Altered Books Crafting Class with Kiona Millirons

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Alter an old book into a three-dimensional work of art focusing on a woman’s journey. The theme can be focused on a personal journey, goal, experience or a historical journey of someone significant in your life. Artists will learn the basics of altered books in this introductory class: how to choose the right book for your idea, deciding which method and technique to use in the alteration, and learning basic techniques in laying a foundation for a finished piece will be discussed. All supplies will be furnished, including books. Feel free to bring your own book to alter if you have a special one in mind. Hard cover books are encouraged.

Kiona Millirons is a teaching artist. She has taught art classes for children, teens and adults for the Metropolitan Library System for ten years. She also travels the state of Oklahoma teaching art in other state libraries. She teaches classes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as well. Kiona is also teaching parents of children ages birth through four the importance of art to their child’s development through Smart Start in the schools. She travels to 52 elementary schools in the Oklahoma City district. Kiona is passionate about art and its impact on development and positive change. Kiona received her BFA from Oklahoma City University in 1996 and her MFA from the University of Oklahoma in 1998.