Altered Books Workshop Taught by Laurie Wagner and Stephanie Williamson
Saturday, June 29 10:00 am – 5:00 pm $130 per person
Workshop location: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland
Registration is still open for this workshop. Please contact us soon if you are interested, as the workshop is filling up. Please email Laurie Wagner or the gallery to register. Pay by check or PayPal.
Learn how to make beautiful artist books by veteran bookmakers
Stephanie Williamson and Laurie Wagner, who are passionate about
bookmaking and have collaborated on numerous bookmaking workshops in the
Using actual books - flea market finds, cast-offs from
used bookstores or children’s dictionaries from the 1940’s, vintage text
books, an outdated atlas, old novels or how-to books. The books are the
bones of the fabulous works of art we will create using collage,
photos, paint, stencils, and assemblage, among many other techniques. We
will incorporate some of the existing text or illustrations in our
found books and add our own words and images to create gorgeous, mind
You do not have to be an artist to
create an altered book, although many artists working in different media
find it a wonderful way to experiment with new materials and jump-start
their inspiration. You just need to be someone who loves color, loves
the shape of books, and loves getting messy with new art materials.
You will learn several specific techniques such as torn window
collage….tags and envelopes…accordion books within the book, …woven
paper, niches and wells, stamping and stencils. We will have lots of
supplies to create and play.
By the end of the day you will
leave with a gorgeous altered book that you can take home to continue
building on to create a finished project.
More information about the workshop and a materials list will be emailed to you upon request and/or registration.
Class size is limited. Please register soon to participate in this
creative and fun workshop with these two dynamic instructors.
Stephanie is a Bay Area fine art photographer, artist and writer. She
has been creating handmade books for many years. Stephanie has taught at
the ASUC Art Studio at UC Berkeley, College of Marin, the Randall
Museum and Walnut Creek Art Center. She is an instructor in the
Photography Department at City College of San Francisco where she has
been teaching since 1996.
Laurie is a published author, titles include Living Happily Ever After: Couples Talk about Long Term Love and Expectations: Women Talk about Becoming a Mother, as well as Holding the Dream — The Art of Marlene Louchheim.
She has been trained as a Professional Co-Active Coach at The Coaches
Training Institute, a program for life, business and creativity
coaches. Laurie has written essays on life, kids and writing which have
appeared in Salon, Glamour, Parenting, Brain Child, The Huffington
Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the East Bay Express.
GRAY LOFT GALLERY 2889 Ford Street, third floor Oakland, CA 94601