Come and join Edinburgh paper and book artist Isabell Buenz for a series of fun and relaxing workshops for all abilities and anybody with an interest in upcycling and art. During the months of October to December you will have the opportunity to explore the world of ’Altered Books’ or ‘Book Sculptures’ whilst helping to rescue second-hand books from landfill!
During each 3-hour workshop you will learn to transform old and discarded books into pieces of
sculptural art, functional items, or exclusive presents. You will create your own unique treasure
using simple techniques with surprising results.
Learn how to fold, tear, cut, glue, stamp, paint and stitch the pages of your chosen book. Decorate
your creations with collage, pockets, small 3D objects, papier-mâché, and other embellishments.
Each workshop will focus on a specific aspect of book art. The workshops can be taken in isolation;
however, by attending more workshops, you will be able to develop your skills and challenge
In this workshop you will create a one-off sculpture that tells a story related to the Festive Season and this time of year. Your story could focus on the special meaning this has for you: celebration, traditions, family gatherings, holidays, winter weather, cosy nights in, the season of love and sharing, something close to your heart. Cut or tear your book, create small objects from book pages or other material and combine all into a 3-dimensional piece of art, unique and individual to you.
Participants should bring one or two second hand books (hard or soft back) they would like to transform. These books could relate to the winter and Festive Season or be about a related subject/ title of special interest to the participant. In addition, the following are optional: any paper scraps (tissue, wrapping or other paper), embellishments such as feathers, buttons, sequins, etc. We have some reclaimed books for use if you don't have any books that you can use.
Winter Stories Book Sculpture Workshop (Thursday 14th December 6 - 9pm)
Thursday 14th December
6pm - 9pm