Box Making Core :: Lift-Top Box

$ 370.00

April 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Andrew Rottner
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 22nd, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: April 23rd, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Protect delicate books or suites of prints in elegant and durable full-cloth covered lift-top presentation boxes. On Day 1, working from a provided template, students will be guided through the process of constructing custom lift-top boxes for books, suites of prints and other media. On Day 2, Students will themselves design and construct a box for a small book, suite of prints, or object of their choosing. Students will be invited but not required to bring their own materials to work with on their individual projects. All skills learned in Day 1 will now be applied by the student to their individual project including spec'ing and cutting boards, scaling & design.

Materials to Bring: A small book or object to make a box for (5 x 7 Max size), any materials that the student wishes to use on their custom box.(Object and materials not really needed till day 2 but still good to bring day 1 for us to make decisions etc.)

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, bone folder, ruler, scissors, glue brush.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $370.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 2017 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Andrew Rottner

Andrew Rottner received a BFA from Wittenberg University in 2001 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He has studied and worked as a bookbinder and book artist in the Bay Area since 2004 and teaches at San Francisco Art Institute as well as SFCB. Andrew's books, paintings and drawings have been exhibited locally and internationally including at Photo L.A and the Codex Book Fair in Berkeley. Andrew's imprint, Super Classy Publishing, produces mass market and fine press books with Bay Area artists and printers. See some of their projects at

Past Student Reviews:

“Andrew is very thorough in his teaching method. I learned a lot of great techniques in his workshop. His box designs are very creative and inspirational.”

“Andy is wonderful, and I look forward to more classes with him.”

“What I liked most about this workshop is Andy's guidance and patience and the way he thoroughly presents the material. He is a good and generous person, and that comes across in how he teaches. “ 


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