Event Info

This one-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday, August 20, from 10am–4pm.

  • Saturday, August 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on August 12, at 11:59 pm. 

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Sarah Nicholls.

Do you have a favorite book, or set of books, that deserve a beautiful protective slipcase? In this course, students will create a custom cloth-covered slipcase for a book. Students will learn to measure to fit their book, line boards, assemble and cover a four-sided lined slipcase to house a book. We will talk about decorative options and ways to personalize the project. No binding experience necessary.

Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email

Required Materials:

  • Required Materials (students)
  • Ex-acto or olfa knife with fresh blades
  • Bone folder
  • sharp pencil and eraser
  • Recommended: a teflon folder
  • Small metal triangle
  • glue brushes
  • Participants should also bring one hardback book of their own to class – no larger than 9” x 12”
All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Sarah Nicholls

Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time.

Her ongoing projects on climate change, urban ecology, and the history of science and technology include a series of letterpress pamphlets as well as participatory programs like guided urban/nature walks.


All images courtesy of the instructor. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on August 13 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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