FREE Play Day – Learn, Shop & Play

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Come for the day or drop in to purchase supplies. 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… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Ottawa Valley
Studio Day

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Come and work on a book arts project of your choice in the company of other like-minded individuals. Bring everything you need to work on a project of your choice, as well as lunch and snacks and… Continue Reading →

Marbling the Professional Way

Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 This two-day course will teach all the basics of paper marbling — you will leave with a good stack of beautiful marbled designs. You will work with tanks using up to 11″x14” paper…. Continue Reading →

Bookbinding I

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 6, 7, 8 and 20, 21, 22, 2018 This 6-day CBBAG foundation course introduces the variety of tools, materials and techniques fundamental to hand-bookbinding. The course will start with the making of a simple pamphlet and… Continue Reading →

Sewing Text Blocks

Saturday, February 10, 2018 How many ways can you sew a text block together you ask? Well, sew many that we cannot cover them all in one day, but we can try! Come for a day of sewing, nothing but… 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 →

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 →

Surface Designs Using Gelatin Plates

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bookbinding 101

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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