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241116|16th + 23rd November 2024|Curvy Containers - Making Boxes with Richard Renouf

Curvy Containers - Making Boxes with Richard Renouf

Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 16th + 23rd  November 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Richard Renouf 
Skill Level Intermediate / see notes below

Decorative boxes with a difference - come and learn how to be set free from the world of straight lines and square sides! This course will enable you to assemble and cover your own curved-sided box using techniques exclusively developed by the tutor. You'll make the templates to use and to take away so you can recreate the design yourself, and you'll learn how to adapt it and develop designs of your own.

Notes from tutor - 

Suitable for people with experience of basic boxmaking/cutting greyboard and applying decorative papers. Although some materials will be pre-cut, the course will include cutting at least ten pieces of greyboard and is not suitable for those with weak or painful hands/fingers.

Course Structure

Day One:


Demonstrate cutting of templates and delegates cut their own

Demo marking out and shaping of pre-cut pieces and delegates cut to shape

Demo of assembly. Delegate assemble box

Preliminary work for day 2

Day 2:

Box joints trimmed

Demo of applying decorative paper and delgates cover their box

Debrief - what next?

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 takes box making to a whole new level.

      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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