Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box

$ 190.00

June 10th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 10th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 10th, 2017 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
If you’ve been seeking an interesting and elegant way to house your book and paper structures or you’re just looking for a beautiful, non-traditional box for storing things, this workshop is your answer. Spend a day learning to construct a charming and functional hatch-top box with a bottom drawer.

Handmade boxes are not only lovely, they are also quite useful and can be used to store a range of objects, not just books. Using hard board or masonite and marbled fabric, the instructor will walk students through the basics of creating decorative boxes. Expanding on these primary box building skills, students will learn about more complex functions by adding a hatch-top and bottom drawer. This particular structure also features rounded corners giving a pleasing twist to the standard pointed corner. Everyone will leave with a multi-purpose box that is ready to use!

With it’s rounded corners, top compartment under the hatch lid, and fabric covering, students will find this workshop is a wonderful companion to Decorative Box Making :: Box with Drawers. 

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, glue brush.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, June 10, 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 | Pietro Accardi

Pietro Accardi owned a bookbindery in Turin (Italy) for 12 years. He worked for Turin's main public library, Municipal Archives, and University libraries restoring and binding books and he ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business. Now he lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Past Student Reviews:

“Hands on! Fun!”

"Pietro’s knowledge and demonstrations showed that with practice something beautiful can be made. 'Find your own way' is an excellent mantra!” 

“I would take a class from Pietro Accardi again and again and again. Excellent instructor who knows his stuff!”


$ 190.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States