Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Altered Book Art Parties

I am pleased to present another option for all you art party fans--ALTERED BOOKS!  I've mentioned this before, but I doubt if you know how really cool this is.

Here is the general idea:

I collect children's board books and gesso them (basically paint them white) so that the papers, stickers, paint, tape, and fabrics you select will stick.  I bring to your party bins of papers, stickers, and lots of treasures and ephemera!

You can create an inspirational piece for yourself or someone else filled with quotes and other inspirational words or sayings.

You can create a "blank" book in which to journal at some future point in time.

You can create a vision board of what you wish to invite into your life.

or how about a year in review with photos and other memorabilia?!

The options are really only as limited as your imagination!

Here is a sample "blank book" that I created:

And guess what I was doing this afternoon--white washing or applying gesso to some of the books I've collected.  I'm getting ready for your altered book party!  What a fun way to spend a winter afternoon or evening with your friends--reCREATING one of a kind books!

If this sounds like fun for you and your friends, shoot me an email so that we can get your date on the calendar!

Children's Art Journal Class Begins Jan. 9

I am so excited to begin my offering for kids next week.  You know how kids make art, and you think it's cool.  Then it gets folded or wrinkled or torn, and then you just throw it away?

I think I have a temporary solution.  We will use an art journal to explore and practice a variety of drawing and painting techniques.  I imagine in the best case scenario this is a reference and portfolio of creative process and progress.

I will show students examples and demonstrate in an art journal I am keeping.  If your child or a child you know might be interested, learn more or sign up HERE.

I am offering 2 sessions this Winter/Spring of 6 weeks each.

I am also offering time for private art lessons on Monday and Thursday late afternoon/evening.  Email me inquiries.

Cards for the Camino

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