Short Vine
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA


Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Renew: An Altered Book Project

Ages 18+

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Altered book making is upcycling and repurposing an existing book into a new piece of art. This is achieved through a variety of art materials and techniques, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpting and fibers. Facilitators provide the opportunity to create, collaborate and support each group member as they make their individual altered book. All art materials, including a variety of books, will be provided.

  • Session: 8 weeks (February 11 – March 31, 2020)
  • Cost: $150/session
  • Class Size: 6 – 14 students needed to register for this class
  • How to Register: Please email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Renew: An Altered Book Project” in the subject line. Class registration will be confirmed via email, with tuition due prior to the first day of class.

About the Instructor: The Meeting Tree
The Meeting Tree is owned and operated by two art therapists, Amy Smethurst and Avery Blair-Wilson. When these Cincinnati natives first met, they quickly learned they had parallel lives. Amy and Avery both attended Mount Notre Dame High School and ventured to Chicago to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After marrying their partners in Kentucky, both Amy and Avery returned to Cincinnati. Despite attending the same schools, living in the same neighborhoods, they did not meet until their return to Cincinnati. When their lives finally aligned, an immediate connection grew into a deep friendship and artistic collaboration.


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