Repurposed Book Boxes with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Make a useful and decorative box using an old book looking for a new purpose.  Using traditional box making materials and tools, you will learn how to transform and repurpose books into a new and useful box.  You will make a tray that will replace the book signatures. Use book and decorative pages to cover the tray.  It makes a special package for a gift or a place to put keepsakes hidden in your bookcase.

 

All materials included.

Maximum class size: 10

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.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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