Curio Book Box Workshop: Sunday, June 27th , 2021, 10am-1pm pt
Please note: because the world is not yet open, i can't get to all the juicy vintage book haunts, therefore Participants will provide their own book for this workshop*
If you sign up for more than one workshop today, choose 2+workshop at shipping
Please be sure to sign up at least a week in advance to get your kit in time for the workshop.
In this workshop, I'll take students through the complete transformation of a basic book to a fully constructed box, while maintaining the book’s structure but creating a secret space.
You'll learn how to gut a book and build a box, as well as going through 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.
It's always a good idea to think about what this Curio Book Box might be for... will it keep your trinkets and treasures to be passed on? will it hold your love letters? maybe it’s a gift for a special someone?
Participants will provide their own book. NOTE *Books that are at least an inch & 1/2 in width are best. Bigger is okay, smaller is more difficult: Novels, cookbooks, a vintage book, they'll all be great!
All paper materials for collage and construction will be provided for this workshop, as well as a pencil, a wood ruler, sandpaper and a glue stick (if you sign up for both workshops, I'll just send you one ruler)
Things you will want to bring to the table during this workshop:
hot glue/ glue gun
Other things you may want to bring along:
Everyone is encouraged to bring personal items to make their book box exclusively unique. Items can be flat or 3-d, including: old family photos, pages from an old notebook, vintage rulers, fabric from your great-grandmother’s wedding dress, flatware, tiny frames or little eyeglasses, the ideas are endless...