Course Detail: C_LIDDEDBOX - The Lidded Box with Joelle Webber

In artist books, boxes are just as important as the content that they contain. Often times boxes act as the protective covers as well as the sculptural structure that illustrates and displays the content within. To advance to a skill level where one can create complex structures, one must first begin by learning the basics of box making.

The Lidded Box is the perfect beginner's box. This course will demystify the process of building a box. Gaining experience using wet adhesives with multiple types of papers, book cloths and thicknesses of book board. Learning techniques that also apply to making hardbound book covers. And ending the day with a hand bound box that students will collage and decorate in their own style.

  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Scissor (a few available in classroom)
  • Utility/X-acto knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Glue brush
  • Cutting mat (we have plenty in classroom but if you want to use your own you're welcome to bring it.)
All Other Materials Will Be Provided.

Instructor Bio: Joelle Webber
Showing an early interest in the book arts, Joelle Webber had the good fortune to learn from many talents in her field. In workshop, one-on-one, and university settings. For fifteen years she traveled throughout Maine, selling hand bound journals and treasure boxes. Transitioning towards artist books with more complex box structures, Joelle combines her almost forty years of collected paper decorating and binding techniques with her love of philosophy, nature, writing and sculpture.

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