2-Day Portfolio Box Construction

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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.

Student work by Margaret Watson, photograph courtesy of 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.

Student work by Emily Lewis, photograph courtesy of Richard Reitz Smith

Header Image Credit: Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Richard Reitz Smith

Richard Reitz Smith is the Book Arts Program Chair and Studio Manager at Maine Media. He is an artist trained as a graphic designer and excels in marrying traditional techniques with modern technology in the pursuit of all forms of book arts and letterpress printing.