Instructor: Michael Giaquinto
June 19 - 23
1pm - 4pm
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We will be turning books, book covers and their pages into art by altering used hard-cover books and their pages. The book and pages will become your canvas, as you paint, draw, cut, fold, tear, stamp and whatever else you can think of to create your own work of art. It can become a collage as well or a mixed-media piece. Instruction will be given each day as you progress using the different techniques you are presented with to create your Altered Book.
Michael A. Giaquinto is the Exhibitions Curator at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He studied at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA & North Carolina State University, where he studied art history. He taught art at John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA. He teaches acrylic painting and drawing for adults at the Weny Education Center at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. He has held workshops at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, and Truro Center for the Arts. Giaquinto was awarded “Craftsman of the Year” by the Early American Life Magazine in 2001 and 2005. He is shown in Deborah Forman’s book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artist on Abstraction, 2015.
All images: Michael Giaquinto