The Versatile One-Page Book

Event Info

This virtual workshop takes place via Zoom on Thursday, April 21 from 12:30–3:30pm ET.

About the Workshop:

Join Instructor Maria G. Pisano in this online workshop and learn to make a one-page book—a deceptively simple structure with amazing versatility! Pisano will guide participants through the process of creating their own zine, comic book, or artists’ book using techniques including folding, cutting, collage, pop-ups, and drawings. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!

Required Materials:

  • Self-healing mat
  • Small scissors
  • Small X-acto or snap-blade knife
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • Masking tape
  • Bone folder
  • Needle and thread
  • A hole puncher or a push pin
  • 5 Sheets of 11 x 17 light-colored cover weight 65 lb paper (Instructor recommends Canson-mi-tientes, Fabriano, and Mohawk papers)
  • 2 sheets of 11 x 8.5 cover weight paper for covers
  • Materials for decoration like images for collaging, stamps & stamp pads, markers, and colored pencils
  • Scrap paper to protect your working surface

About the Instructor

Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, printmaker, curator, and educator.

Her Memory Press works are represented in The Library of Congress, 9-11 Memorial Museum, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Lafayette College, University of Delaware, Wesleyan University, and many more. Ms. Pisano has exhibited widely—including a solo exhibition titled Reflections: Artist Books and Works on Paper.

Over the years she has curated a number of exhibitions at Center for Book Arts in NYC, such as Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response. In 2021 she curated Crossroads at the Hunterdon Museum of Art in New Jersey.

Ms. Pisano contributes to book arts publications and has presented lectures at the Library of Congress, College Book Arts Association, and the Art Libraries Society of North America. Her article Mark To Impress was published in California Society of Printmakers 2018 Journal and 2019 in The Blue Notebook in the UK.

She continuously teaches workshops nationally and internationally at venues including the Bridwell Library in Dallas TX, Hand Bookbinders of California, and Center for Book Arts in NYC.

All images courtesy of the instructor. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!

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