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Visual Storytelling: The Transformative Art of Altered Book-Making

Aug 4-8, 2019

A short course with Jesse White
(Sunday dinner through Thursday lunch.)

$810/private room; $730/shared room; $450/commuter. Materials fee included.

If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please click on the link for our Financial Assistance Application form, below. Do NOT register online.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.


Learn how to recreate an existing book into your own interactive work of art. Altered book-making is a powerful way to process a life change, or to honor an important memory or vision. Journey through a creative and spiritual process of introspection and self-expression. Use paint or fancy papers. Build windows, doorways, drawers, or scrolls. Embed sentimental objects. Add your own words or find a poem within the existing text. Your book will carefully hold what you give it. As you transform your book, you may find yourself transformed as well. Limit of 16.

Leader(s)

Jesse WhiteJesse White is the Arts and Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies: Creative and Spiritual Process joined with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College. Jesse works as an arts educator and art therapist and directs Pigeon Arts, a cathartic art-making organization in Philadelphia. She is a member of Frankford Friends Meeting (PA).

Travel directions to Pendle Hill. FAQs about Short-Term Education Programs (please read before calling). Click to view flyer. Click to view the Fall 2018-Winter 2019 Arts and Spirituality Programs brochure.