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Flourish + Fern

Aug 15, Sep19, Oct17 | Book Art Workshops | @ Black Rock Books BRIDGEPORT

Regular price $40.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $40.00 USD
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Combining collage, book art, and mixed media play, this altered books art journaling workshop series offers a creative journey guided by local artist, Lauren Smith of Flourish + Fern—book lover, plant-mom, and up-cycling/thrifting enthusiast.

Looking for a new eco-friendly creative hobby that incorporates your love of repurposing/upcycling?! Look no further and save things from the landfill while you learn how to create artistic masterpieces out of found objects. Time to put that old “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” mantra into action, and get in the creative flow while doing it!

In this workshop, you'll utilize basic skills like cutting, gluing, inking, and painting to breathe new creative life into old texts. From selecting the perfect book to sourcing materials and preparing pages, this workshop will guide you through everything you need to know to get started with book altering.

The workshop will offer prompts and overview favorite techniques to ignite your imagination and creativity, with a nature inspired spin from Flourish + Fern.  Workshops in this series can be booked individually or as a class package. Different prompts and techniques will be featured in each session.  After this class, you'll view old books in a whole new light.

Materials are provided, and students are also welcome to bring any photos /memorabilia you may like to incorporate in your project.

Learn how to:
⁃ Select books for altering
⁃ Prepare a page with gel medium
⁃ Add and remove pages
⁃ Create a blackout poem
⁃ Make windows and doors
⁃ Hand-letter quotes
⁃ Create pockets and envelopes
⁃ Incorporate texture / decoupage
⁃ Add fold-out features
⁃ Collage with found items /ephemera
⁃ Add 3-D elements
⁃ Use natural dying techniques for paper alteration

Participants welcome to BYOB + snacks

$40/person per class or save $12 with a 3-class package

- Th. Aug 15
- Th. Sept 19
- Th. Oct 17

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Black Rock Books, 3030 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT