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Books & Paper B Summer Session 5

Books & Paper Summer Session 5
July 18–August 2, 2021
John DeMerritt
Contained Within: Boxes & Enclosures

This workshop will explore a systematic and formula-based approach to creating boxes, housings, and enclosures for books and objects. Students will begin by making uniformly-sized clamshell boxes as they learn covering techniques, miters, cutting sequences, templates, formulas, and adhesive awareness. Then we’ll focus on the construction of one or more custom enclosures. We’ll explore wells, recessed areas, alternative structures, laminating, tongue and groove hinging, and, time permitting, foil stamping and surface decoration. All levels.

Owner of John DeMerritt Bookbinding (CA); teaching/lectures: San Francisco Center for the Book, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts (Chicago), Visual Studies Workshop (NY), North Bennet Street School (Boston)..

Bright green slipcase with three artists' books inside
John DeMerritt, "Hockney," Brillianta bookcloth, imitation leather, Eska board, grey foil, 
10 x 13 x 4 inches