Altered books workshop at Rockland library
Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will host an altered books workshop consecutive Tuesdays, July 24 and 31 at 6 p.m. This free class is for teens and adults. Preregistration is required, and the class is limited to 10 people. To register, call the library at 594-0310 or stop by the reference .
The workshop will explore a fun and creative process using children’s board books, transforming them into works of art. General supplies (variety of papers, stickers, embellishments, paints, scissors, utility knives, glue) will be provided, as well as a limited supply of board books. Participants also may bring in an old board book from home; any size will work.
The first evening will involve using sandpaper and gesso to prepare the books, as well as creating a plan for the design and layout. There will be a brief discussion of color, theme and layout, as well as various techniques, and the foundation will be set for the final class. The second evening will be spent layering, using 3-D, paint, objects, fabrics and embellishments to put the books together.
There is an example of an altered book project at the library, as well as more information. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities can be made with 48 hours notice by calling 594-0310.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.