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Mixed Media Wild Journals 1F19

Susan Porter class Journal

Create colorful, textured art journal pages, using paint, printmaking techniques, stamping, stenciling and collage. Transform your pages into intricate, multilayered surfaces. Add dimensions by cutting and folding. Add extensions, pop-outs, windows and pockets. Make each page a one-of-a-kind canvas for words, drawings, images and photographs. Bring a blank journal; all other materials will be provided. Limit 8 students

Learn more about the instructor and project samples:

Wild Journals Series Dates:

• Thurs. November 7- Getting Started-Paper & Paint

• Thurs. November 14 -  Extensions, Cut-Outs & Windows

• Thurs. November 21 -  Stamps, Stencils, Simple Printmaking

• Thurs. December 5 -  Pop-Ups, Pockets & Envelopes

• Thurs. December 12 - Collage, Transfers & Covers

• Thurs. December 19 - Story, Text & Narrative

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

Susan Porter began to combine book making and journal writing as a staff member of Boston Children’s Museum in the 1970's. Her colorful, multi-dimensional art journals blur boundaries between collage, printmaking and book arts. In recent years, she taught these hybrid forms to adults, teens and children through Cooperative Artists Institute and The Peace Drum Project – and now at the Eliot School.

Her books have been shown widely at libraries, through Beyond the Book exhibitions and at Hamill Gallery. She holds a BS in Education from Boston College, with additional study at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Montserrat College of Art and Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown).

“I love every minute in my studio, but teaching brings a different kind of reward. There is nothing like seeing that look of wonder cover a student’s face when they realize they have created something of beauty.”

book arts
Materials & Tools:

Things to bring:

• A sketchbook or two (NOT spiral bound) 

• Favorite drawing tools 

• Scissors 

• Bone folder

• Olfa or X-Acto knife (and extra blades)

• Metal ruler & pencil

• Cutting mat (if you have one. Don’t buy one!) 

• Glue sticks

• Apron or paint shirt

 (Certain weeks may require some additional materials.)