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Hidden Compartment Boxes: A Mechanical Wonder

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Create a decorative box that confusesand delights, all while holding your small treasures! In this workshop, participants will learn the secret steps to create their own mystery box! Using pre-made and provided materials, pa… read more

Letterpress Technics: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing here at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No. 099. These presses can be used with our collection of wooden typ… read more

Experimental Paper Marbling

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for a paper marbling adventure! This class is suitable for beginners who want to experiment and explore with color, style and technique: results will vary from person to person and sheet to sheet in this fun, casual … read more

Hardcover/Sewn Bookbinding: Pocket Memo Books

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop that results in two hard-bound memo books!  In this class led by The Bindery's bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank books… read more

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for an evening of book making using a traditional, Japanese-style of decorative binding. This popular stab-binding technique results in exterior stitching patterns that are visable (and beautiful) on the front and re… read more

Build-a-Book: Riso Notebook Bar

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Create cover-to-cover custom spiral notebooks with team bearbear and team Bindery! With spiral binding, every page can be a different paper, thickness, or color, with diverse elements woven together for a handy notebook that… read more

Letterpress 101: Printing Posters with Wood Type

Milwaukee, WI CDT
This class is for those looking to learn the core foundations of letterpress printing here at the shop, using our collection of historic wood type as inspiration! Ideal for anyone who would like to make their own work here i… read more

Personalized Holiday Card Sets

Milwaukee, WI CDT
No matter how you celebrate the winter season, everyone loves getting a specialty-printed card! Join us to make your own set of 12 Risographed and letterpressed holiday cards.
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Past Events

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Hardcover Bookbinding: Blank Journals

Milwaukee, WI
Our popular hardcover class is back! Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop.  In this single-session class led by bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank book with a cased-in hardcover and cloth-covered spine. Starting with materials pre…
Thursday, July 7 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Letterpress Technics Part 1: Training for Members

Letterpress Technics Part 1: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI
*IMPORTANT: This is part 1 of a 2-part training meant only for those seeking membership certification at The Bindery. Both parts need to be completed for access to our letterpress shop. Please sign up here for PART 1 and pay $160, which covers the cost of BOTH sessions. Then sign up for a slot to …
Thursday, July 28 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Letterpress 101: Poster Printing with Wood Type

Letterpress 101: Poster Printing with Wood Type

Milwaukee, WI
This class is for those looking to learn the core foundations of letterpress printing here at the shop, using our collection of historic wood type as inspiration! Ideal for anyone who would like to make their own work here in the future, or for curious beginners who want an overview of the basics w…
Saturday, July 23 2022 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Basics is an exploratory workshop for those who want to understand what Risograph prints have to offer, how the process works, and how Risography translates visual information onto the page. What makes Riso prints so alluring? How does a Risograph print specialty colors and impart that retro, …
Sat, May 21 2022 10:00 AM Sat, Aug 6 2022 6:00 PM

Japanese Stab Binding

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for an evening of book making using a traditional, Japanese-style of decorative binding. This popular stab-binding technique results in exterior stitching patterns that are visable (and beautiful) on the front and rear covers. Each student will learn two different stitches and produce two s…
Tuesday, June 28 2022 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Foil Stamped Memo Books

Foil Stamped Memo Books

Milwaukee, WI
Make your own custom memo books! This workshop is an introduction to two old-school technologies we use to produce shiny metallic titling on books, prints, and other ephemera. Join us to learn hot-metal typecasting and hot-foil stamping while producing two pocket-sized notebooks! Choose your own ti…
Saturday, June 11 2022 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Letterpress Technics Part 2: Training for Members

Letterpress Technics Part 2: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI
*IMPORTANT: This is part *2* only of a 2-part training meant for those seeking membership certification at The Bindery. Both parts need to be completed for access to our letterpress shop. Part 1 needs to be taken first. If you have not taken Part 1 yet, please sign up for it on our calendar here a…
Saturday, July 30 2022 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Celebrating Juneteenth: a Poster Workshop in Collaboration with MKE Black

Celebrating Juneteenth: a Poster Workshop in Collaboration with MKE Black

Milwaukee, WI
Join us to celebrate Juneteenth, the national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America. We've partnered up with MKE Black, Milwaukee's Black-owned business directory, to help spotlight the incredible work they're doing (and the businesses they support)! Sliding scale pricing with all pr…
Sunday, June 19 2022 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Riso Technics: Training for Members

Riso Technics: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Technics is a technical workshop that is required for those who want to use the Risograph printer as a member at The Bindery.This class dives into the nitty-gritty specifics of operating the Risograph on your own. You must take this class + book a free orientation to qualify for membership and…
Friday, July 29 2022 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

The Bindery

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