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Altered Books and Boxes

July 13, 2024
10 am – 4 pm

Altered Books and Boxes

July 13, 2024, 10 am – 4 pm

Transform books and boxes into art objects. They become a canvas, a sculpture or a reliquary of personally meaningful content. Draw inspiration from the book’s author or content, or purely use the book as a structure. Incorporate paper cutting, collage, bookmaking and other processes. Cristina will have books and boxes on hand, or bring your own, along with small objects and images to include. Learn bookmaking, paper cutting, drawing and collage techniques to reinvent books and boxes into something new.

An altered book is “”any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.”” With no rules, the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination.

Throughout the day, we’ll construct several projects to practice techniques and to get familiar with the materials. A large assortment of scrap papers, collage materials…random bits of all sorts will be available. Think about adding your own photos, personal artifacts, and ephemera to the mix!

Enrollment: Adult – Min: 5 Max: 10

Members: $150           Non-members:$175; $30 materials fee paid to instructor in class

Instructor: Cristina Hajosy

Cristina Hajosy is a mixed media artist, art educator and designer based in Greater Boston. She is the owner of Hajosy Arts (, an art studio of photography, printmaking, book arts, and historical decorative arts, especially paper marbling and paste paper. She is the co-founder and president of New England Book Artists ( Her work strives to foster understanding and personal growth through book arts education and the creation of beautifully challenging and personally satisfying art. Her passion for marbling began with paper, specifically to be used in the context of bookbinding. It swiftly moved to fabrics, textiles, wood and found objects.  She finds marbled patterns can be conceptualized into mixed media contexts in unique ways.  Often feminist, body-related, and occasionally narrative, her marbled artworks take this traditional craft into a contemporary, often turbulent place.

Class Scholarship Opportunity

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Windgate Foundation for their generous contribution towards making scholarships available to craft learners. Thanks to their support, we are able to offer financial aid to those who are passionate about learning and creating. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out the scholarship application form, applications are processed on a rolling basis.

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Registration & Refund Info
Registration is not complete and spaces cannot be held until tuition is paid in full. 

Fuller Craft Museum reserves the right to cancel any workshop with 48 hours’ notice to enrolled participants.

Fuller Craft Museum may cancel workshops or classes due to low enrollment. The decision to cancel a course which does not meet its required minimum enrollment is made 3-5 days prior to the class start date. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified at least 48 hours in advance via email or phone and full tuition will be refunded.

A 75% tuition refund will be given on withdrawals made two or more weeks before start date of workshop. No reimbursement will be given for withdrawals after a course/workshop has begun.

A student missing a regularly scheduled course will not receive a refund. Courses not held due to inclement weather or instructor’s absence will be rescheduled by extending the course. If the course cannot be rescheduled, students will receive a full refund. 

Transfer of ticket payments to future classes is not permitted. If you would like a refund to pay for a future class, the above tuition refund policies apply.