Altered Books

Transform books, old or new, into art objects. The book becomes a canvas, a sculpture or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s author or content, or purely use the book as a structure. Incorporate paper cutting, collage, decollage, bookmaking and other processes. The instructor will have books on hand, or bring your own, along with small objects and images to include. Transform used books into art objects. Learn bookmaking, paper cutting, drawing, collage and decollage techniques to reinvent used books into something new. Bring some books and some small objects and images to include.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens with instructor's permission

Skill Level

All Levels




Bring to class:

  • a book 
  • some small objects and images to include
$20 materials fee, payable in class

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1W: Friday, 9am–3pm 

Jan 13, 2017 (snow day make-up Jan 20)

$74 - OPEN ($35 materials fee payable in class)

Instructor: Cristina Hajosy