September 15 – November 9, 2009
Library atrium (open space between youth and adult areas)
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Now in its 3rd year, the altered books project at TSCPL invited participants to express their creativity and recycle at the same time. Staff members Brea Black and Zan Popp taught a workshop in August that introduced techniques and materials that could be used to turn a discarded book into a work of art. At the end of the workshop, participants selected a book and were given a month to complete their altered book.
The books used for this project were library discards that were destined to be recycled. No circulating books and no books that could be sold at the Friends book sale or in the Booktique were used for this project.
To learn more about altered books, visit the website for the International Society of Altered Book Artists at: http://www.alteredbookartists.com/
For more information on altered books, check out these resources:
- Altered art: techniques for creating altered books, boxes, cards & more
- Altered book collage
- Altered books workshop: 18 creative techniques for self-expression
- The complete guide to altered imagery: for collage, altered books, artists journals, and more
- The decorated page: journals, scrapbooks & albums made simply beautiful
- The art of fabric books: innovative ways to use fabric in scrapbooks, altered books & more
- New directions in altered books