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Altered Book Journals: Document Your life, Travel and More! Do you have a passion for old books? The desire to journal in more creative and unique ways? In this class you will learn how to transform an old, discarded book into a very personal, expressive journal. You will learn how to prepare your book for journaling—including mixed media techniques with acrylic paints, ink, rubber stamps, collage, photographs and niches. Creative journal writing prompts will also be discussed. Beginners welcome! December 4, 12-5 p.m. $ 86. UW campus, Seattle, Wa.To register, call UW Experimental College at 206-68-LEARN, or visit http://exco.org
Miracles in Wax
Learn the basics of working with the exciting medium of encaustics while carving your own little “miracles” into warm beeswax. In Latin America, the milagro (“miracle”) is a small trinket that depicts a part of the body that is ailing a loved one. This can include images such as heads, hands, hearts, eyes and more. You will work on a milagro design of your own, then transfer the image to your encaustic surface. After carving the design, you will be able to experiment with color and texture using various mixed media, such as ink and powdered pigment. Nov. 18 & 20, class fee $85., $12. materials fee payable to instructor. Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, Wa. To register, call 425-257-8380.