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

Winter / Spring 2022 Workshops


Do to concerns of everyone’s safety, in-person workshops at the bindery have been canceled. We look forward to having students back in the shop as soon as possible.

Andrew will be teaching in-person in 2022 at the John C Campbell Folk School, see their offerings at


We’re are still teaching, but at a distance. Our workshops offer the same content and feedback, but on an online format. The lessons are presented as recorded sessions with accompanying handouts, with 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
Jan 12 – Feb 16

Learn boxes and structures to house and protect books and archival papers.

Clamshell Box
Feb 23 – Mar 30

Learn how to make a custom sized cloth covered box for books and mementos.

Hard Cover Books
March 22 – Apr 26

Learn to add sturdy hard covers to pamphlets and multiple section books.

Online workshops to be offered in the future. Dates not yet set.

Sculptural Books:
Flag, Tunnel, & Carousel Books
Introduction to Bookbinding
Long & Link Stitch Books
Nag Hammadi Codex:
A Historic Model
Book Structures for Photographers & Printmakers