Cover-to-Cover: Taking Altered Books to Another Level with Renee Richetts
November 23, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Altered books are a genre of mixed-media sculpture that changes a book from its original form, converting its shape and often changing its meaning.
Using recycled hard-cover books, acrylics, plastics and hand-made art paper, attendees will create an altered book sculpture worthy of display in your local book arts exhibition.
Techniques we will practice:
- How to pick the hard-cover book
- Hard-cover binding
- Cut-aways and folds to create the 3-D effect you want
- Covering or adding text to frame your narrative
- Making accordion fold pull-out pages
- Adding pockets and inserts
Renée Richetts is a California artist who works at her studios in Southern California and Chicago. She has over 30 years teaching experience in the U.S. and Europe. She is a huge fan of all things science-fiction related, and brings a sense of fun and generosity to all her classes.
$45 for EAP members/$50 for non-members. $10 materials fee
*Note that this workshop is 3 hours, and space is limited to 5 attendees.
All tools and supplies will be provided.