BOX IT: Make Your Own Storage Enclosures

Event Info

BOX IT is all about creating custom storage solutions for your accumulating artwork. The workshop will offer step-by-step demos and guidance in building portfolios, enclosures, and storage boxes. Inspired by our current pandemic-era limitations we will focus on home-friendly materials, tools, and processes. A primarily technical approach will give way to adaptation and variation. Soon your stacks of prints, drawings, documents, and artist book ephemera will have a proper home!

Students should have the following materials:
In addition to the following supplies, be sure to have a stack of prints/drawings/blank paper and a book to build some of your enclosures around.

For portfolio:

For dimensional enclosure:

Specifically, you will need two strips, one the width of your book with 3x the height, the other the height of your book with 3.5x the width. We will go over these measurements together during the workshop though.

For storage box:

General tools:

  • self-healing cutting mat
  • sharp blade (olfa/exacto)
  • bone folder
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • metal triangle
  • bookbinding awl or pin

Optional: Students are welcome to bring specific items (a stack of prints, notebooks, etc.) to build custom enclosures for.


There are a total of 30 spots open in this workshop. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. This application should be completed three weeks before the workshop’s start date.

All images provided courtesy of the instructor.

This class takes place across two sessions:

Thursday, December 10, 1-3pm EDT
Thursday, December 17, 1-3pm EDT

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