Altered book artists like to say there are no rules. To that add, “just a chance to play and have fun!” Learn how to use collage and embellishments to turn old books into interactive works of art. Each student will make
a reference book for a permanent record of the techniques demonstrated. Then, you will have time to use those techniques to make more finished books.
This program will demonstrate various ways of doing backgrounds, how to get color and texture on a page. Learn how to create pockets, slits, pull-outs, tip-ins, niches, windows and drawers, transparencies, and many different kinds of pop-ups. Discuss glues and paints, and the types of books that work best for this art form.