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Artist teaches box-making workshop Oct. 21

Learn cutting, folding, gluing techniques from Christine Trexel

Published on October 16, 2017 1:01PM

Last changed on October 16, 2017 1:22PM

A box by Christine Trexel

A box by Christine Trexel

In her studio, Astoria artist Christine Trexel holds a “Repository of Lost Things” for storing the things we lose: a single earring, scrolls representing lost memories and more.

Photo by Dwight Caswell

In her studio, Astoria artist Christine Trexel holds a “Repository of Lost Things” for storing the things we lose: a single earring, scrolls representing lost memories and more.

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ASTORIA — When is a box not a box? When it is ajar.

That joke may be old, but Christine Trexel’s boxes are new, beautiful and unusual. She also creates books and journals that inspire people to draw, paint and write.

Trexel will give a one-day workshop on making boxes at the Astoria Art Loft 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Learn to make a simple yet elegant box ingeniously stabilized with its own lid. Experience basic cutting, folding and gluing techniques essential to all book-binding and box-making projects.

Trexel uses natural materials from her own garden, as well as other high-quality supplies. She is a gifted teacher who takes artists, one step at a time, through the creation of simple and ornate boxes and wonderful books.

To reserve a spot in the class, call 503-325-4442. The cost is $45, plus $10 for all supplies.



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