With step-by-step guidance from Joelle Webber, create a folded box that can be used to beautifully present your photographs & more.

Dec 14, 2024 - Dec 14, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $185
Workshop Duration: 3 hours (Saturday, 1-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday, Dec 14 from 1-4pm ET.

Create a Folded Folio Box for your photographs online

The Folded Folio Box is a great structure to collect photographs, prints, ephemera, and books, oriented vertically or horizontally. A wonderfully rich presentation box that, when paired with your work, creates a compelling comprehensive work of art.

Watch Joelle Webber as she creates a folded box designed to protect a collection, with a series of four flaps that artfully fold in. Bound together with traditional hinging techniques along with a unique closure. This box design can be tailored to the size and number of items you would like to protect and present.

Create a Folded Folio Box for your photographs online

In this class, we will learn the importance of material grain, archival materials, and ‘measuring from the reality’.  Binding the box will include creating a spine-gap jig for consistent hinging, tips to glue out tricky papers, how to wrap book board with book cloth, and other techniques to complete this archival protective box. This workshop also comes with step-by-step Class Notes, including Suggested Material Links and Tools Needed.

In this 3-hour class, Joelle will describe the process in detail, encouraging students to ask any book arts related questions. Joelle has been learning in the book arts for over 40 years and working as a binder for over 25 years. She has many tips to set yourself up for success in your binding projects. 

Note: The session will be recorded and the link will be shared for a month beyond the class.

Closed folded box with a bow made in an online book arts workshop at Maine Media

Opened folded box made in an online book arts workshop at Maine Media

Joelle Webber teaching a student
Instructor Joelle Webber utilizes her 40+ years of experience to teach students the Book Arts.

Suggested Materials List

The links to these suggestions are to help you understand the weight of the materials needed.

Tools required

  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • retractable blade
  • pencil
  • awl
  • bone folder
  • paper knife
  • glue brush
  • waste glue papers (glossy magazine)
  • wax paper or cooking parchment paper 
  • scissors
  • chisel the same width as your ribbon
  • hammer
  • waste board (a soft pine or many layers of book board)

Tools required to make a folded box folio at Maine Media Online book arts workshop.

Images by Joelle Webber.

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Instructor: Joelle Webber

Joelle Webber has been making books & boxes for 40 years. At Mermaid Bindery, on Westport Island, she offers original artist books, binding services for fellow creators, handmade crafts in her roadside shed, and workshops for several communities.