During this one-day class, participants will learn how to make a Squash Blossom Box. The box has 5 sides plus a lid and is a great way to use smaller pieces of paper. The basic box pattern can be adapted to multiple sizes. We will make 2 boxes and decorate lids in various ways. All materials and tools needed for the class are provided. However, if you have some interesting paper that you would like to use on your box or a utility knife that you prefer, bring those with you.
About the artist: Ginna Cullen has a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) degree in studio art from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently serves on the board of the Virginia Art Education Association, conducts professional development classes for art teachers (she taught art in public schools for 30 years), and in 2017 was selected as the Virginia Art Educator of the Year. Cullen is a painter and sculptural book artist and has exhibited often in central Virginia, Richmond, Washington D.C. as well as other areas of the country
Book Arts Workshop: Squash Blossom Box
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, Saturday, September 18, 2021 (10 AM – 4:00 PM)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Fee for One Day Workshop: $135 members, $150 nonmembers (fees include $10 for materials)
Instructor: Ginna Cullen
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Skill level: All are welcome (note that you will be cutting book board with a utility knife)
Materials and tools: All materials provided w/tools available for in-class use
Participants may bring their own interesting paper that they would like to use and if desired, a preferred utility knife, metal ruler or metal straight edge, favorite glue brush
For specific workshop information: Ginna Cullen <email@example.com>
For registration and Center for the Book information: Garrett Queen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COVID Vaccination & Masking Policy:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all class registrants will be vaccinated. The instructors are vaccinated and may opt to conduct the class while unmasked, though any participant may mask or unmask as they feel comfortable. Should public health guidelines change and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety and full refunds will be made if this causes any cancellations.
Registration: Course fees must be paid to complete your registration. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of your registration.