Saturday 6/24 10 AM – 4:30 PM
$97.5 non-associates / $82.75 associates ($35 for materials)
Custom made boxes can have many uses for artists and makers: as a way to organize tools and supplies; provide protection for valuable books or works on paper; or designed as an integral part of finished work – as a deluxe container for design bindings or as a way to store and display a series of prints.
This class will address fundamental skills needed to make boxes covered with cloth and lined with paper. Students will each make a lidded box. Cloth and paper will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring paper of their own choice to line the floor of the box.
Any skill level is welcome. Above all making boxes requires an attention to detail and accuracy with measuring and cutting – skills anyone can develop.
Adam Bryant earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. At the UICB, his areas of focus were bookbinding, book history, letterpress printing and papermaking. Since 2022, he has worked as a Senior Conservation Technician in the Cornell University Library Conservation Lab.