CALENDAR AND CLASSES 2022

This is a great time to make art, make boxes, books,create beautiful papers, and enjoy the zen of paper folding. Plus it is just plain fun to join a group of like minded people for several hours of creative work and play! Good for the soul, mind, and spirit!

 ZOOM CLASSES

Most of my classes are currently Zoom, but hopefully we can transition to in person classes as it becomes safe to do so.  Classes scheduled for Sievers School of Fiber Arts and The Clearing are in person classes. At this time I do not mail materials kits outside of the United States due to mailing costs and time constraints involving customs, as well as other fees.

I will send a materials and tools list before the class. The materials kit will have most, if not all, pieces already cut to size and the finest paper i can find. I generally use Japanese Chiogami paper from The Japanese Paper Place, and Lokta, as well as Momigami Tojimbo and a variety of other decorative papers from around the world. Many of my classes also have a companion YouTube video available if the scheduled day or time is not convenient or if you need a review.  Classes presented by San Diego Book Arts have a materials kit included for the class fee.

San Diego Book Arts presents The Year of the Box: an offering of 9 box classes sprinkled throughout 2022, building a sequential array of box making skills as the year progresses from January through September.  

Class 1: CHINESE THREAD BOOK

January 20-21, 2022 - SOLD OUT!

SECOND CLASS ADDED - January 27-28, 2022 - SOLD OUT!

THIRD CLASS ADDED - April 25-26, 2022 - SOLD OUT!


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 An intriguing combination of bound book, origami folds, and a multi compartmented box for storing all kinds of treasures. The included Materials Kit has Chiyogami paper, Momigami paper, and templates for cutting the papers to the correct sizes.  You supply your own tools, glue sticks, embellishments, and humor. For more information, to register:  https://www.sandiegobookarts.com/workshop-events/2022/1/27/2nd-zhen-xian-bao-chinese-thread-book


Class 2: BASIC TREASURE BOX - SOLD OUT!

February 10, 2022

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A 4” rectangular box with interlocking lid - a great place to start learning the basics of cartonnage box construction - and to keep any number of treasures. Materials packet includes pre-cut bookboard, Chiyogami Paper and Lokta.  You supply the embellishments, creativity, and tools. For more information and to register:

https://www.sandiegobookarts.com/workshop-events/2022/2/10/basic-treasure-box


Class 3: LOTUS/SQUASH BLOSSOM BOX - SOLD OUT!

March 14, 2022

The Lotus Box is an unexpected treasure - constructed in a totally different manner than traditional boxes.  Originally a Japanese design, it is in many ways a simple construction. We sill make a 5: Lotus Box, with directions included for making an 8 1/2” model and a tiny 3” version. This was a favorite of French Cartonnage box makes and is sometimes known as the kaleidoscope box.

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Class 4: QUARTET BOX - REGISTRATION LIMITED!

April 4-5, 2022

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The Quartet Box consists of four 3” boxes which are connected to create a larger 6 1/2” square box, with each of the smaller boxes opening on a book cloth hinge in a different direction - a geometric delight of color and form!


CLASS 5:  CLAMSHELL BOX -SOLD OUT!

June 6

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A classic clamshell box, using Bookboard, Book cloth, and Decorative Papers,  also known as a Solander Box, for protecting special books, photos, or loose leaf treasures.   The completed box is approximately 8” long, 6” wide, and 2” deep.


CLASS 6: BASIC TREASURE BOX - NEW CLASS

A 4” rectangular box with interlocking lid - a great place to start learning the basics of cartonnage box construction - and to keep any number of treasures. Materials packet includes pre-cut bookboard, Chiyogami Paper and Lokta.  You supply the embellishments, creativity, and tools. For more information and to register:

https://www.sandiegobookarts.com/workshop-events/2022/2/10/basic-treasure-box

Class 7: BOOK IN A MINI BOX - REGISTRATION LIMITED!

August 8-9, 2022

We will create a 4” hardbound book that fits snugly inside the 4 1/2” matching box, a great size for photos, a book of memories, a trip journal, or a place to keep quotes and great thoughts - and a sweet box to keep your book safe and sound.  The supply kit includes Chiyogami paper, pre-cut bookboard, a knob, and waxed linen thread with a needle.  You supply your own text pages, tools, and creativity!


Class 8: MAGIC BOX/HIDDEN COMPARTMENT BOX - REGISTRATION LIMITED!

September 12-13, 2022

   In Japanese the Hidden Compartment Box is called Karakuri Bao or trick box.  Its charm lies in there being 2 compartments when opened one way, and a secret hidden compartment when opened the other way. We will use Chiyogami Paper for the hinges, as it is strong as well as beautiful.  The key to this box is sharp creasing, accurte measuring, and an eye for symmetry.  You can add your own embellishments to make this box a true work of art.

San Diego Book Arts’ Celebration of The Year of the Box will include 3 additional box classes, culminating in The Magic Box in September.  See their Workshop Schedule for additional details, including registration.

Class 9: LOTUS/SQUASH BLOSSOM BOX - NEW CLASS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022

The Lotus Box is an unexpected treasure - constructed in a totally different manner than traditional boxes.  Originally a Japanese design, it is in many ways a simple construction. We sill make a 5: Lotus Box, with directions included for making an 8 1/2” model and a tiny 3” version. This was a favorite of French Cartonnage box makes and is sometimes known as the kaleidoscope box.


IN PERSON CLASSES:

CLEARING FOLK SCHOOL CLASSES FOR 2022: 

Registration opens at the end of February

MAY 15-21: A BOX OF WONDERS -Imagine your theme for the week, assemble small treasures to bring to class, and gather your memories to journal into miniature books, scrolls, small envelopes, boxes, drawers and other niches.  We will make this stepped box, similar to the historical Cabinets of Curiosities, and fill it with curated treasures you bring from home and others you discover during your time at The Clearing. “A Box of Wonders” will be led by Nancy Akerly, Paper Artist and Writer and Naturalist, Mary Dykstra.

https://theclearing.org/wp/classes/summer/summer-class-description-UC/?id=12


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JULY 3-9: A PAPER ARTS JOURNEY - A week of marking papers with marbling, paste papers, and more, and then using your papers to create handbound books, boxes, and other treasures.

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https://theclearing.org/wp/classes/summer/summer-class-description-UC/?id=45


SIEVERS SCHOOL OF FIBER ARTS CLASSES FOR 2022:

Registration open!

An Introduction to Marbling, July 21-24, 2022

https://sieversschool.com/product/marbling-paper-and-fabric/

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Cartonnage: Building a Better Tool Box, August 22-25, 2022

https://sieversschool.com/product/25-cartonnage-toolbox-with-drawer/

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CLASS LISTINGS FOR SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER, 2022 ARE NOT FINALIZED YET, BUT WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY!

THE FUN CONTINUES!

© Nancy Akerly 2022