7/4 – 7/8
Box Making
Conservation & Enclosures
with Andrew Huot


Thursday – Monday 7/4-7/8/2024
Full Day

American Academy of Bookbinding


You’ve made a beautiful book. Now, learn to protect it. Protective and decorative boxes are a bindery staple for fine binding and book conservation. This course will cover clamshell box making and other protective enclosures. Bring your own books to build enclosures for, or follow on from Intro 2 and make a box for your brand-new binding.

Though the course focuses on box-making for books, the precision, accuracy, and structural principles you’ll learn will allow you to make boxes for all sorts of objects at home.

This is a required course for all diploma students.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Bookbinding level I or familiarity with board cutting and working with cloth and adhesives.

Materials fee $100

Registration will be completed via the American Academy of Bookbinding.