Monday, June 23, 2008

Niche Book Class: Success!

Last week I taught an art camp for kids, four hours a day for five straight days. I was blown away by the kids' interest and industriousness! They produced stunning books with a niche cut into the back to house several treasures, each of which corresponded to a spread in the book. We did more than 20 collage, acrylic, and mixed media techniques.

This photo shows the width, weight and colorful look of the finished books:

Here's the group (with my art work displayed at the art center in the background!):

And here are several of their covers, which were textured with spackle, into which we embedded items and drew lines, etc. We then painted them and added metallic with Rub 'n buff.

Here are some random interior pages, with envelopes and pockets and tags:

Here are some awesome pop-up pages!

And finally, here are some of the secret niches, with their symbolic items inside:

If you're interested in seeing more photos of the class, you can go to my flickr page here. Or you can go to Melissa's Mac page here.


Nona Parry said...

Where is the Pink and Gold cover??? That's my BIG FAVE. And the green back with the embedded charms???

You obviously did a Really Great job teaching ABs! The results are Spectacular!

Penney said...

These are fabulous! The kids did a great job, I bet they had a blast!


Sharon House said...

These kids are giving us "old hands" at altered books a run for our money! These are fantastic... I am totally impressed with their creativity... what fun they must have had.