March 17 - March 18
March 17-18, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
Protective enclosures can serve as an extension of the books you create, enhance their presentation, and provide an additional surface where one can customize the box to reflect the contents. In this class you will learn to make the same archival-grade enclosures used by the Library of Congress. You will also learn alternatives to the clamshell box, a case wrapper and a self-closing wrapper. Discussion will center on conservation principles and the importance of archives. For the book artist, librarian and collector. No experience required.
For this class, most materials are included, but please bring the following with you to each class. Tools marked with a star (*) are available for purchase at the time your class starts and tools marked with (+) are in our communal shop.
Cutting tool such as Olfa snap blades (strongly preferred)
1″ glue brush*
Self Healing Mat (no smaller that 12 in)+
a metal ruler+
9 in plastic or metal triangle
pencil and eraser
Also have these types of books to build enclosures for:
A soft cover book (paperback) – max ¾” thick and size 5″ x 8″
A small book – can be soft or hardcover – max 1’thick and size 4” x 7”
A hard cover book for the phase box, minimum of 1″ thick. W and H should not be larger than 8.5″ x 11″
Tuition: $325 members / $350 non-members. Become a member.