Clamshell Box – Weekday

In-person workshop at the bindery in Scarborough, ON

94 Crockford Blvd, #2, Scarborough, ON M1L 3C3, Canada

Monday & Tuesday, September 11 & 12
9:00 – 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch

Please Review: Due to limited parking at the shop during weekdays, it is necessary to take public transportation or carpool for these workshops. After you register, we will ask if you will be driving and how many you can bring along, if you’d rather ride with another student, or will be taking the local bus. We have space for two cars in our lot and are located close to a TTC bus stop at Warden and Lawrence.

Bus routes 54A &B, 68A & B, 968

$250 CAD plus a $30 materials fee = $280 CAD

Looking for a way to protect your special books, store photographs or prints? The clamshell, or Drop Spine, Box is a perfect way to both protect and present your important items and books. Clamshell boxes are study and attractive, constructed with book board and covered with colored cloth and paper. Boxes can be made in any dimension and for any format. At the end of the class we will end up with a beautiful hand-made box for your items. The instructor will provide handouts so that you can make boxes after the class.

Instructor: Andrew Huot

In this course you will learn:

How to measure your books and papers to be boxed.
Cutting and construction steps for making a clamshell box.
Skills to make and adapt the clamshell box for any book or collection.

Level of Experience / Skills Required

All levels; no prior book-making experience required. Some comfort with accurate measuring, folding, and cutting with blades/knives is needed to master the skills taught in this workshop.

All tools and materials included but students are welcome to bring their own small bookbinding tools.