Box Making Core :: Basic Structures

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June 16th, 2024 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Brian Lieske
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $220
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Working from pre-cut materials, students will learn three simple enclosures: Folded Paper Portfolio, Phased Box, & Slipcase. Students will be guided through the various design, construction, applications, pros, cons, and special options for each structure.  

Critical skills covered include:

  • Scaling from object to enclosure
  • Box Construction and Covering
  • Scoring and Folding Paper
  • Options for combining and augmenting these basic structures 

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided.

Date & Time: Sunday, June 16, 2024 :: 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. Registration will close approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Brian Lieske (he/him)

Brian wandered into SFCB many years ago and continues to haunt the place. He completed both the bookbinding and letterpress cores as well as several of the summer historic structure classes, and now teaches SFCBs Box Making Core classes. He enjoys making fully hand-sewn books and still fights to not over-tighten his kettle stitches. He’s lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years having arrived shortly after completing an MFA at the University of Texas at Austin.

Past Student Reviews:

“Brian did an outstanding job in his careful prep, his well-thought-out and detailed directions and demonstrations, and his patience and generosity of spirit."

“Brian is patient, kind, and always willing to go out of his way to be helpful.”

"Brian has tremendous knowledge and he made box making accessible to us all." 

"Brian was thoughtful in organizing the materials and methods of box making. Learned, methodical and clear in his instructions."

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States