Saturday, February 5, 2011

Altered Books for Creative Writing

This project was a joint venture between Mr. Heyler and Mr. Wales. The Creative Writing class came to the art room to start Creative Writing Journals made from altered books. We used acrylic paint to decorate books with abstract painting techniques and watercolor to make new pages. Students also looked at several examples of altered book journals. Then, everybody went off in different directions. As you can see from the examples, some students used themes from the books as prompts to create poetry, others collected their original poems, drawings, collages, song lyrics, and even recipes.

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