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Altered Books - Transforming the Familiar

  • 3134 Del Rey Avenue Carlsbad, CA, 92009 United States (map)
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A Book Arts Basic Class
by Gina Pisello

Gina Pisello Studio (map)

Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
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For more information contact Sharon

This class is full. A waitlist is available.

To bring: craft knife and extra blades, scissors, cutting mat, ruler, pencil, bone folder, scoring tool, and awl. Optional: a book you would like to alter.

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Join me for an afternoon of book arts play as we alter old text blocks into exciting paper sculptures. Part demonstration, part exploration; you will learn techniques for altering books such as positive and negative cutting, crimp folding and unbinding/rebinding. If you can’t bring yourself to cut up old books, I will have some small notebooks that we can alter. Text blocks, notebooks, waxed linen thread, tape, thin cutting mat, templates, and instructions will be provided for this class.

Gina Pisello has taught book arts classes in school, libraries and her own home for over 12 years. She specializes in folded books or origami structures but is accomplished in many other forms. In addition to teaching, Gina coordinated 28 artists for the 2011 SDBA Collaborative Art Project: Artists Trading Cards ABC’s.

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