An altered book is any book that has been transformed by painting, drawing, gluing, sculpting, cutting, piercing, folding, bending, sewing, etc. into a piece of art. My Art 3 students create an altered book each year based on the theme of their choice. Sometimes there themes are personal like a trip they have taken, family holidays, dreams, bucket lists. Some others choose subjects like historical events, countries, cultures, social issues, a play on words, or musical themes. I assign different lessons for each two page layout which include concepts, techniques or new materials. I have never created a book myself, so my students have challenged me to complete one this year. Here is my first entry. The first assignment was to give a visual explanation of the chosen theme and include a quote. My theme is about my recent trip to Turkey and Greece.