Decorative Box Making :: Hatch-Top Box

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$ 190.00

July 19th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Pietro Accardi
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 19th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 19th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

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 Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, July 19, 2020 :: 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 is native to the Italian city of Turin, where he established “La Legatoria del Sole,” a modern bookbindery steeped in the ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. After lengthy service to Turin’s Municipal Archives, Main Public Library, and University Libraries he is now enjoying his second life as a well-loved book arts teacher at the Center for the Book in San Francisco as well as teaching workshops throughout the West.  His teaching style is generous and kind with an endearing Italian accent.

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Being able to select and use the beautiful marbled paper, the ease of assembly.”

“Terrific class, went smoothly, got to finish project in good time.”

$ 190.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States