Sun, Jul 23|
The Thinking Spot
Book Art Workshop
Create your own Book Art with local Artist Carly Frei of Fiction Reshaped!
Time & Location
Jul 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Thinking Spot, 3311 County Rd 101 #4, Wayzata, MN 55391, USA
About the event
In this 2-hr class, we will learn how to fold the pages of an old book to create the shape of a heart. We’ll take an old book that is no longer being used, give it some love and new life, and turn it into a beautiful sculptural book that looks great on your bookshelf. You will use a pattern and learn basic paper folding techniques and strategies to create this unique design, and come away with a new way to repurpose old books!
*Participants are welcome to bring their own used books to use for the class or use a book that will be available to choose from.
Local Artist Carly Frei is the artist behind Fiction Reshaped. Besides creating and making art, she loves reading books, watching movies, eating popcorn, and spending time with her family.
She has this to say about her folding art:
"When working with recycled vintage books there are miscellaneous fonts and sizes, illustrations, different colored worn pages, and not to mention, many creative stories. This allows me to have fun when making book art since not one page is ever exactly alike. Since I am hand-creating these works of art with recycled materials, every piece is special because they are each unique and one-of-a-kind!
I first started folding designs into books as a way to relieve the stresses that came with being a teacher. With our move to a new state in 2018, I decided to take the opportunity to do something that I have always loved to do, make art! On top of my passion for art, my husband and I have always been environmentally conscious about our impacts on the world around us and this is one of the reasons that I wanted to work with old vintage books and help reuse them into something new. I started collecting old books that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away. My desire is to extend the lives of these beautiful vintage books and give them a new purpose. These books will add whimsical elegance to any space, in which I hope people will see the beauty in recycling an old unwanted object."
Single Workshop Ticket
Workshop registration for one person. Includes $10 material fee.$55.00