Hope Amico – Collage Techniques for Altered Books

Instructor: Hope Amico

Number of Days: 1 Day Skill Level: Advanced Material fee: $20 Maximum Number of Student: 15

Workshop Description:

Altering books allows us to begin with a canvas of ideas which we may combine, remove or change to create a new work.  Using collage techniques, including strategic removal to create windows, the addition of colors and patterned paper to build new backgrounds, and three dimensional processes for texture, students will be able to explore juxtaposition, layers, and reveal new compositions in the structure.  Starting with a book of images, participants will witness numerous demos, leaving plenty of time to experiment with new skills. Expect to go home with an altered book to use as reference for methods to incorporate into your own work.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

scissors,cutting mats and xactos (some will be provided by instructor)papers for collage: handmade, pattered, marbled, etc (some will be provided by instructor

Materials Provided by Instructor:

books for studentscutting matsxactostissue paperglue sticksscissorsadditional collage materialsmatte medium and brushes Prerequisites:  no special skills none

Instructor Bio:

Hi! I’m Hope (she/her), a visual artist, writer and educator who believes we can all benefit from creative practice. Through classes, collage and the Keep Writing postcard project, I encourage collaboration, communication and interaction. I love hosting collage meet-ups, teach classes to encourage creativity and continue the monthly interactive postcard subscription I started in 2008. Currently I teach letterpress at the IPRC in Portland and a variety of classes online with SFCB and MCBA. Website: www.hopeamico.com