Have you ever wondered how to convert an old book into your own colorful journal? This is so fun to do! Bring a book and I値l show you how. You値l learn how to prepare the cover, reinforce the pages, cut windows, make doors, add envelopes and attach pockets. We値l look at ways to change and fold the shape of the page. Next with wild swooshes of color, collage, and cut up photos we値l celebrate the freedom of expression in joyful abandon. Learn new ways to incorporate collage, photos and other ephemera. We値l add in delicious textures and patterns using acrylic paint and objects. Whatever you do-BE BOLD! This is your place to be exactly who you are- no limits! You will get to work at your own pace, playing with any or all of the techniques you wish to try. Your kit will be full of fun papers and collage materials, and I will provide lots of great and unusual art supplies for you to use in class. This will be a super fun class with everyone痴 personal expression being fully encouraged and supported. You are the only one who can tell your story-and you値l learn lots of exciting ways to do it!
- Book to alter- old hard back book with non glossy pages
- Acrylic paint: any colors you wish (I prefer tube acrylics over fluid-but bring whichever you prefer.)
- A few photos to cut up and alter
- Any favorite journaling tools: markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, or collage ephemera.
Teacher will bring:
- Handouts and kits for each student
- Metallics and other unusual acrylic paint colors
- Lots of glitter glue colors
- Tissue paper
- Watercolor paper
- Collage paper & magazines to cut up
- Water containers
- Wax paper
- Paper towels
- Masking and other fun tape
- Spray bottles
A Little About ME
Liesel is a full time artist who loves to share her passion for art and the creative process. Her colorful past includes an extensive art education, Peace Corps in Thailand, and designing graphics for Woodland Park Zoo, children痴 books for McGraw-Hill, and textiles for Tommy Bahama. These days you can find her in her studio, spoiling her kitties and drinking large cups of tea while she works with watercolor, acrylics, fibers, jewelry, and art journals. She has taught at Artfest, Journalfest, and at Daniel Smith Art Store. She is a featured artist in Creative Wildfire by LK Ludwig and Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists by Carla Sonheim.