Artist Books from Found Materials

Bind your own books from alternative and eco-friendly materials, then fill them with a variety of techniques like cutting, folding, stenciling, printing, image transfers, painting and dyeing, collage, writing and more. Together and individually, explore your neighborhood and home environments to hunt for treasures to incorporate. The studio will become a museum of unusual materials for making and embellishing one-of-a-kind books. Leave with your own collection of inspired, personal, visually complex books. Limit 8 students



Other Summer Craft Intensives

Immerse yourself in craftsmanship, creativity and community. Exchange ideas, inspire each other during classroom walkthroughs.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to class:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Metal ruler (cork back will keep it from slipping)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Awl (for making holes)
  • Olfa knife and/or Xacto knife + extra blades
  • Binder clips (1" and 2")
  • Large paper clips
  • Glue sticks
  • A bottle of PVA or white glue
  • Your favorite drawing tools (markers, gel pens, crayons, colored pencils, graphite, etc.)
  • Block of 140 lb watercolor paper (Strathmore or Fluid brand) (6" x 12" or 6" x 18")
  • Block of mixed media paper (9" x 12")
  • Optional additional items could include: favorite scraps of special papers, old photographs, an old dictionary, orphan jewelry and other paper or small objects that could be incorporated into your work.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Summer 2017

Section 1: Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
1M: Aug 7–11,  2017
Instructor: Susan Porter