Seth Apter "Table of Contents" Workshop | Feb 9-11th 2018 | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Seth Apter "Table of Contents" Workshop | Feb 9-11th 2018
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Seth Apter "Table of Contents" Workshop

  • Instructor Seth Apter
  • Date February 9-11, 2018
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Class size limited....

Seth's Bio

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

Seth is an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and he teaches workshops internationally. He has a mixed media line with Spellbinders Paper Arts, a stencil line with StencilGirl Products and a stamp line with Impression Obsession. He is also a member of CHA and a columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine


Workshop Description...

A table of contents typically is an abbreviated listing of chapters in a book and provides an overview of what can be found on the pages within. In our workshop, we will be visually documenting our own personal stories and creating a one-of-a-kind Table of Contents that reflects the chapters of our lives. You will create a series of mixed media booklets that, when stacked together, express your story. The booklets can reflect different ages or stages in your life, people in your world, aspects of your self, experiences you have had, etc. Or you can simply make an unthemed, kick-ass artist book! Techniques we will explore together include painting in layers, surface design, book binding, creating patina on paper, mark making, and more.

Workshop supplies brought by each student to personalize their project: 

2 book covers, approximately 6 x 9 inches. You can use them as is or paint over them. If you like a messy mixed media look, choose vintage covers that have loose threads and wonky edges.

Paper. Bring a good amount of 90-lb watercolor paper (cold press adds texture) for your book pages. To personalize your book also bring your choice of other material for pages such as velum, transparencies, vintage book pages, photographs, thin fabric, tissue, handmade paper, cardstock, decorated paper, etc.

Flotsam & Jetsam. This is how you make your book truly unique. Anything goes: ephemera, photographs, fabric scraps and/or trim, washi, duct and/or masking tape, your own small drawings, cancelled stamps, hand painted and/or gelli plate papers, die cuts, vintage and found paper, flat mementos and keepsakes, small envelopes, etc.

Long fibers in your choice of color/materials to wrap around your finished book. Bring beads, charms or embellishments to add to the fiber if you like. 


Event Schedule........

Friday Feb 9th 2018
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Saturday Feb 10h 2018
9:30am - students arrive at studio. Breakfast & coffee served.
10:00am - 5:00PM workshop
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday Feb 11h 2018
9:30am - students arrive at studio. Breakfast & coffee served.
10:00am - 2:00pm workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person. If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds.

Emergency Cancellations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.

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