2-Day Portfolio Box Construction

Date: Jun 2-3, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $425
Class Size: 8

In this course, students will be introduced to various styles of portfolio boxes, allowing them to choose the one that best fits their needs. Each student will leave the class with at least one completed box and will become proficient in crafting, cutting, constructing and covering custom portfolio boxes in the process.

Portfolio Box by Richard Reitz Smith

Students are encouraged to bring samples of their 2-dimensional work (photographs, drawings, prints, etc) and/or 3-dimensional work (books, trinkets, etc) in order to properly size their unique portfolios. Feel free to bring a variety of sizes and media! Students will have access to a broad range of book cloth available in the Book Arts studio at Maine Media, but you are also welcome to bring your own.

All experience levels welcome.

Lunch each day is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath.

Portfolio Box by Richard Reitz Smith

Header Image Credit: Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith

Richard Reitz Smith is a letterpress and book artist who excels in marrying traditional techniques with technology. He co-owns the Letterpress Studio at Steel House Collaborative and runs Design & Smith Creative Ventures in Camden, ME. In 2015, Richard was the the first Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media where he wrote, illustrated, printed and bound a limited-edition abecedary of alliterative haiku.