Thursday, October 21, 2010

Portland Art and Soul Art Book Class

I was lucky enough to take a class with Leighanna Light at the Art and Soul Retreat in Portland, Oregon last week. The class was The Construction of an Art Book. We made it out of long strips of canvas that we folded to make book pages. Leighanna taught us great collage techniques -- painting, distressing, using copper patina on canvas (who knew you could do that?), attaching rivets, gluing and painting great papers. The class was informative, but then we were left to do our own playing. It was a fun group of women, from all over. I was surprised to find that there were a few others from Florida in the class! Here are some of the creations from the ladies in the class:

And this is the book that I made:


Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love your book - my favorite!
Looks like so much fun... your creative mind must be whirling!

RuffHaven said...

I must have missed this post. I am running back through some of my favorite blogs and realized I had somehow missed a few of your posts.
I love this book. I have never been able to attend an Art and Soul event. The timing is never right. Even though they have one here on the east coast.

leighanna light said...

Thanks so much for posting these pcs- and the music was Fabulous, we listened to it for hours on the way home!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love all the books here, especially your! You are so lucky to take a class with Leighanna Light, I am jealous! roxanne

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Suzanne! I love this book!! That class must've been absolutely wonderful! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go to Art and Soul!!