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Boxes & Wrappers Workshop

175.00

Boxes & Wrappers Workshop

Cathy Hunt – Instructor

Course fee: $175.00

Materials fee: $50 (Payable in cash or check to Cathy Hunt at the first class meeting)’

Dates: Friday, February 1 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 2 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 –p.m.

Sunday, February 3 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience level: all levels

Boxes and wrappers have long been used to protect books, prints, photographs, and collections. These containers appear to be so complex but the principles of construction are straightforward and relatively simple. In this workshop we will make a clam-shell box and a folding, rigid-sided wrapper, using binder’s board for the support and covering with book cloth and paper.  Participants will learn how to determine the dimensions needed for a box or wrapper and the system for utilizing those dimensions to cut all the needed elements for the structure. In additions, participants will be introduced to adhesives and the pros and cons of a variety of materials used in contemporary box making. Participants will receive detailed written instructions for each structure and will leave the workshop with the knowledge to create not just a clam-shell box and a rigid-sided wrapper but also the ability to use the principles learned to make a portfolio, box with a hinged lid, two piece box, and many other structures.

All materials for the box and the wrapper will be supplied. Participants will receive a list of materials needed for the class – most of them are items you probably already have in your art supplies stash.

Supply List:

Materials Fee: $50 (Payable in cash or check to Cathy Hunt at the first class meeting)

-2 or 3 sharp pencils or a mechanical pencil

-White vinyl eraser

-Notebook for taking notes

-Scalpel or Xacto knife and extra blades

-15 to 18  inch ruler (in both inches and metric - if you have it)

-Sharp scissors

-Right Angle – at least 8” on the long side - metal is best but plastic is OK and easiest to find.

Optional – Bring only if you already have

-Utility Knife and extra blades

-Bone folder

What to wear

Warning! Wear old clothes - The adhesives used in box making can damage clothes. An apron helps keep the adhesives off clothing.

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Additional Info

Boxes & Wrappers Workshop

Cathy Hunt – Instructor

Course fee: $175.00

Materials fee: $50 (Payable in cash or check to Cathy Hunt at the first class meeting)

Dates: Friday, February 1 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 2 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 –p.m.

Sunday, February 3 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience level: all levels

Boxes and wrappers have long been used to protect books, prints, photographs, and collections. These containers appear to be so complex but the principles of construction are straightforward and relatively simple. In this workshop we will make a clam-shell box and a folding, rigid-sided wrapper, using binder’s board for the support and covering with book cloth and paper.  Participants will learn how to determine the dimensions needed for a box or wrapper and the system for utilizing those dimensions to cut all the needed elements for the structure. In additions, participants will be introduced to adhesives and the pros and cons of a variety of materials used in contemporary box making. Participants will receive detailed written instructions for each structure and will leave the workshop with the knowledge to create not just a clam-shell box and a rigid-sided wrapper but also the ability to use the principles learned to make a portfolio, box with a hinged lid, two piece box, and many other structures.

All materials for the box and the wrapper will be supplied. Participants will receive a list of materials needed for the class – most of them are items you probably already have in your art supplies stash.

Supply List:

Materials Fee: $50 (Payable in cash or check to Cathy Hunt at the first class meeting)

-2 or 3 sharp pencils or a mechanical pencil

-White vinyl eraser

-Notebook for taking notes

-Scalpel or Xacto knife and extra blades

-15 to 18  inch ruler (in both inches and metric - if you have it)

-Sharp scissors

-Right Angle – at least 8” on the long side - metal is best but plastic is OK and easiest to find.

Optional – Bring only if you already have

-Utility Knife and extra blades

-Bone folder

What to wear

Warning! Wear old clothes - The adhesives used in box making can damage clothes. An apron helps keep the adhesives off clothing.