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Altered Books

Altered Books is a form of art where books are transformed by the sculptural act of an artist, whose techniques such as cutting, pasting, drawing or painting modifies a book’s appearance and meaning. 

There are many techniques, styles, and processes for altering books. You can decorate pages with rubber stamping, decoupage, folding, adding color, burning edges, cutting, adding embellishments, painting, beading edges, adding photos or ephemera, and blocking out words to make new phrases. 

Target Audience

  • This workshop is aimed at anyone who has a love of books, reading and art.   
  • Open to ages 15 – 105. 

Our Trainer

  • This creative workshop will be led by local art practitioner and teacher Elizabeth Smythe who has over 20 years’ experience as an art trainer in adult education.  


  • Discover your inner artist or improve your existing skills. You’ll be surprised at how creative you can be. Meet new likeminded people and make meaningful connections.  

What to Bring

  • Apron/shirt/smock 
  • Old towel 
  • Ruler 
  • Led pencil and rubber 
  • Note pad  

SCCC will provide

  • Glue sticks 
  • Scissors 
  • A basic set of watercolor tubes, pastels, watercolor pencils, and acrylic paints. 
  • Paint brushes 
  • Glass jars 
  • Art paper  
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits 

Course Date

 February 2024 exact date TBC. To express your interest please call the office on (02) 4472 9202

Entry Requirements

  •  Be willing to enjoy the experience of creating something new and unique to you!   

Delivery Locations

  • Batemans Bay – South Coast College

Fees and Funding

  • There is a course fee of $85 which includes material provided by SCCC and light refreshments.