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Workshops

North Branch Projects offers a variety of bookbinding workshops at locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Several schools, community organizations, cultural institutions, corporations, and individuals' homes and studios host opportunities to learn about the book arts.

We welcome invitations from other organizations as well as private parties and work with students from preschool age to seniors. Workshops run from one to three hours. Rates vary depending on number of participants, type of workshop activity, and specific needs of the event host. Please reach out and inquire about possibilities by emailing Regin Igloria directly at northbranchprojects@gmail.com or clicking here.

Students from Steel City Academy in Gary, IN take part in a workshop during the school's Gear & Flame Week.

Upcoming:

Bookbinding Workshop with LAGCAM (Lucban Association of Greater Chicago and the Midwest): 

In this workshop, basic bookbinding techniques will be introduced to participants who will come away with 2-3 variations of pamphlets, single sheet folds, and stab bindings. Proceeds benefit LAGCAM's Saling Biyaya & ARAL Programs.

$25 per participant, limited space available

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

SMM Activity Center

7341 N. Claremont

Chicago, IL 60645

Register HERE

Bookbinding Workshop with LAGCAM (Lucban Association of Greater Chicago and the Midwest): 

In this workshop, basic bookbinding techniques will be introduced to participants who will come away with 2-3 variations of pamphlets, single sheet folds, and stab bindings. Proceeds benefit LAGCAM's Saling Biyaya & ARAL Programs.

$25 per participant, limited space available

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

SMM Activity Center

7341 N. Claremont

Chicago, IL 60645

Register HERE

Stories + Soul Retreat at Ragdale

As part of a weekend retreat led by Story Jam, North Branch Projects will kick off the weekend workshop events with an intro to journal-making. Participants will use their hand-made books as part of the story creation process throughout the weekend. For more information about other retreat events, please click the event link below.

Friday, October 25, 2019

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ragdale Foundation

1260 N. Green Bay Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045

Retreat takes place from October 25-27, 2019

Registration and info HERE

Bookbinding Workshop with LAGCAM (Lucban Association of Greater Chicago and the Midwest): 

In this workshop, basic bookbinding techniques will be introduced to participants who will come away with 2-3 variations of pamphlets, single sheet folds, and stab bindings. Proceeds benefit LAGCAM's Saling Biyaya & ARAL Programs.

$25 per participant, limited space available

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

SMM Activity Center

7341 N. Claremont

Chicago, IL 60645

Register HERE

Recent Workshops:

StoryStudio Bookbinding, February 2019

Private Birthday Party, Elmwood Park, February 2019

Art Institute of Chicago Summer Block Party, July 2018

StoryStudio Bookbinding, February 2019

Private Birthday Party, Elmwood Park, February 2019

Art Institute of Chicago Summer Block Party, July 2018

StoryStudio Bookbinding, February 2019

Private Birthday Party, Elmwood Park, February 2019

Art Institute of Chicago Summer Block Party, July 2018

Artseed & Young Cultural Steward Learning Series with the Chicago Park District at Northerly Island Park, December 2018

Weinberg Newton Gallery, March 2018

Tastes & Tours of Albany at Bikes N Roses, April 2018 

Artseed & Young Cultural Steward Learning Series with the Chicago Park District at Northerly Island Park, December 2018

Ox-Bow School of Art, August 2017 

Zine Workshop at Skokie Public Library, September 2018