Japanese Magic Box – November 2020

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Japanese Magic Box

with Helen Perry

Monday 2nd November | 10.00-16.00 | £95

Boxes! How we love boxes! Join us and make your very own exquisite, art box. This clever design opens to reveal either one or two compartments!
This is a new box making course where you will learn to make a wonderful box covered
with bookcloth and beautiful Japanese chiyogami paper. The ‘magic’ is in the opening
mechanism, the lid is cleverly hinged and when opened in one direction reveals two
compartments and when opened in the other direction, one larger central compartment.
You will learn (through demonstration and practice) the all-important skills of measuring,
cutting and covering. Although we will work to the same template there will be the
opportunity to personalise your box with your choice of the covering and lining materials.
Participants will leave with one completed box along with instructions and skills to
reproduce another at home.
A beautiful selection of locally made Payhembury marbled papers will be available to choose from as well as co-ordinating buckram; the sturdy book and box covering material used by professionals.

This course will enable you to make and produce your own high quality boxes, combining traditional techniques with modern design….you will never again be short of a present!

With just 5 participants on this course you will receive dedicated attention from Helen. All equipment and materials will be provided along with step-by-step demonstration and practice.

The course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to enhance their skills.

Read more about Helen on the Cambridge Art Makers’ tutor page.

Please note that this course, our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at cambridgeartmakers@gmail.com


Please note that we have strict guidelines in response to the covid-19 pandemic as outlined on our covid-19 guidelines page. You will have to agree to following these when you sign up to the course.

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