Altered Books: Drawing and Painting in Collage and Mixed-Media
8-Session Daytime Course
Wednesday, April 15 to June 3, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
By Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Whimsical or serious, personal, or universal, collage is a highly versatile and accessible art technique that results in the playful combination of various and sometimes-unlikely materials.
Learn to upcycle book pages as surfaces for drawing, painting, and collage. Students experiment with materials and techniques to create their own story using gelatin plate prints, textures, photo transfers, drawing, painting, and text redaction.
The course includes a visit to the U.S. Botanic Garden to draw flora for book illustration. Contemporary artists, including those with works in the Smithsonian’s collections—such as Lenore Tawney’s intimate collages made from book pages—are introduced for inspiration.
A supply list may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session. Some shared materials are provided.
Instructor: Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
8 sessions; 2.5 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)