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52 card Pickup by Seth Apter

Seth Apter Mixed Media Workshops at Artistic Artifacts

In January 2015, Seth Apter taught two classes at Artistic Artifacts:

We will be hosting Seth again in 2016 ... we hope you will join us! (Traveling in for class from out of the area? Visit our About Us page for links to local accomodations.)

For Your Eyes Only by Seth Apter

For Your Eyes Only

Saturday, January 24, 2015:

Capture and contain your artistic spirit in the form of a one-of-a-kind artist book. In this workshop you will transform the most basic of materials — commercial book covers, cardstock, and paper — into a memorable and unique page-turner.

The focus of the class will be on learning a no-sew binding technique that will allow you to bind single sheets into your book. Once your books are bound, we will discuss creating collaged pages using a gridded-background technique. Your choice of ephemera, stamps, rub ons, marks, drawings, etc. will be used to add design to the pages.

You will leave with a fully-bound book and will have made a start on your inner, collaged pages — which, given the limitations of time, you will need to complete at home.

This class is tailored to both the beginner and the advanced bookmaker. Register online now »

Interior view of For Your Eyes Only by Seth Apter
Seth Apter’ For Your Eyes Only journal. Remember that because of the limitations of the class time, you will be finishing much of the embellishing and interior decorations at home after the class.
Page example, For Your Eyes Only by Seth Apter

Supply List, For Your Eyes Only:

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52 Card Pickup by Seth Apter52 Card Pickup

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A deck...52 cards. A year...52 weeks. Make the most of this synchronicity by creating a one-of-a-kind, mixed media journal that you can use to document a year in your life, week by week.

In this workshop we will start by taking an ordinary deck of playing cards and, by using paint and paper, end up with a unique and personal journal... small in size but large in impact. Along the way you will learn the secrets of creating textured and layered backgrounds, the basics of collage composition, and tricks of the trade to tie it all together. The uses for your creation are limited only by your imagination and can include a place to hold your weekly journaling, goals, documentation, affirmations, drawings, photographs, thoughts, love notes, or anything else. In this workshop, you will always be dealt a winning hand. Register online now »

Supply List, 52 Card Pickup:

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52 Card Pickup interior pages by Seth Apter


About Seth Apter

Seth Apter, mixed media artist, instructor and authorSeth Apter is a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. His artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books, independent zines, and national magazines.

Seth is the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis for his books The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed-Media Artist, published by North Light Books. He also has two workshop DVDs: Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques and Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal.

Seth’s live workshops have been held throughout the United States as well as Mexico and Australia. He is a member of the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), a blogger for Spellbinders Paper Arts, and a stencil designer for StencilGirl Products. Plans for many more exciting artistic adventures are in the works!

Visit Seth’s website at

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