Milligan Libraries Hosts Book Art Workshop

On Tuesday, October 16, Welshimer Library hosted our first-ever book art workshop!

Later this month, we’ll have our Sixth Annual Book+Art Exhibit, when we showcase works of art created from old books that need a new life by Milligan students, faculty, staff, and community members. This year, we coordinated with Dr. Jil Smith (Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, skilled book artist, and frequent Book+Art exhibitor) to hold a drop-in workshop for those interested in learning how to turn books that have outlived their usefulness or been literally loved to pieces into something new. Dr. Joy Drinnon (Professor of Psychology, Director of Undergraduate Research, accomplished book artist, and inveterate Book+Art exhibitor) joined with Dr. Smith in providing suggestions and teaching techniques to bring their visions to life.

All materials were provided, and workshop participants were encouraged to think of way to incorporate various parts of the books, as well as other materials, to make something interesting.

We hope to see these creations and more in our Sixth Annual Book+Art Exhibit, which will be held, as usual, during Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28, at Welshimer Library. All are invited to participate – both to create something new and to come to see what others have made.