The entire construction of gutting a book and building a box will be covered in this class as well as the elements of collage, pertaining to specific dimensions, engineering 3-d elements to include and building in secret messages. The ultimate resulting piece of work can be a curiosity box that holds one’s treasures, or can stand alone as a piece of artwork. The rules in creating this work can be learned and broken within the time of building, so there are many opportunities to explore. You will learn a new skill to create more books for family and friends.
It’s always a good idea to think about what this Curio Book Box might be for… will it be for inspirational quotes and pages to keep? will it hold your love letters? maybe it’s a gift for a special someone?
Participants will provide their own book, at least 1” thick and approximately 5”x8″. Vintage books always provide a fabulous result, as do personal books (a childhood novel, mother’s cookbook). Please note, books will be gutted in this workshop. All other materials are provided for this workshop, though participants are always encouraged to bring personal items to make their book box exclusively unique. They can be flat or 3-d, examples include: old family photos, pages from an old notebook, vintage rulers, fabric from your great-grandmother’s wedding dress…
Sunday April 30th 9:30-12:30