Community Building through Bookmaking with Regin Igloria of North Branch Projects

How can you build community through making books? CCRx launches its 2019 Creative Reuse Workshop Series with two special Community Bookbinding classes with Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist and educator Regin Igloria. Community binding and creative reuse are primary motivations for Igloria, and his workshops show how to reuse common items to create your own book -- for your personal writing and drawings, as a gift or keepsake. Igloria is the founder of North Branch Projects, a non-profit that brings people together through the process of handmade bookmaking and binding. Regin Igloria has been “promoting creativity through the book arts” through North Branch since 2010. His goal is to te

New Year's Resolution: Support Chicago Teachers, Students AND the Environment at CCRx's nex

While we're making resolutions for the new year, how about supporting Chicago teachers, students AND the environment? CCRx's next Swap Circle for Teachers is a great way to do all three -- starting this month! Here's how you can help... The Swap Circle for Teachers is a pop-up opportunity for businesses and individuals across Chicago to support Chicago teachers and their students by donating surplus supplies and equipment for use in their classrooms. At our Swap this past August, over 500 teachers received 10 TONS of surplus from 140 donors! Highlights included costumes from the Joffrey Ballet, a drum kit, sewing machines and hundreds of binders. Read about our Fall Swap here. This Ja

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