Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Altered Book Class Alert!

For those of you who live in the Lower Mainland area and are interested in learning about altered books, I will be teaching the following series of classes. Come join the fun!

Altered Books from Eh To Zed (A-Z)

This is going to be an amazing workshop covering everything from collage to niches to embellishments to journaling to overlays to using rubber stamps to Round Robins to paint and ink techniques to sourcing materials to tip-ins to creating windows and doors to alphabet stencils to paper weaving to using eyelets and brads to aging papers to ...... The list goes on and on.

Your finished piece will be more than just a unique and striking altered book; it will also be a reference guide to altered book techniques. You'll be able to refer back to it any time and see how you did each and every procedure.There is no way we could cover all this material in one evening, so I've decided to present these classes as a series of six Sunday afternoons. Four of the classes will be 2 1/2 hours and two of them will be 3 hours.The total cost is $198.00 and includes most materials. You will be asked to bring a few basics like scissors and glue sticks. Attendance is limited to 8 people, so sign up fast.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email!

Workshop series dates:
February 6th and 13th
March 6th and 13th
April 3rd and 10th

I'll soon have an altered book in the store, displaying the results of the first two classes, which cover the following:

- Where to find a book and how to choose the right one
- Gotta Get Me Some of That! (notes on basic supplies)
- Altered Art: The "rules" of altered art
- Aging: Techniques for aging with Ranger inks, tea and walnut ink,
- Bead, Buttons, Brads
- Collage: Basics on creating collage
- Chalks: How to use them
- Cutouts: How to
- Dictionary: Several ways to use dictionary pages
- Doors: How to create them(Although embellishing the cover of your book is an obvious 'C' category, it will be covered in the last class. It's much easier to work in a book before the cover is completed, rather than after.)

- Embellishment: List of things to use
- Ephemera: What it is and how to find it
- Eyelets: How to use and set them
- Envelopes: coin, glassine, etc. Adding them to your book and what to put in them
- Found Poetry: How to
- Folding: pockets, accordian, triangle
- Glues: Which glue to use for what
- Gleaning: Where to find bits and pieces to use in your books
- High profile embellishments: Why this can be a no-no
- Hand-tinting: Adding colour to black and white photocopies

Good stuff, eh?

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