Media & Techniques

Simple and Beautiful Altered Book Techniques for the Classroom

I LOVE altered books! This is a great project because it allows students to upcycle something that may have gone into the trash and transform it into a beautiful piece of sculptural art. Here are some of my favorite techniques to use in an altered book!

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Have you up-cycled something recently in the art room?

What other techniques would you add to the list? 

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Jessica Balsley

Jessica Balsley is AOEU’s Founder and a former AOEU Writer and elementary art educator. She is passionate about helping art teachers enhance their lives and careers through relevant professional development.

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