Using book board, decorative paper, and book cloth, participants will learn basic box construction and make a 5 x 7 hinged lid box. 
This durable and sturdy construction both sits on its base and stands upright on a bookshelf; it is perfect for housing mementos, jewelry, ephemera, and more. 
Participants will explore options for decorating the box and learn how to calculate measurements to make custom-size boxes. 

Hinged Lid Box Construction – Workshop Details

Instructor: Jane Freeman
Schedule: Wednesday, December 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (please bring your lunch)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Fee for One Day Workshop: $120 BookArts Members – $140 non-members
Class Size: Limited to eight students.
Skill level: Basic bookbinding skills (measure with precision, cut paper and book cloth with an X-acto knife, glue paper, and cloth to board)
Questions about the workshop contact: Jane Freeman
Registration or Book Arts Questions: Garrett Queen

  • The workshop fee includes the cost of all materials.
  • The course-provided materials include binder’s board, bookcloth, and decorative paper.
  • Binding tools, brushes, and glue will be available for in-class use.
  • Registration closes on December 04, 2023, at noon.
  • Registration is not complete until you receive a payment confirmation.

COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy:

It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants will be fully vaccinated.
Evolving CDC and UVA COVID guidelines may require that participants be masked if working close to others (please bring your masks).
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.

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