Published March 12, 2020

This workshop will engage in mixed media applications of collage in combination with drawing, painting, and/or various adhesive techniques that can be utilized in the bookmaking process by means of creating interesting book cover surfaces and sketchbook entries or entry page surfaces.
Students will also explore using pages from books; combining text and image in unique ways to layer meaning and context to the book’s content.
Class tuition includes instruction and materials

Melissa Schappell, Mixed Media Visual Artist, and Art Educator received her BFA from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown at recognized institutions including the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Mary Washington. She has been awarded in juried exhibitions, including a Best of Show at d”Art Center’s National Juried Exhibition and the Award of Excellence in the Virginia Artist Juried Exhibition 2017 at Charles H. Taylor Arts Center.
Examples of her artwork are found at

Collage Workshop for Bookmakers
Class is expected to be rescheduled for fall 2020
Instructor: Melissa Schappell
Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center
Additional materials you may wish to bring to the class (.pdf document)

For additional class information: Melissa Schappell <>
Virginia Center for the Book questions: Garrett Queen <>



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