Altered Book Collage

with Hope Amico
Wednesdays: January 11, 18, 25, February 1; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Interested in collage but need a way to contain your ideas? Looking for inspiration and a place to start? In this virtual workshop, begin with a used trade book as part of a materials kit sent by the teaching artist. With that one book as both material and inspiration, participants will explore many ways of altering the book—through cutting, gluing, folding, building, and excavating stories. Learn strategies for working within a theme, what to do with unwanted text and images, ways to add and remove from an already bound object, and problem solving together. 

Each session will include a slideshow of examples, demos (with space for questions and suggestions), group sharing, troubleshooting together, and time to work alone. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to work between sessions.

Previous experience with collage is helpful, but not required.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 8 hours, Category C or D

$175/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee*
$85 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 materials fee*
We are offering a scholarship rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarship rates available.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: Most tools and materials for this workshop are provided in a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*). Scissors, spray paint, and spray adhesive are optional supplies participants may choose to source themselves.

Please note: Registration closes 12/29 at midnight (CT).