Books & Paper Summer Session 5
July 19–August 4, 2020
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 spend the first part of the workshop making uniformly-sized clamshell boxes as they learn covering techniques, miters, cutting sequences, templates, formulas, and adhesive awareness. The second part will 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. Code 05B
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).