Altered Book Workshop
with Rachael Ashe
September 20, 2014


This workshop is an introduction to examples and techniques for transforming old books into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. There is an unlimited potential for creating interesting work by altering books through cutting, folding, rolling, collage, etc. This course will demonstrate a selection of techniques and provide a starting point for creating work of your own. The goal will be to complete one finished altered book by the end of the workshop. Please bring at least two old books you would like to work with, one for experimenting, and one to make a completed project with. Invite your friends on Facebook >

Photos of student work from previous workshops can be viewed here >

Student Provided Materials:
2 hardcover Books (stitched binding preferred)
White glue
Xacto knife
Small paint brush
Cutting mat
Bone folder knife
small spring clamps

Optional Materials:
Thread & needles
Beads & buttons
Small objects
Decorative papers
Acrylic or watercolour paint
Rubber stamps & ink pads
Foam brush

A multi-disciplinary artist, Rachael Ashe began her career as a graduate of the Creative Photography program at Humber College, specializing in portraiture and toy cameras. Over the past five years her focus has evolved from photography to paper-based work, notably altered book sculpture, paper cutting, and paper engineering. Rachael is process driven, with a belief in learning by doing and is constantly experimenting to push the boundaries of her work as an artist.

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