Stuck in a Bind: Intro to BookBinding

Ever wanted to learn how to make a journal or art book using household recycled items? During this hour-long workshop, you will learn how to do just that without leaving the comfort of your home! All you will need is: 24-48 sheets of printer paper (or any type of paper), 1 piece of cardboard (soda box, cereal box, etc), a needle, a ruler, and some thread!

By the end of this workshop you will have a handsomely bound book ready to be filled with all your post-rona dreams. Following the workshop all participants will receive emailed directions on additional tutorials for decorating covers of book using easily accessible materials found at home. This workshop is ideal for adults and great for children 8+ accompanied by adult support.

This workshop includes one hour of in-person instruction, along with additional guidance and resources that will be sent to participants in advance. Please note that this is a virtual class. Attendees will receive a link to access the live class 2 hours before it begins.

About the Instructor

Cristal Alba is a Chicago-based artist and organizer, passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. They currently are a part of the House of Huitlacooch artist collective and volunteer their time at local farms and gardens where they scavenge for materials to incorporate in their bookbinding and mixed media art.

A Note on Payment

Plant Chicago is offering a series of virtual workshops during April and May of 2020. We are offering these workshops to provide information and knowledge to people during a time when we are not able to gather in person. These workshops will also provide much-needed income for our workshop leaders, many of whom are employed in the food sector and face immediate challenges due to the COVID-19 situation. If you are able to pay full price for your workshop, Plant Chicago and our workshop leaders truly appreciate it. However, we understand that, while everyone deserves access to the information being shared in these workshops, some people may not be able to pay for workshops right now. If you are not able to afford the ticket fee, you are welcome to use the code VirtualCE2020 during check-out to take the class at no cost.

No refunds will be given for this class. If you purchase a ticket and are not able to tune in when the workshop is live, we will share a recording along with any slides and resources shared during the class.

Back to list