Seth Apter – Bento Box – 2 Full Days Sunday 5th & Monday 6th April 2020


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Seth is bringing his Bento Box to Amelia’s

Hungry for creativity? In this 2 Day Workshop, you will transform your humble box into a piece of art. You will combine your found items, ephemera, and rusty bits with your small containers that will fill your Bento Box and give you something to treasure.

You will Build your own Bento Box filled with art in this jam-packed workshop. We will be making a series of projects, small in size but big in impact, that will each nest inside its own container – think tins, boxes, bags, etc. Each of these will, in turn, be placed and housed inside one larger box, creating a very special treasure chest. Your unique art pieces will include some combination of handmade books, paintings, collages, assemblages, scrolls, wraps, shrines, and more. In the end, the process of opening and exploring the contents of the box becomes a magical part of the art.

So what is a Bento Box?

Put simply, a “bento” or “bento box” is a Japanese lunchbox. In Japan, it is said you eat with your eyes. This means that food should look good as well as taste good. This is the best way to savour a meal and feel satisfied.

A proper bento lunch is crafted with care and should be a complete meal with a variety of tastes, textures, and food groups.  The Japanese are known for their ability to make use of every last bit of space, and lunchboxes are no exception–the meal is packed neatly and tightly into a small square or rectangular shape, with small compartments to separate each food item making it easy for children and busy office workers to transport.

Students supply list

Fluid Acrylics (a small selection of your favourite colours) we will also have acrylics in store for you to use

-Chip brushes (1 inch and/or ½ inch)

-Craft mat

-Dye Ink Pads( Distress or Izink or similar)

-Craft knife

-Glue stick

-Craft sponges

-Favourite mark-making tools (pens, markers, pencils, crayons, etc) We will also have a selection in-store to use.

-Box. Bring your own box of any material (metal or wood is preferred) to house your projects. Size can vary but close to 6x10x4 inches would work well. It can be open, with a hinged lid, or have a separate cover. It can have compartments or be one open space. Feel free to send me an image and measurement of your choice if you are unsure if it will work.

-Containers. Bring a selection of small tins, boxes, bags, vessels (with and/or without covers) which will hold your creations and stack inside your larger box. Bring an assortment so you have a number of to choose from as you make your projects. (Please note you will also have some in your goody bag)

-Flotsam and Jetsam. Bring in assorted material to personalise your projects. Think small in size and include at least a small selection in each of the categories: choice of collage material (ephemera, papers, photographs, etc.), fabric scraps and thread, small embellishments (found objects, rusty bits, charms, beads, bling, etc.), natural objects (twigs, pods, leaves, etc.) and commercial products (embellishments, stamps, rub-ons, washi tape, etc.) (Please note you will also have some in your goody bag)

This Workshop is a 2 day Sunday & Monday workshop and will run from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
The cost for this workshop is £250 for the two full days this includes materials & refreshments plus a goody bag
Full payment must be received no later than 30 Days Before the workshop
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