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Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Altered Books-We Can Use Them for Art, Or They’ll Be Shredded for Pulp

Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Tuesday March 15

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$ 170  

Many artists feel that turning a book into a mixed-media sculpture is a desecration. In this workshop, as the title implies, we take books slated for the land-fill, and turn them into amazing art forms that are visually wonderful.
Using recycled books, collage, pens and art papers, attendees will create an altered book sculpture worthy of display in your home or at your local book arts exhibition.
Techniques we will practice:
• How to pick the book
• Covering the existing cover—the book binder’s way
• Cut-a-ways and folds to create a 3-D effect
• Removing or adding text to frame your narrative
• Making accordion fold pull-out pages
• Adding pockets and inserts

Materials Fee $25 paid at beginning of class includes:

All materials, including books and tools, will be provided. Tools will be yours to keep.

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Please bring your own apron

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Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

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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Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
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