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Monthly Challenge: November 2017

At the November meeting, we picked out of the box challenge number 3: Greetings Cards. Truly, this was not “arranged”! It is up to you to interpret it any way you like and use it to produce a book arts… Continue Reading →

From Sketchbook to Block: Transferring Images to Cut from Linoleum Blocks

Saturday, December 9, 2017 Learn various techniques in transferring images to blocks along with drawing and cutting strategies to produce linocuts for hand printing. Lino block printing has been done for over a hundred years, a continuum of wood engraving… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 8, 2017

This month’s programme is a Talk with Hugh Barclay. Hugh will speak about several books that he has published. He will discuss some of the interesting books, backgrounds, authors and the illustrations that he has used, along with sharing his… Continue Reading →

CANADA 150
A CBBAG Ottawa Book Arts Exhibition

1-24 November 2017 At the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa, Ontario CBBAG Ottawa is pleased to announce that it has opened two Book Arts Exhibitions at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans that will run from the first… Continue Reading →

Gaspereau Press
Wayzgoose 2017
Trip Report

AUTUMN IS THE SEASON FOR MIGRATION and every autumn for the past sixteen years, book lovers, private press and letterpress printers, as well as graphic designers, make a migration to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia to attend Gaspereau Press’s… Continue Reading →

Miniature Leather Bound: A New Structure

Saturday & Sunday, January 13-14, 2018 This course is open to students who haven’t yet worked with leather. Basics of leather work will be covered excluding paring as its not necessary for these structures. Each student will work on two… Continue Reading →

Boxes and Other Enclosures

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Now that you have made some beautiful books, (or at least own a few) learn how to make a box/encloser to protect them! Enclosers need to fit your treasured item properly so as not to cause… Continue Reading →

Book Conservation at the Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair 2017

Sunday, October 22nd, Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road in Ottawa, (near Hunt Club and Riverside Drive) from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission: $5, free parking. The Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair is going into its thirty-seventh edition. The Fair… Continue Reading →

Monthly Challenge: October 2017

The second challenge of the season is: Complete a book arts project from a YouTube video. Make a work following a book arts related instructional YouTube (Vimeo or other) video. We’d love to know what you chose to make, how… Continue Reading →

Meeting, October 11, 2017

This month’s programme is a talk entitled Hidden In Full View, by John Holmes. Members are asked to bring any books or book art that they want displayed as part of our Canada 150 Exhibition at the Shenkman Arts Centre,… Continue Reading →

Book Launch Review: Indian Journeys

On Wednesday, 27 September 2017, Three Bats Press held a very successful formal book launch for their fine letterpress edition of Nadya Pohran’s new book of poetry, Indian Journeys. The event was held at Pour Boy Pub on Somerset Street West and there were about 20 people in attendance…. Continue Reading →

Critical Mass Port Hope Steamroller Print Festival

The art and craft of putting ink on paper is the essence of printing. Whether it is a rubber stamp and inkpad or a printing press, the results can be magical. Converting ideas into a tactile form is the amazing… Continue Reading →

Three Bats Press: Indian Journeys

Three Bats Press of Constance Bay is proud to present the launch of its latest fine letterpress book Indian Journeys by Nadya Pohran. The book launch and poetry reading by the author will be held at Pour Boy Pub, 495 Somerset Street… Continue Reading →

Merrickville Artists’ Guild Studio Tour 2017

Artists Holly Dean and Larry Thompson are also CBBAG members. Look for them and 16 other MAG Artists and guest artists at the MAG FLAG Studio Tour 2017, September 23, 24, 30 and October 1, from 10 a.m. to 6… Continue Reading →

‘The last of our kind’: Preserving the world’s ancient crafts

'The last of our kind': Preserving the world's ancient crafts By Paul Waldie, The Globe and Mail, 14 September 2017.

"Paul Wright supplies parchment and vellum [...]. His craft, along with an number of other aspects of non-tangible heritage, are on the verge of going extinct, according to a recent study."

Surface Designs Using Gelatin Plates

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Monthly Challenge: September 2017

At the September meeting, ideas were contributed.  Our first challenge of the season is: Block Print.  It is up to you to interpret it any way you like and use it to produce a book arts related work. We’d love… Continue Reading →

Steamroller MEGA Printmaking Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017

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