Box Making Core :: Clamshell Box

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$ 370.00

October 12th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Andrew Rottner
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: October 12th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: October 13th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Protect delicate books or suites of prints in elegant and durable full-cloth covered clamshell presentation boxes. On Day 1, working from a provided template, students will be guided through the process of constructing custom clamshell 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 have to be applied by the student to their individual project including spec'ing and cutting boards, scaling & design.  

On Day 1: students will learn critical aspects of measuring & scaling, board cutting, tray construction, cover making, casing in, and options for labels and inlays. Also addressed will be various alterations and enhancements of the clam-shell structure.

On Day 2 students will readdress all skills covered on Day 1, but will have to apply those skills directly to a custom project of their own choosing. 

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

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $370.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, October 12 & 13, 2019 :: 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

Andy Rottner is an artist, bookbinder, and the co-founder of Super Classy Publishing. In addition to providing commercial bookbinding and box-making services to artists and institutions; Super Classy publishes artist-books, printed and bound-by hand in Vallejo California. Super Classy's ongoing Sixty-Nine Thirty-Two Artist Book Series features, painting, drawing, poetry, printmaking, collage, fine-art photography and short fiction by a wide range of artists. Andy has a BFA from Wittenberg University & an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute.

Past Student Reviews:

 “I enjoyed the class very much. Andy is a good teacher, using patience and humor to handle any issue that came up. He also took the time to check on each individual and help them when they were stuck. Box making is fun to do. And actually building all the structures and seeing how they all relate to the the finished work gives the hands and fingers the experience as well as the brain. Very pleasing.”

“Very informative, lots of great information, Andy was extremely patient!”

“Overall, it was great and I will definitely take more classes.”

$ 370.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States