Artist Sarah Nicholls will teach participants the fundamentals of creating zines while giving a brief history of the medium. The workshop will cover page layout, creative ideas for working with text and image, cover design, and a range of simple binding techniques. All materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring printed materials to include in the making of their zine.
The Dialogue + Studio Workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.
Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time. She has written a collection of self-help aphorisms, published a series of free informational pamphlets, and recently completed a field guide to extinct birds. She teaches printmaking and books arts at Rutgers University, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design; and travels around the country teaching book arts workshops. For twelve years, she ran the studio programs at the Center for Book Arts in New York, organizing workshops, public programs, residencies, and publications that advance the art of the book. She has participated in residencies at Governor’s Island (through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), in Chicago at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, and at Guttenberg Arts in New Jersey. Her pamphlet series recently received support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Image credit: Tell the Bees, 2017. Courtesy of Sarah Nicholls.