Hope Amico – Collage Techniques for Altered Books – CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that this class is now cancelled. Please contact Fran McReynolds at workshopchair@focusonbookarts.org if you have any questions.

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 mat
  • X-Acto knife (some will be provided by instructor)
  • Papers for collage: handmade, pattered, marbled, etc. (some will be provided by instructor)

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Books for students
  • Cutting mats
  • X-Acto knife
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Additional collage materials
  • Matte medium
  • Brushes

Instructor Biography:

Hope Amico is a visual artist, writer, and educator who believes we can all benefit from creative practice. Hope says: 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