Puzzle Boxes

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$ 175.00

January 13th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Binding, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: January 13th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 13th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Material for making these lively little boxes can be found everywhere: junk drawers, garage sales, second-hand shops, used bookstores, in the woods, at the seashore, the dollar store. In this workshop you will build and finish a box with the dimension of 4x4 inch, about 1 inch height, covered with a piece of plexiglas. The sides of the box and the cover will be covered with book cloth. A ribbon will be attached for closure. These miniature dioramas pull the viewer into a small world full of little wonders. Once the box is finished we will build a simple closure so the box is protected. 

Materials to Bring: Small objects to be used in your box, collage items, beads, pearls, coloring pens, pictures.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: utility knife, self-healing cutting mat.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $175.00

Date & Time: Saturday, January 13, 2018 :: 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 | Bettina Pauly

Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

“What I liked most about this workshop was Bettina's enthusiasm, the finished product, and the quality of instruction”

“Really enjoyed working with Bettina. It was fantastic to have so much space to work in and a lot of personal instruction from Bettina.”

“Bettina is very likeable and a good communicator.”

“I really enjoyed Bettina's teaching style, loved the project, and was so happy to FINISH it in class!  A great day”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States