Session I: The Mother of All Boxes

Julie Chen   June 5-9, 2017

Many contemporary book artists have gone well beyond the traditional clam shell box when envisioning enclosures for their artists’ books. In many instances the box is more than an elegant container for a book, becoming instead an integral component of content. This workshop will begin with the assembly of a box model set that contains all the components needed to create an endless array of boxes including those with drawers, compartments, recesses, windows, false floors, and magnetic closures. The secrets of perfect fitting and corner covering will also be revealed. Students will then go on to make one or more complex boxes of their own design. Some previous box-making experience is required.

Julie Chen is an internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited edition artists’ books under the Flying Fish Press imprint for 30 years. Her work can be found in numerous collections worldwide including the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She is a professor of book art at Mills College. http://www.flyingfishpress.com/

 Personal Paradigms, 2003                                                                           Chrysalis, 2014

 

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