Swatches: Little Paper Books

Artist and Instructor~Kelly Kilmer
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 11:00-3:00
Workshop fee: $80.00

Join Los Angeles altered book artist Kelly Kilmer as she shares her techniques for building altered books from beginning to end. She will share with you her plethora of unique art papers she has gathered collected for years.

Kelly is absolutely addicted to these little books. I guarantee after this class, you will be too! After you pick from a hodge podge of "found" papers, you will assemble a variety of little paper books. Kelly will lead you as you assemble a small pile of "swatches" learning a quick and easy bookbinding stitch as you go. You will then start to work on the pages, working in multiple books at one time. Listening to your muses (no criticism only soft whispers of "go for it...") you will collage, stamp, doodle, stitch and play on the pages. You will learn how to work fast. You will learn a variety of new mixed media collage techniques. You will walk out with a small pile of books that you can toss in a bag and bring with you anywhere and everywhere.

Tools to bring:
Favorite Glue stick, Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels or old rag. Questions? Please email Kelly at

All class fees are prepaid. Contact class manager Dede Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!