Bandboxes were a familiar form of storage for nearly a hundred years, beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. Also used as an early form of carry-on luggage, it’s now our richest source of historical wallpapers. Students will have the opportunity to produce boxes, with an inserted tray. Cover your boxes with paper you have made in Handpainted Papers for Boxes or other paper of your choosing. This style box is perfect to use as a sewing box, jewelry or other small treasures. All materials and tools will be provided
Take this class with the companion class Handmade Papers for Books and Boxes.
Maximum class size: 10
Frances E. Phillips is the Phillips half of Mulligan & Phillips, Decorative Painters, Bloomfield, New Jersey, and is an adjunct art professor at Seton Hall University; long interested in American folk art and decorative arts, she teaches such skills as tramp art, bandboxes, vinegar graining, gilding, and tinsel painting. She has taught at the American Museum of Folk Art in New York City, at the Queens Museum of Art, and at historical and crafts organizations. Her work has been shown in Country Living and Today’s Homeowner.