Book Marks –A recording of an online class orginally held via Facebook Live on May 10, 2022
To make things work smoothly, please read the following:
--You must include your FB name in the "Order Comments" section that you will see at the bottom of the checkout page after you purchase this class.
--Once you have paid, you need to request an invitation to become a member of the Facebook group in which the class is held. Click here to be taken to the group or search in FB for the group Seth Apter Book Marks and ask to join.
We will be exploring a wide-range of mixed media techniques in this live, online workshop being held on Facebook on Tuesday May 10 from 1:00-4:00pm Eastern. 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.
- The class takes place in a private Facebook Group that only includes paid attendees.
- You need to have a Facebook account to be able to participate.
- 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 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 complete your purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access a downloadable and printable PDF, which simply includes the same info that you are reading now.
- To watch the video, go to the group and you will see the video pinned to the top. It can also always be found by clicking on the Announcements or video links.
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.
-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.
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
-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, bonefolder, ruler, baby wipes, commercial supplies (washi tapes, rub-ons, etc.)