CBBAG Ottawa Valley SWAP Project 2019-2020

The SWAP is a project that brings together Ottawa-Valley book artists to create, share, make and show and tell about their book or box and their journey through the creative process. How does it work? Each participant creates a signature… Continue Reading →

Free Bookbinding Day: learn, shop and play

Saturday, October 26, 2019 This completely non-structured day of playing and learning will be free – that’s a good start! Come and work on your bookbinding related projects all day. There will be experienced bookbinders, paper makers, paper decorators, etc…. Continue Reading →

Meeting, October 9, 2019

Join us, at our October 11th meeting. Swap launch We will be announcing this years swap theme! Blind tooling using decorative finishing tools Following a short demonstration by Spike Minogue of foil tooling, a station will be set up a… Continue Reading →

Bookbinding II

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22, 2020 This six-day course introduces many intermediate techniques necessary for traditional binding structures. These include rounding and backing, sewn core end bands, edge treatments,  sewing the text block with… Continue Reading →

Roots: an Exhibition of the Graphein Collective

Until October 13, 2019 at La Fab Art Centre, 212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC. Featuring: Louise Lépine, Madeleine Rousseau, Manon Boulet, Genevièvve Belzile, Deidre Hierlily, Denise Tremplay.  

Meeting, September 11, 2019

It’s Back to CBBAG time! Agenda Business report  As always, Show and Tell: Bring your creations! Report on bookbinding activities by members. And, if you were busy working on it over the summer, bring your Matchbox Challenge! All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Bookbinding 101

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Learn the traditional basics of bookbinding in this one-day workshop. You will learn the terms used in bookbinding, familiarize yourself with all the tools, and create your own simple books including: stitched pamphlets, Japanese stab binding… Continue Reading →

Manuscript Illumination Demo at the NGC

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Canada, join Ottawa artist Kathryn Finter for a workshop inspired by Henry van de Velde’s beautifully designed editions of Nietzsche’s books, as featured in the exhibition Masterpiece… Continue Reading →

Making an Impression

Bluebird Coffee Gallery proudly presents the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective with the group show Making an Impression, featuring works by Cheryl Ann Billiard, Louise Butler, Susan MW Cartwright, Mark Glassford, John Graham, Denise Lachance, Louise Lépine, Rosemary Lindal, Shaylah Marsh, Debra James Percival, Rod… Continue Reading →

Matchbox Challenge due September 11, 2019

Aim To produce a basic matchbox and fill it with your art. Task Over the summer months, members are challenged to produce a simple matchbox (download pattern) out of card stock, which can be decorated in any whimsical manor that… Continue Reading →

La relieuse du gué

La relieuse du gué French novel about a bookbinder by Anne Delaflotte Mehdevi. Boissec: Gaïa Éditions, 2008. New French edition and electronic formats available.

Un matin, un homme, mystérieux et massif, frappe à la porte de l’atelier du gué. Il vient confier pour rénovation un livre ancien, une ­curiosité, relié à l’allemande. Dans une ruelle de Dordogne q...

Meeting, June 12, 2019 (AGM)

June is our year-end wrap-up, election of officers and planning session for next season’s programme. Bring your ideas and your energy, your third book arts challenge item (pockets), as well as your Show and Tell. Also, if you have anything book… Continue Reading →

Secret Belgian “Crisscross” Binding

Workshop, Saturday, May 25, 2019 DELPHINE PLATTEN | ATELIER DE RELIURE MODERNE 2177, rue Masson, atelier 305, Montreal QC 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Delphine Platten is a professional bookbinder and member of CBBAG and the Conseil des métiers d’art… Continue Reading →

Meeting, May 8, 2019

On Wednesday, May 8th, Roxanne Lafleur will be discussing image transfer techniques that use glue/medium, heat or solvents to transfer ink-jet or toner-based facsimiles.  Those participating in this year’s SWAP will bring their bound set of ‘maps’ to show and tell. As always, bring your creations, information or news… Continue Reading →

Paste Paper (CSO workshop)

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa is hosting this 2-day workshop on May 4-5, 2019. Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when book binders added paint to their paste and used it to make patterned paper, thus creating… Continue Reading →

Calligraphy Open House (CSO at Wallack’s)

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa and Wallack’s Art Supplies are pleased to invite you to a Calligraphy Open House 231 Bank Street (corner of Lisgar) Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome and admission is… Continue Reading →

Drop Spine Boxes (Clamshell): An Introduction to Box Making

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Suitable for beginners and all experience levels. Join us for a fun hands-on workshop learning to make drop spine “clamshell” boxes! These hinged lid boxes are perfect for protecting books, archives, prints, and anything else. In… Continue Reading →

Meeting, April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10th, “De mère en mer” the making of the book by Roxanne Lafleur, an Art of the Book 2018 selection, will be presented by the artist. As always, bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the… Continue Reading →

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