The Book As Art

July 1 - 5

The Book As Art

WEEK TWO (5-day): July 1 – 5, 2019  Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

The Book as Art

During the last twenty years, the book has been radically transformed into a medium for creative expression. Artists have diversified the book by innovating hand-made books, altered books and book sculptures. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore and experiment with the book as a form of art, providing basic skills and techniques at individual levels through projects that encourage creativity.

Using a wide range of techniques such as paper cutting, layering, folding, ripping, sewing, and collaging, the workshop will introduce basic forms of hand-made books such as accordion, star, tunnel and cut outs, while expanding on these techniques to incorporate found objects to make imaginatively crafted works of art. Extending work with hand-made books and book sculptures, the workshop will also engage with painting, drawing and collage to alter existing books into new forms. No experience is necessary, just a love for creative process!

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $706 (Inclusive of a $681 tuition and a $25 material fee for specific supplies provided by the instructor which will include books, specialty papers and food colouring)

Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Connie Michele Morey

Connie Michele Morey is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the materials and practices of sculpture, working primarily with wood, ceramics, textiles and book arts. She received her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Lethbridge focusing on ceramics and sculpture and then completed graduate work in Art Education. Connie is the Programming Manager at Arc.hive Artist Run Centre and teaches sculpture, drawing, painting at the University of Victoria and supports on an on-call basis with the Ceramics Program at Camosun College. She has exhibited and performed locally, across Canada and overseas in Europe, Australia and Malaysia.


Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before April 15th to avoid disappointment.  
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.


Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.