At Big River Bindery we don’t want to have all the fun, so we offer workshops in printing and binding so you can try it out yourself. See the listings below for both long and short-term classes you can take.

If you don’t see what you want here, check out our list of past workshops at

Spring 2023 Workshops


Join us in-person for workshops at our new Scarborough location. These workshops happen evenings and weekends and offer topics hard to replicate on-line. The bindery equipment is available for use and materials are included in the price of the workshop.

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Clamshell Box
Thursdays 7 – 9:30 pm
March 23 – April 13
Letterpress Printing
Sat / Sun 9 – 4:30
May 6 & 7
Sewn Board Binding
Sat 9 – 4:30
May 13
Sculptural Books
Sat / Sun 9 – 4:30
June 10 & 11
Letterpress Printing
Wednesdays 7 – 9:30
June 7 – 28
Stitch in Time: Sewing Variations
Sat / Sun 9 – 4:30
June 24 & 25
Book Conservation & Repair
Sat / Sun 9 – 4:30
July 15 & 16


Our workshops offer the same content and feedback as in-person workshops, but on a hybrid online format. The lessons are presented as recorded sessions with accompanying handouts and a class area for questions and to share what you make. Live zoom office hours give you a chance to meet the other students and ask questions live with the instructor.

Preservation Enclosures
May 23- June 27
Clamshell Box
June 15 – July 20
Book Structures for Photographers & Printmakers
July 18 – Aug 22
Introduction to Bookbinding
Aug 3 – Sept 7

These workshops have been offered in the past and we hope to offer them again soon. Take a look and we can let you know when they will be offered again.

Nag Hammadi Binding
Long & Link Stitch Books
Hard Cover Books

Students who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee per student. Students cancelling their enrollment 14 days or less prior to the first day of the course are not eligible for a refund. Materials kits for online courses are not refundable once mailed. If Big River Bindery cancels a course, students will receive a full refund.