Wednesday, October 24, 2018

New Workshop: Bento Box

-post updated in orange 10/19/18-

I will be announcing portions of my 2019 workshop schedule in the coming weeks and introducing the new additions to my workshop schedule as well. First up...

NEW FOR 2019

Hungry for creativity? 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 in 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. 

This workshop will be taught across 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. The longer the class, the more projects will be made. And each workshop will be unique.

In the end, the process of opening and exploring the contents of the box becomes a magical part of the art.


Bento Box debuts as a two day class at The Queen's Ink in Savage, Maryland from 2/9 to 2/10/19. Joker's Wild, another new workshop that is the sequel to 52 Card Pickup, will also be offered at the same visit on 2/8/19. Registration is now open for both classes and only a few seats remain. These classes have both filled but I have added a repeat performance of Bento Box at The Queen's Ink from 2/20-2/21. Registration is open.

Bento Box will make its way to the west coast later in the year at two very special events. First up is the first week of May at Tinker Tailor Artist Maker, a retreat from Art is You in Redwood City, California. Registration opens in December.

In June, I am excited to be teaching a four day version of Bento Box as part of my own retreat (including housing and meals) sponsored by the Pacific NorthWest Art School to be held at the Port Townsend School of Arts in Fort Worden State Park in Washington. The retreat starts 6/5/19 and registration opens in November.

If you are interested in the California or Washington retreats, please let me know by comment, email or direct message. I will be sure you are the first to receive more information and registration dates and details. I must have your email address to send the info and, while you may think that this is always provided when you leave a comment -- it actually usually isn't.


Head to my workshop page to see additional 2019 workshops already announced, including classes in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin and both England and Scotland. Check back often as many more classes will be announced soon.


Redanne said...

Love the idea of the bento box Seth, that workshop looks amazing! x

Dolita Martin said...

I LOVE this project!! I'm excited about the West Coast locations... please keep me posted!!!! <3

joann said...

I am very interested in the classes in Washington state. Thank you! Joann Alexander

Michele R. Unger said...

Hey, Seth, I would very much like to be on the info list for the Ft. Worden bento box class in June, 2019! Best regards, Michele

LeeTeeIB said...

Interested in your June 2019 Washington workshop.
Thanks! Lee Truitt. Leeteeib

A Pink said...

Another fabulous idea for a workshop . Yours is amazing . I'm sure it will be a sell out across all venues . x

CeCe said...

Hi Seth. I am also interested in the Washington workshop. You can email me ar
The bento box looks amazing
CeCe Sullivan

handstowork said...

I have already expressed my interest in the Washington workshop, but I don't know if you have my email: Am excited!

Unknown said...

Hi Seth
I am interested in your June retreat in Port Townsend.
My email is
I love the idea of the Bento Box; what fun!
Thank you