Fri, Apr 29th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saint Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S, St Cloud MN 56301

Pivot Saint Cloud State: Bookbinding Workshop

Registration now open!

Ever wondered how books are made? All it takes is a bit of know-how. Once the trade of highly skilled master craftsmen, the handmade book has been virtually replaced by mass production. But you don’t need to be a master craftsman to make your own books. With a few basic supplies and a few little tricks you can make whatever you like. We’ll talk over the basics of Japanese stab-stitch binding and sewing techniques. Learn what you need to know in order to make your own personalized portfolio, sketchbooks, notepads, gifts, and more! We will be providing you with all of the tools, supplies, and knowledge that you will need to create your own hand-made books, and you will also walk away with your own personal sketchbook from the workshop. There will be a guest speaker from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. If you wish to bring your own unique papers or a collection of paper samples to bind, please feel free to do so. We hope to see you there!


AIGA student members: Free! All students of Saint Cloud State: Registration is free. Do not register here, register through your campus AIGA group! Everyone else: $10 The Pivot Series is designed as an opportunity for AIGA student groups to develop programming for their fellow students who reside and study in the upper Midwest. For further information, please email Jamie Larson or follow @jamlars. Pivot will be at the Kiehle Visual Arts Building in room 104. Parking is available nearby. (see map) View Larger Map

Contact Leadership

Michelle York
Michelle York
Associate Director, Student Affairs
Michelle York is a designer at Tilka Design in Minneapolis. She has a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Concordia University, St. Paul. In her free time, she loves to paint with acrylics, walk her dog, Willie, volunteer with AIGA MN and coach volleyball.