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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Altered Book Workshops

Longview Public Library invites you to sign up for free Altered Book Workshops with local artist, Susan Supola. Susan will teach you the how-tos to take a book and make it into something spectacular- no experience necessary! You can use any book (old, new, recycled or multiple – but NOT a library book!) and cut, tear, glue, fold, draw, paint, or otherwise create exciting additions and alterations to the pages in any way you can dream up! This is a fun, pressure-free way to get creative and make a very unique piece of art.

An Introduction to Altered Books Workshop will take place on February 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and two Hands-On Workshops will be held March 4 and March 11 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Finally, on April 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. a Problem Solving Workshop will be held to help people put the finishing touches on their altered book projects. Each workshop has limited space, basic materials will be provided, and registration is required.

These workshops are highly recommended for anyone participating in Art Speaks Volumes- an event brought to you by the Longview Library Foundation and The Friends of the Library. Art Speaks Volumes invites creative people of all ages to make altered books for a silent auction to be held on May 2 (all proceeds from the auction will be used to help provide funding for the Longview Library’s special needs including the Koth Art Gallery, Northwest Voices, and the youth summer reading program). During the Friends of Library book sale that runs from January 23 through the 25 you can even get free books to alter for Art Speaks Volumes!

Please call the Longview Library at 360.442.5300 for more information on Art Speaks Volumes, or to sign up for the Altered Book Workshops.

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