Saturday, February 9, 2019
The Nag Hammadi codices take their name from the Egyptian village where in 1945 a clay pot containing thirteen ancient books was discovered. These books are the earliest extant codex bindings ever found – 1800 years old – and were uncovered in remarkably good condition. Students will construct a sympathetic facsimile of the Nag Hammadi codex, and experience the structure and form of ancient bookbinding. Partially pre-cut papyrus and leather for the covers is supplied (see material fee below).
Bring a cutting mat if you have one. All tools and shop supplies will be provided for those without.
Instructor: Christine McNair
Workshop Cost: $70.00 CBBAG members, $80.00 non-members
Material Fee: $30.00 (paid in cash to the instructor at the workshop)
Location: Routhier Community Centre (1st floor), 172 Guiges Ave, Ottawa
Parking: Free and plenty of it
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Food: Bring your lunch or jot up to the Byward Market
Registration on Eventbrite: Nag Hammadi Codex
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.