Altered Books Workshop

Altered Book Workshop with Laura

What is an Altered Book? An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork. It changes a book from its original form into a different form by altering its appearance and/or meaning.

This is a fun, expressive process that provides an opportunity for personal exploration, experimentation and play.

Is this for you? This class is designed for both the beginner as well as the experienced artist.

The Details:

  • Using an old book of your choosing we will explore a medley of art techniques right in the book.
  • You will learn how to use collage, paint, text, textures, photo transfers and altered imagery to create a personal, unique piece of art. This class will leave you with a full toolbox of ideas that will be sure to enhance any future artwork you create.
  • You will also have an opportunity to learn about contemporary artists working in this medium.
  • I offer writing prompts to get the creative juices flowing which may become part of the altered content in your books
  • Materials List will be provided.

There really are endless possibilities to unleash your creative spirit. Here are some examples to inspire you.

Your Investment:
$40 per session for this 5 week course. A total $200 each participant.
Class maximum is 8, minimum is 4

  • I can schedule courses at a mutually convenient time and day for each week.
  • Payment is due in full one week prior to the first lesson.

*Did you know this class can be offered as a custom group? Contact me for details at laura.gaffke@me.com

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape…”

~Pablo Picasso