Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Altered book workshop students




What a very talented group of students attended my workshop. Some came not knowing what they were going to create. They had never heard of an altered book until now and wow did they take it on board. The work they all created was fabulous, they, like my previous class were so eager to learn. We covered the decorating of paper using paper towels, adding detergent to paint to create bubble paper and making stamps from foam meat trays. We used old phone books, painted tea bags, chocolate wrappers, paper serviettes, doilies, magazine images, as many things that could be recyled as possible. They all came up with some great pages, all individual and very colourful. I believe most of them are hoping to attend our Thursday night group so we should have some fun.

7 comments:

Cre8Tiva said...

now i am intrigued by ther bubble papper...looks like they had a blast...and the creations are super too...blessings, rebecca

Julie H said...

Oh my goodness, so many techniques in one day - of course they were impressed.

LINDSAY said...

I love the way you recycled so many things. I'm always looking for ways in corporate would be "trash" or household items into my work. What a wonderful idea! Looks like your students were having fun!

kathywas said...

It looks like the workshop was a big success. I see a lot of happy faces there, and the pages look great! The bubble paper intrigued me, so I did a search to find out what it was about. Looks like something I'll need to try. I love the effect.

Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

Thank you for all the wildly creative altered art you are sharing with folks on your blog.

Enjoy all the rich and varied colours you play with. Have got to get to Melbourne to check out some of your classes.

Judy Wise said...

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a classroom of women having fun. You are a great inspiration, Ro. Now I'm off to google "bubble paper". tee hee.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh I'm so bummed I cannot attend this class with you! Love your vision... will link you (if that is ok) so I can return again and again... :)