I will be away between Wednesday 9/28 and Monday 10/3 to particpate in the first MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Crafts Festival. The shop will remain open but my last post office run will be early Tuesday morning 9/27. Shipping will resume on Tuesday 10/4. Thank you! 

Book Marks: A new Facebook Live Workshop


A 3-hour Facebook-Based Mixed Media Workshop with Seth Apter 

Registration now open for recorded version

Cost of workshop: $45


We will be exploring a wide-range of mixed media techniques in this live, online workshop. Together we will create a series of mixed media booklets filled front to back with abstract, organic, layered pages.

The emphasis will be on letting go, moving beyond your comfort zone, and creating without thinking. We will focus on technique and process, allowing the pages to naturally unfold and working on not being overly attached to the outcome.

In the initial part of the class, we will work the surface of both paper and fabric to create the base for your pages as well as the collage material to be used on these pages later in class. Without an advanced plan, we will use paint, ink, and other mediums to build our layers and develop the visual story for our booklets.

Collaging, mark making, and hand stitching follow to further develop and enhance our surfaces. With each of these techniques, we will attempt to identify our own personal voice and artistic approach.

Ultimately all these steps and all your pages will be stitched together to create our artist booklets. 


Supply list:

My booklets measure approximately 4 x 4.5 inches closed and 8 x 4.5 inches open. Yours may be as small or large as you prefer. Please consider your booklet size when you choose the size of your paper and fabric pieces.

-Paper. Your choice and your favorite. Could include watercolor, card stock, velum, deli paper, transparencies, washi, vintage book pages, gelli plate papers, found paper, tissue, handmade paper, decorated/scrapbook paper, etc. 

-Fabric. Your choice of fabric pieces, at least some of which are large enough to be pages.

-Paint brushes (for painting and gluing) 

-Water container and paint palette

-Acrylic paint 

-Dye Spray

-Matte medium and glue stick

-Smooth craft/makeup sponges 

-Ink pads - dye ink (for example, Distress) and/or permanent (for example, StazOn or Archival)

-Scissors and/or craft knife and cutting mat

-Needle and thread. Can be waxed linen and/or sewing thread

-Favorite stamps, stencils and mark makers (gel pens, pencils, markers, paint pens, etc.)

-Optional – awl, ruler, baby wipes, commercial supplies (washi tapes, rub-ons, etc.)


The Skinny:

- You need to have a Facebook account to participate as the class takes place in a private Facebook Group that only includes paid attendees. 

-The group will remain open so that you can go back and watch the video as often as you like.

-Consider the group your community, where you can ask questions and post pictures of your project.

-Attendance at the 3-hour workshop costs $45USD. Payment is accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 

-There will be no refunds once you have registered.

-Once registered, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Search Facebook for the group Seth Apter Book Marks and request to join. Or simply click here. In order for me to recognize you so that I can approve you for the group, you must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page as you continue through the registration process.

-Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access a downloadable and printable PDF.

-To watch the video live, come to the group at the start time and it will be playing. If you do not see it, refresh your browser until it appears. After the live class, you will see the video pinned to the top. It can also always be found by clicking on the Media link.

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