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Decorative box making


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 9th March 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Richard Renouf 
Skill Level Beginner

A great introduction to making decorative boxes. You will be supplied with all the materials you need to make a stack of two boxes that would make an excellent gift - if you can bear to give it away! Each step of the process will be demonstrated There'll be enough materials to add a third box to the stack if you have time - or you can take these home with the instructions to enable you to finish the job and go on to design and create boxes of your own. A lovely day to learn about this useful and interesting art or to share with a friend or family member.

The price includes all materials, including Japanese and marbled decorative papers.

Course Structure

  • Intro
  • Demo of assembly. Assembly of two boxes
  • Demo of applying decorative paper and buckram.
  • Delegates cover their boxes. Attachment of handle.
  • If time, begin assembly and covering of third box.

Tutor Bio

Richard trained as a furniture maker, but has never worked as one! Instead, he has applied his skills to various crafts including linoprinting, bookbinding and box making. He also teaches blade sharpening at LPW. During lockdown Richard started to create unique 'bulging boxes' with curvaceous sides which will feature in future courses.

      Leicester Print Workshop 

      Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

      We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


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