Wild Journals Weekend 1S22
Using a store-bought hardbound sketchbook, you will learn several processes for creating a dramatic journal you can use for writing, collecting, collaging, or whatever suits your taste. Learn techniques for painting and surface design along with new ways to create windows and flaps for your one-of-a-kind journal. By the end of the weekend, you will leave with a book well-in-process and many new techniques for continuing your journal through to completion.
Limit 8 students
Learn more about the instructor and project samples:
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.”
Materials to bring to class:
Canson or ProArt hardbound sketchbook
favorite drawing tools (eg. Markers, colored pencils, pastels, Sharpies, etc.)
pencil & ruler
Olfa or Xacto blade
Cutting mat or sheet of thick cardboard