Step into the studio of Hampshire artist Bethany Y Milam.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Altered Book Art Children's Project
I have just finished a project with the North Hampshire Home Education Group. The children were challenged to design and create two altered book artworks, using a variety of media and techniques. The artworks have all been based on a narrative. The stories chosen have included a favourite book, stories written by the students and non-fiction events.
The first book made use of wire modelling and paper mâché giving the impression that the story was exploding or growing out from the book.
The second book was altered by cutting into it, collaging, deconstructing, drawing, painting, weaving, sewing, felting or folding.
The children aged between 7 and 14 have interpreted the brief in different ways to produce a wide variety of outcomes. On The last week the children held an exhibition of their work for family and friends. Everyone was impressed by the children’s work and achievements.