil pastels, texture plates, brushes, mark-making tools, printmaking tools, washi tape, vintage/recycled/handmade/scrapbook/collage paper, collage images, collage cut-outs, 3-D collage items

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:
*One vintage book of your choice
*basic kit: scissors, glue stick, ruler, pencil, exacto knife, self-healing cutting mat

Optional items: If you have special stamps or stencils, collage paper, or collage images, bring them along, but I will have plenty to share!

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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