Intro to Bookbinding (Basics and More)

with Ariel Fang

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Learn basic bookbinding techniques to get you started in the book arts. In this two-hour workshop, we'll discuss materials, tools, and methods for making your own variations of pamphlets, stab bindings, and other common non-adhesive bindings. These blank books make for excellent journals, ledgers, sketchbooks, and unique gifts for any occasion.

The course will offer handouts to provide further exploration of the book arts, including resources for other binding techniques, places to find affordable materials, and opportunities to advance their skills.

Participants will walk away with 5-6 different books at the end of the session.

What to Bring

None, though you may have some recycled, found, or decorative paper you'd like to incorporate into the books

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All materials and tools will be provided by the instructor

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Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught at Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, and many other local institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Chicago Art Department, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, 96 Acres Project Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Montello Foundation, Ucross, ACRE, and The Wormfarm Institute. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.