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BASSANIO - Beginners Box Making

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Boxes, folios and slipcases

TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
COST: Members $130; Non-members $165

Ideal for:

Other Information:
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.

Course description:
How many boxes can we make in a day? Let's find out and see... at least four and maybe more. Taking box making beyond the basics, we will construct box structures based on traditional designs with book boards and decorative papers. Each box we explore will be of a different design. We shall explore nesting boxes - where each box goes into another and boxes that have divided compartments and drawers.

Course content:
The workshop includes cutting, gluing and constructing a cardboard box, working out the cuts for the decorative paper and then gluing the paper and covering the box. With practice these straightforward techniques can be used to make sturdy and diverse shaped and styled boxes that look great and can be used for anything from gift boxes to desk sets to storage chests.

Learning outcome:
In this workshop you will:
• Learn to make measure and cut out boards
• Create several sturdy and diverse shaped and size of boxes that looks great

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery

Other Information:
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be tea breaks and lunch which you are welcome to bring with you or there are cafes and markets nearby.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan for the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.