Time & Location
Apr 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – Apr 30, 2022, 4:00 PM
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
2 Saturdays, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Begins April 23, In Studio
Skill Level: All
Materials fee: $50
Creating a special box to house an artist’s book, a portfolio of prints, or a personal treasure can be one of the most satisfying ways to finish a project. The craftsmanship of a well-made box, in some cases, will eclipse what’s inside. The box provides a protective enclosure while creating an expectation in the viewer and an immediate, tactile connection with the holder.
This workshop will begin with a small-scale box with hinged lid in elegant book cloth. This project will introduce the materials and techniques for box making, adhesives, and best practices for cutting, sizing, and creating future templates or patterns. Several single-sheet projects on corrugated cardboard, chipboard and heavy-weight card stocks will also build confidence with paper engineering. Japanese Origami structures, as well as Altering Boxes will stretch art practices and context shifts for surprising results.
All levels of artists are welcome. The range of techniques we'll cover will improve and expand the art practices of any artist regardless of media. All tools and materials are supplied.
A $50 materials fee must be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the class.
About the instructor:
Cristina Hajosy is a mixed media artist, art educator and designer based in Greater Boston. She is the owner of Hajosy Arts (hajosyarts.com), an art studio of photography, printmaking, book arts, and historical decorative arts, especially paper marbling and paste paper. She is the co-founder and president of New England Book Artists (newenglandbookartists.org), a nonprofit book arts organization that has quickly grown since 2019. Her work strives to foster understanding and personal growth through book arts via art education and the creation of beautifully challenging and personally satisfying art.
Cristina was born in Rome, Georgia to parents who were doctors. She grew up on a cattle farm with a large catfish fishery, family garden, pecan orchards, and horses alongside private school, art classes, music lessons, and country club activities. According to Cristina, “My story is a modern-day Green Acres complete with Hungarian heritage and an amusing clash between high and low cultures. "