September 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

I taught a new group of people how to transform old books into art at Hot Art Wet City this past weekend. It’s always an interesting exercise for me to take all the things I’ve taught myself about the process of making altered books and pass it on to other people. From there they take it in their own direction and I love to see what will happen.

Altered Book Workshop

Everything pictured here is a work in progress by a participant in the class. There was a nice mix of styles and a good amount of experimenting. I don’t think anyone fully completed a project, but that just meant they could keep working on it more at home.

Altered Book Workshop

The best part for me when I teach a class is seeing everyone leaving happy and inspired by the new things they’ve learned.

August 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

I’ve begun scheduling workshops for the upcoming fall season, and the first of these will be an altered book workshop at Hot Art Wet City. There are ten spots available and it looks like four have already been spoken for.

The class takes place on Saturday September 20th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, at 2206 Main street at 6th Avenue.

Altered book workshop at Hot Art Wet City

The altered book workshop is an introduction on how to create sculpture from books, using techniques like folding, cutting, rolling, and working with three dimensional objects. The goal is to inspire participants, and guide each person through creating a finished piece of work by the end of class.

To read the full description of the class as well as sign up, please visit the Hot Art Wet City web site »

March 31st, 2014 | Comments Off

I am teaching an altered book workshop in conjunction with Voices From Another Room at Hot Art Wet City in April. I get many requests for this workshop throughout the year, but this is the first one I’ve scheduled since sometime in 2012.

The class takes place on Sunday April 13th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, at Hot Art Wet City gallery located at Main and 6th Avenue.

Crofton House Workshop
Altered Book Workshop at Blim - Student Work
Student work in progress from previous classes.

The altered book workshop is an introduction on how to create sculpture from books, using techniques like folding, cutting, rolling, and working with three dimensional objects. The goal is to inspire participants, and guide each person through creating a finished piece of work by the end of class.

To read the full description of the class as well as sign up, please visit the Hot Art Wet City web site »