Time & Location
Jul 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – Jul 27, 2023, 3:00 PM
Create Space Langley, Langley, WA 98260, USA
About the event
Funky House Books: A Book Making Class
With Claudia Fuller
A 3-session class: July 13, 20 & 27
Thursdays, 1-3 PM
Suggested donation $30 for the series. If you can't afford $30, please donate as you are able. Your donations ensure the future of Create Space Langley.
Let’s recycle some boxes and paper bags to create fun little books to fill with collage bits and bobs. Join Claudia Fuller for three 2-hour classes in July. In the first class we’ll create our covers from boxes out of your kitchen: think small rice-mix box, small muffin-mix box, brown sugar box or a box from chocolate baking squares.We’ll cut the boxes into small house shapes. Then we’ll glue light weight tissue paper, paper napkins or other fun thin papers onto the shapes. While the glue dries we’ll make our book signatures out of paper bags.In the second class and third class, we’ll sew our signatures into our books and then start collaging and decorating our books.
Gather Your Materials for Funky House Books
Covers: Empty food-mix box or other box - recommended dimensions:Anywhere from 3” wide to 5” tall x 1” depth to 6 by 7 x 1-1/2 “ deep. Think small rice-mix, macaroni and cheese, small muffin-mix, brown sugar, or chocolate baking squares boxes. It’s possible to go with a bigger box (like a cake mix box) but then your signatures will have to be made mostly from grocery store bags.
Papers for Covers: Tissue, lace like doilies so some of the box graphics show, decorative paper napkins, and decorated papers for inside the covers.
Signatures: Two or three grocery bags or other paper bags with logos or words on them.
Collage materials: Old book pages, maps, small magazine pictures, ticket stubs, ephemera, small lightweight jewelry pieces, other bits and bobs. Maybe some beads for adding to the ends of book threads after book is sewn.
Claudia Fuller is a mixed media artist who has always enjoyed creating artful items. Ten years ago, she made her first book and hasn’t stopped since. She makes books for gifts and she makes books to fill with her art making. She uses watercolor papers, book board and book cloth for some journals and recycled boxes and cardboard for others. Filling books with painting, calligraphy, quotes and memorys is how she documents her life.