This workshop will have you gluing, cutting, painting and tearing up old books to create 3 dimensional works of art. We will break all rules set into place by librarians and school teachers who told you books were meant to be kept on shelves. This class will offer you a space to freely develop your own personal narrative with found objects; transforming ordinary pages of text into something mythical and profound, using something as simple as an old book as your base. We will bravely enter into creative new territories in this process oriented class.
Students Should Bring: A few old books 2-4 to alter no bigger than 8×10″. Make sure bindings are intact, and make sure it’s something that interests you; Old paper/ephemera to collage with such as old magazines, cards, etc, illustrations, text, etc.; Old photos, color copies if you don’t want to destroy or use original; Craft knife with fresh blade; Glue stick; Found objects such as rusty things, picture frames, doll parts, watch pieces, and what have you. Old fabric, scraps, etc.; Golden Medium Gel Medium- MATTE; E6000 or comparable heavy/strong CLEAR glue; Acrylic paints if you want to add color to your piece. (Bring it if you have it. There will be plenty to share); Old paint brushes; Cordless drill and heat gun (if you have them.); and, If you’re messy, bring an apron/smock.
The Instructor Will Provide: Additional adhesives; Paints: van dyke brown, white and black (If you’d like to use color/paint please bring your favorites); Additional found objects/paper etc.; Drill and other power tools; Heat gun; and, Screws/wire/nails.
Cost: $95/Class (7 hrs)
When: Saturday, February 16th, 10am to 5pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.