I am inspired by old books and want to share that with you.
I have used old books for:
- Paper for monoprints, drawings and paints
- Inspiration for poems
- Making artist books from the covers
- Collage with pages, spines and found bits
- As subject for a photo shoot and video
- To make stencils
- To make stamping tools
- To make rubbings
- To make Origami boxes
These old books were headed for the recycling bin, so no need to feel outrage at destroying and re-purposing.
I am happy to share that registration is open for the online art class, Book as ART Materials.
This is a 5 lesson class with 18 short videos. It is designed to guide and inspire you to use old books to make new art. Check out the details on the workshop page and join us today.
Want to learn what makes a great book for making art?
Read about the qualities that I look for when I am thrifting for old books.