About The Class

Instructor: Erin Sweeney

Medium: Book Arts

Workshop Title: Fold, Sew, Multiply, Repeat!

Learn both folded and sewn book structures, and then progress to combining structures to create another book/story/object/sculpture. Examine how these simple structures can morph and multiply to create something larger, sculptural, and interactive. Explore text and image-generating techniques: writing prompts, tape transfers, pochoir, and roller prints, as well as dyeing and manipulating Tyvek. Together we will also conceive and construct an installation using skills learned through the week. Open to all.

Materials List. Click here for a list of supplies that you will need to bring for this workshop.

About The Instructor

Erin sweeney

Erin sweeney

Erin Sweeney received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts.  She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Sweeney exhibits nationally, from California to Ohio to Maine. She teaches book arts workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press, as well as in many other places, including Philadelphia, Maine, and Ireland. She is chair of the Foundations program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where she serves full-time on the faculty.



  • Application Fee: $50.00

  • Residents: $1,300.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Room & Board, Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

  • Commuters: $1,050.00
    (Tuition, Fees, Lunch and Dinner, Tuesday dinner through Sunday lunch)

I took a book arts and letterpress class with Erin ... during summer 2016. Her class was one of the most powerful experiences of my career.
— Christy Cornett
Erin Sweeney creates a warm, brave, creative, and rigorous teaching environment.
— Joel Gill


Erin Sweeney

These photos are representative of the instructor’s work, not necessarily of work that will be produced during the workshop.

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