Book Camp: Tiered Box & Coptic Book Set

Join Spudnik Press Teaching Artist duo Nicolette Ross and Elise Forer for a full day dedicated to the art of the book. Together, Nicolette and Elise have developed an intricate two-part project: a tiered box with a sliding drawer, fitted lid and compartment designed to hold a Coptic stich book. Through tackling this complex binding project, students will hone bookbinding skills and their understanding of the geometry used in book and box construction. Spudnik Press Cooperative will provide coffee, juice, snacks and lunch throughout the day.

This in-depth workshop is well suited for artists that are interested in creating their own sketchbooks, artist books, or slip cases. The Coptic book makes an ideal sketchbook since it lays flat, is durable and can incorporate many types of paper. Plus, after completing the advanced box project, students will be able to apply the same methods to building custom portfolio cases. Some prior bookbinding or box making experience is suggested. However, beginners ready to roll up their sleeves are welcome.