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
Book Conservation & Repair
Sat / Sun 9 – 4:30
May 27 & 28


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.

Clamshell Box
April 4 – May 9
Preservation Enclosures
May 23- June 27
Book Structures for Photographers & Printmakers
July 18 – Aug 22

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.

Introduction to
Long & Link Stitch Books
Sculptural Books

Hard Cover Books
Nag Hammadi Binding

ONLINE WORKSHOPS For Other Organizations

Andrew will be teaching in March for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild. Learn how to make a Pierced Paper Binding in this weekend workshop.