Box Making Core :: Lift-Top Box

$ 370.00

August 26th, 2017 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Andrew Rottner
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 26th, 2017 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 27th, 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, August 26 & 27, 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 | Andy 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:

“Great experience. This was my first class at SFCB. Great community of people. So fun to see the different types of book arts under one roof.”

“Great hands-on instructor. Walked us through everything in a well thought out manner.”

“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.” 

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