Visual Storytelling

May 4th, 2024 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Molly Meng
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $220
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Altered books are an accessible medium for individuals self-conscious of their own art-making abilities. In this workshop, students will create a large statement with their creative designs based on mixed media and paper crafting techniques with an array of materials and tools supplied in class.

Students will come to class with a short anecdote, lyrics, or quote of their choosing. Using a child’s small board book as their canvas, they'll explore a variety of altered-book techniques such as collage, painting, stenciling, and pop-ups to bring those words to visual life!

Students will end the day with a book packed full of techniques and ideas; an infinitely customizable, creative experimentation process that can be applied to many future artist book projects. 

Molly will supply the prepped board books and an array of materials and tools to share. Students will need to bring a short story (several sentences), lyrics, quote, or other text to write, paint, collage, and otherwise design into a book. We’ll have a brief zoom meeting sometime before the workshop to help narrow down your story/idea so you can come in prepared to create!

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: 

  • A short story (several sentences), quote, lyrics, or other text; to be discussed with Molly before class
  • Anything personal students would like to include: photos, collage images, particular writing tools, textiles, etc. In every workshop I lead, I always recommend students bring personal materials with them to used in their unique, creative piece of art.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 4, 2024 :: 10am-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Molly Meng (she/her)

Molly C. Meng studied literature with a personal minor in collecting other people’s lives.  An obsession with old notebooks, vintage photos, and every single discarded book that exists, her work reimagines untold stories behind the otherwise forgotten items of everyday. The medium of collage in both paper and textiles is Molly’s dominant form of communicating.  She teaches creative workshops around the U.S. Molly C. Meng is currently living and working in New Hampshire.

Past Student Reviews:

"Such a fun class. Molly is so full of energy and inspiration. So great to get a dose of a creative instructor."

"Fun project, encouraging and positive instructor, lots of inspiration for future versions."

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375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States