Just in time for Mother’s Day, Chalk Xchange is hosting a second class with artist Rachael Ashe. It’s a great opportunity to make mom an altered book as a gift, bring her to the class for a creative day together, or just enjoy the class on your own!
This workshop is an introduction to examples and techniques for transforming old books into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. There is an unlimited potential for creating interesting work by altering books through cutting, folding, rolling, collage, etc. This course will demonstrate a selection of techniques and provide a starting point for creating work of your own. The goal will be to complete one finished “folded page” altered book by the end of the workshop. Please bring at least two old books you would like to work with, one for experimenting, and one to make a completed project with.
Students should bring the following materials:
2 hardcover Books (stitched binding preferred)
Small paint brush
Thread & needles
Beads & buttons
Acrylic or watercolour paint
Rubber stamps & ink pads
When & Where
Chalk Xchange believes creative cities are nurtured at the neighbourhood scale, with neighbours sharing ideas and actions.