Soulful Living in the Summer Time
Create an Altered Book!
Fantasy, Story, and Personal Narrative
June 14, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
June 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. ~Rumi
Altered books are a new art form on the rise! Equal parts craft and mixed media collage, they are often defined as a book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be rebound, painted, cut, twisted, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled, or otherwise ornamented into unusual pieces. And they are a whole lot more than this alone…
Join us in this two-part session with Teresa Yatsko, altered book artist, to explore the ways in which altering books can unlock creative potential and provide a means for telling a story that wants to be told. Perhaps it’s honoring the memory of a family member or re-creating a special place from childhood.
Teresa will spend the first evening guiding us in opening to the possibilities – combing through memory to discover the story line, and exploring materials and methods. At home in between sessions, we’ll sift and scour through sources of diverse materials, such as old photos and scraps of cloth, paper and natural objects, to bring to the second session to make a work of art that wants to be known.
The second evening, we’ll dive in – beginning, and perhaps even completing, a piece that bubbles up from within. Keep it as a family heirloom – give it away as gift for wedding, baby or other special occasion.
To register, email info@Soulful-Living.org by June 7 to reserve a space.
Check out her work, coming soon at the Tompkins Public Library!