30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Altered Book Hour

Suggested donation £4

In this informal mixed media workshop, learn about altered books and start your own with materials provided by your hosts - or bring your own existing book, and work on it with company! Each month your hosts bring a different collage material and paper folding/cutting technique to try.

July's material will be: pressed plants - Immy will share how to use gummed linen tape strips to add dried and pressed plants to a book page

An altered book is an artwork created by changing any existing printed book in some way. We'll provide you with plenty of collage materials and art supplies, but you can also bring along any materials you like to add to your book; your own photographs, paper collage, pens, and drawing materials. We will explore collaging, drawing, painting, and paper folding techniques to alter your book pages. Old books to use in starting a project, paper collage materials, glue, scissors, washi tape and pens/pencils/paint will be available for you to use.

This workshop is suitable for people aged 16 and over. We don't recommend this event for young children, because we use a variety of scissors and cutting tools for collage.

Your hosts: Immy Smith (aka Lycomorpha, Moths in a Human Suit) and Neile Wright (organiser of Bookface book club and arts fair.) Each month, Immy will bring a new collage material or paint/pencil supplies to experiment with, and Neile will share a paper folding or punching technique.

This workshop is 'pay what you want' - we ask you to contribute to our costs for room hire and refreshments at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, and our materials (all of which are supplied by your hosts) and travel. Suggested donation £4


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