Boxmaking Workshop with Jody Williams

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"Boxmaking Made Hard" Two-day Workshop with Jody Williams of Flying Paper Press

For students with introductory boxmaking or bookbinding skills, this is the next step. We will construct a complicated box structure from a design by the instructor, using bookboard and decorative papers. Featuring drawers, a door / lid, and window compartments, this box can be used to house small objects. The design construction and techniques involved may be applied to other, larger boxes. Precision measurements and board cutting will be covered. Samples and discussion will focus on options for text, images, and objects for the boxes.


For more information about Jody and her work, please visit the Flying Paper Press website:


Jody Williams publishes artist's books under the Flying Paper Press. She has taught workshops and presented lectures at museums and colleges across the United States and in Europe. Her work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minnesota Historical Society, and numerous other museums, universities, and libraries. Honors include Jerome Foundation fellowships, grants, and awards from the Minnesota Craft Council, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2008, Jody Williams received the first Minnesota Book Artist Award from the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, and she was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2013. 

Workshop fees:
Students: $100.00 + $10.00 materials fee
Non-students $120.00 + 10.00 materials fee

Class size is limited to 11 students

To register, or with questions, email Sara Langworthy at


Notes on payment after registration:

Once you have registered with Sara, a check payable to UICB must be delivered to 216 North Hall by Tuesday, September 23.

If you cancel your registration after Friday, September 26 a refund will not be made unless your spot in the workshop can be filled.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Hall
Kolarik Book Studio - 16
20 Davenport Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
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