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.