Box Building: Drawers & Dividers

with Erin Maurelli
Tuesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:30-9pm CT

A fun thing to do when making boxes is to create custom boxes to hold your treasures, tools, and collections. In this virtual workshop, learn to create drawers that slide and divisions within the box. Create a box that has a lid with a hinge, a divided tray, and a drawer.

Basic box building experience is required, including experience covering boards and checking to make sure your boards and compartments are square.

Erin Maurelli (she/her) is a Twin Cities-based educator and artist. Printmaking, letterpress, and book arts are central to her personal work. She received a Master Printer Certificate from Tamarind Institute for Lithography in 2002. Maurelli received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa, with an additional Book Arts Certificate from the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book. Maurelli is a great technician, and aims to help students improve their technique as well as explore their creativity. To learn more click here.

Experience required
Certificate: 10 hours, Category B or C

$230/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee*
$130 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee*
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
*International participants will be charged an additional shipping fee.

What you’ll need to participate:
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the supply fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 6/23 at midnight (CT).