Give your summer an incredible lift studying Book Collage with us in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We will study abstract composition, the principles of design, and a myriad of methods for altering this wonderful material of the discarded book. Our countryside studio/home is perfectly situated for enjoying the magnificent clouds and skies of the summer monsoon season.

Workshop Offerings

The Mini Enchilada

The Mini Enchilada is the core unit of the Book Collage workshops.  Here we seek to unravel the secrets of compelling composition. The inherent elasticity of the collage process combined with the very diverse and interesting material of discarded books, give us a powerful laboratory to work in.

This workshop is perfect for explorers who are looking to get their feet wet without the added work of sourcing their own materials. Start with a library of pre-sourced material and get to work.

Class Structure
  • Demo and Instruction 30%
  • Creating 60%
  • Daily Critique 10%

The Whole Enchilada

The Whole Enchilada includes the core ingredients of the Mini,  but then goes on to explore techniques to alter book covers, paperback and hardback, to make our own collage elements.

​This workshop is perfect for the curious, those who want a deep dive in sourcing materials not only for their importance in creating additional works, but for the balance and intrigue of source collection itself.

Class Structure
  • Sourcing Instruction 20%
  • Theory Instruction 20%
  • Creating 55%
  • Final Critique 5%

Upcoming Workshops

April 30- May 4, 2018:   Whidbey Island, WA

The Whole Enchilada –  Book Collage intensive

mon-fri, 5 days

$675 + $25 materials

Pacific Northwest Art School

July 25-28, 2018:  Santa Fe Studio, NM

The Mini Enchilada –  Abstract Design with Collage

thurs-fri & mon-wed, 5 days

$375 + tax, tools and materials are included 

August 21-28, 2018:   Santa Fe Studio, NM

The Whole Enchilada –  Book Collage intensive

thurs-fri & mon-wed, 5 days

$675 + tax, tools and materials are included 

Student Testimonials

I learned more about collage from you in a week than I’ve learned in years! You are an incredibly talented artist and teacher – totally worth the trip from NYC (though I wish you lived closer).

Stephanie Ross Suskin


I really enjoyed the surprise and challenge of working with unfamiliar materials. Small pieces of paper that I hadn’t collected for a specific reason, I had to rely on color and shape, not reference to my intention for it.

Sarah Milne


It was a wonderful experience exploring and creating abstract compositions. Using snippets of materials from hardcover and paperback books – titles, texts, images, diagrams, blocks of color, shapes, fabric, stitching – I’ve completed a new series of works using these wonderful found materials.

Bonnie Binkert

Santa Fe

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