Nesting Box Kit Workshop with Ulla Warchol

april, 2020

This is a repeating event

sat04apr9:00 amsat5:00 pmNesting Box Kit Workshop with Ulla Warchol9:00 am - 5:00 pm ArtYard, 62A Trenton Ave, Frenchtown, New JerseyEvent Type :Arts & EntertainmentEvent Type 2:Frenchtown


Event Details

Join Ulla Warchol for a two-day workshop exploring techniques of basic bookbinding and box-making to create a nesting kit of storage boxes.

Ulla Warchol , architect, artist and co-author of The Art of the Fold returns to ArtYard to share more of her inventive techniques. Join us for a workshop exploring various methods used to contain a small 3-dimensional object—the size of a matchbox—that is rare, meaningful, or just too small to keep track of. Over two days, participants will make 5 models: a book-box with inset; a conservation wrapper; a slip-case; a clam-shell box; and a multi-purpose archival box. The result will be a nesting kit of storage boxes, able to be used separately in a myriad of applications.
We will play with patterned papers, and learn basic bookbinding and box-making techniques such as folding and scoring, gluing and pasting out paper, and using jigs to achieve accurate results.
No prior experience is necessary for this workshop, though enthusiasm and patience are needed for this somewhat technical undertaking. (Age 16 & up). You will be guided by Ulla and Lucinda Warchol who will help you to achieve superior results so you will not only leave with a new skill, but 5 of your own original models to take home.
This workshop will take place at ArtYard Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and April 5th, from 9 AM – 5 PM. This workshop has limited space, so sign up early.
The fee of $325 is for the entire workshop, which includes both Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th. Students are expected to attend both sessions. All materials and tools will be provided.
Visit to learn more about Ulla Warchol and the book she co-authored with her mother, Hedi Kyle.
Ulla Warchol is an artist who trained as an architect; a bookbinder; fabricator; and a builder. Making boxes and creating storage containers for unusual contents is an art that often harnesses all of these interests. She is the co-author, with her mother, Hedi Kyle, of The Art of the Fold , a technical guide on how to make innovative book structures (Laurence King Publishing, 2018), and with whom she frequently teaches workshops. Originally from New York City, Ulla currently lives in Bucks County, PA where her studio practice, woodshop and garden allow her to continually experiment. This is Ulla’s second workshop hosted by ArtYard, with whom she has an ongoing collaboration to promote their mission to be an incubator for creative expression and a catalyst for collaborations that reveal the transformational power of art.
This workshop is in conjunction with the exhibition, Paper Weight: Works in Paper by Elsa Mora


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



62A Trenton Ave, Frenchtown, New Jersey