What is an altered book? An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form by altering its appearance and meaning, resulting in a unique work of art.
On Saturday, February 4 from 1-4 pm at the Harlow Gallery instructor Margo Ogden will teach a workshop on creating Altered Books. Ogden will sharing her own altered books and demonstrate various techniques such as transferring images, cutting windows, folding pages, and the use of various collages methods. This workshop will be a starting point for the project; participants will have a month to complete the project before their own original Altered Books will be put on display at the Hubbard Free Library.
The cost of the workshop will be $20 for KVAA members or $25 for non-members. To sign up, please contact the Hallow Gallery at 207 622-3813. Most materials will be provided, but please bring your favorite drawing supplies and collage materials to use and share. Participants may visit the Hubbard Free Library before the workshop to select their own discarded books for altering. The Hubbard Free Library is located at 115 Second Street in Hallowell, and their hours are Mon & Wed 10am – 5:30pm, Tue & Thur 2-8pm, Fri 2-5:30pm.