Altered Books Workshop with Terri Sanders
Saturday, October 27th, 1-4 PM
$50, most supplies provided
* We will explore how to alter a discarded library book (provided). Participants will use a variety of materials and techniques from which to draw from and are encouraged to use as many as they would like. How much could be done to and in a book to alter it? -Tearing, folding, attaching, layering, painting, pasting, cutting, embellishing, are just a few ways.
* Altered books are an amazing opportunity to draw, visualize, write, or fill countless hours doodling. Experienced artists will find this a refreshing way to re-engage their art practice and those with less experience can jump right in.
* Most materials including a book that you may keep to develop into an altered book will be available to share at the workshop.
* A complete list of materials & examples
* You may want to bring with you any personal collage materials you would like to include in your book, such as: photos, movie/concert tickets,
About Altered Books:
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form by altering its appearance and/or meaning. The artist will use visual solutions to create original artwork by problem solving through direct observation, original resources, experiences, narrations, and imagination. As an early form of recycling in the late nineteenth century, people created scrapbooks by pasting on its pages ephemera from their society including magazine images, personal recipes, and family pictures. Contemporary artists explore both the form and content of books. Books give the artist pages that are filled with type or images to be used as a surface for their own art.
About the Artist:
“I carry a sketchbook everywhere I go entering ideas to recreate with different mediums and processes. The subject matter changes between my daily life and my travels. I am constantly drawing, writing, and gathering ephermera that often develops into in-depth and detailed images in my sketchbook or altered books. I long for road trips that always go off the beaten path" Terri Sanders
* B.F.A. in Advertising & Graphic Design with a minor in English in 2004
* Texas Teaching Certificate PreK-12 Art in 2005, and a M.ED in Curriculum & Instruction with a minor in Administration in 2009 from Sam Houston State University.
* Terri is presently teaching at Hauke High School in Conroe ISD. She teaches Art I, Adv. drawing, Adv. painting, and creates cross-curriculum with academic and art classes. Community outreach is a part of her teaching, as well as in her personal life.
* Terri was selected as a Master Artist with The Woodlands WaterWay Art Council. She is an active member of the Conroe Art League, the Lone Star Art Guild, and Houston Center for Photography.
* In 2009, Terri traveled to Mali, West Africa and worked with woodcarvers, silversmiths, and the students at the Institute National Des Arts in Bamako. Her research, Journals, and 150 photographs were selected by the Agricultural Department in Washington DC.
* Currently, Terri’s studio work is in photography, photopainting, gouache and watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, and altered books. Throughout her career as an artist, she has exhibited her artwork in numerous solo and group exhibitions – competitive and invitational. * For a complete bio, cv and gallery, please see website: terrisanders.artspan.com
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