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 make an 8″ box with a a tray insert. Students will learn box construction, and paper cutting and covering the box. Students are encouraged to bring your own papers but a selection of paper will also be available to all students
All materials and tools will be provided.
Maximum class size: 8
Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New York City for fifteen years, specializing in hand-painted sisal rugs, murals, and restoring historical painting. A member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1978, Mary has been a contributing artist for Lifetime Television and Hearst Entertainment and currently owns and operates Emery Design here on Nantucket. She is also the director of Education at the Nantucket Historical Association.