One Sheet Books

A series of one sheet books with letterpress-printed details by Sarah Nicholls.
Sarah Nicholls
Image courtesy of the artist.

Event Info

This class will take place on:

  • Mon, Feb 15, 3:00–5:00pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, students will learn some simple book structures that can be made at home using a single sheet of paper. Single sheet structures are perfect for quick, portable editions that can be distributed to friends and acquaintances. Artist Sarah Nicholls will demonstrate simple techniques for working with text and image (and text as image) at home. Students will learn several one-page variations, using a bone folder, a ruler, and an exacto knife.

Required Materials:

  • Paper: text weight and cover weight. Instructor will be working with 12″ x 18″ sheets. You will be folding both with and against the grain, so you can work with what you have, and size is also up to you. Smaller sheets will give you smaller books.
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Bone folder
  • Exacto or Olfa knife

Optional materials :

  • India ink and stiff brushes
  • Charcoal
  • Colored pencils, pastels, or conte crayon

About the Instructor

Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time. She publishes an ongoing series of letterpress pamphlets on climate change, urban ecology, and the history of science and technology, and organizes a range of participatory walks and programs around the series. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, and Stanford, among others. Her work has received support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Puffin Foundation, and she has participated in residencies at BRIC House in Brooklyn, the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, and Guttenberg Arts in NJ. She teaches letterpress and book arts at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

In order to best serve our community near and far, many of our online classes are pay-what-you-can. While each class has a suggested price, we wish to make our educational programming as economically accessible as possible as well as to make sure our students feel fulfilled in their creative processes outside of the studio. The amount you choose to pay goes directly toward our instructors and toward creating scholarship opportunities for the future.

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