I have been teaching a free altered book class at my local library since January, but have forgotten to bring my camera until today (so that's why you're hearing about it now for the first time). We meet once a month on the fourth Saturday to alter library discards. I usually spend a good part of the one- two hour session introducing newcomers to the concept. The class or "Altered Book Club" as the librarian publicizes it, is open to ages 8- 100. Now that school is out, I have more kids showing up, but a couple of adults have caught the altered bug. The library provides the books and magazines (and sells a few in the process too!) and glue sticks, scissors, water color paints and the work space. I bring my altered books for inspiration, some found paper and scrapbooking paper, fibers, decorative scissors and enthusiasm. Today I showed how to do paper weaving, but most days I just encourage "play". Often it's just tearing and gluing paper or puddling paint on pages. The kids need little instruction and take to defacing books like ducks to water. The adults need a few minutes to process the idea of "destroying" a book. heehee Both kids and adults discover something new they enjoy.