Visual Storytelling: The Transformative Art of Altered Book-making

June 14, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Offered by Pendle Hill


Visual Storytelling: The Transformative Art of Altered Book-making

Jun 14-18, 2017

Jesse White

$750/private room; $640/shared room; $410/commuter

Please note: this short course runs (non-traditionally) Wednesday evening through Sunday at noon. Limit of 16.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Learn how to recreate an existing book into your own work of art. Use paint or fancy papers. Build windows, doorways, drawers, or scrolls. Embed sentimental objects. Add your own words or find a poem within the existing text. Altered book-making is a powerful way to process a life change, or to honor an important memory or vision. As you transform a book, you may find yourself transformed as well.

Pendle Hill will supply books suitable for altering along with ample supplies for altering and decorating them. If you have a book that is important for you to transform, it should be hardbound with a firm binding and without yellowed pages. You are also invited to bring items or adornments that have significance to you if you wish to use them.


Jesse WhiteJesse White is the Arts and Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies: Creative and Spiritual Process joined with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College. Jesse works as an arts educator and art therapist and directs Pigeon Arts, a cathartic art-making organization in Philadelphia. She is a member of Frankford Friends Meeting (PA).


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