[Cet atelier est offert en anglais, mais l’instructeur fera son possible pour répondre à vos questions.]

This fun, six day introductory course on bookbinding will guide students from simple pamphlet bindings to completing two hardcover books.

Fridays to Sundays, October 27-29 and November 3-5, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This workshop is an introduction to the craft of bookbinding, teaching terminology, materials, tools, techniques, and other core bookbinding concepts. The course starts from simple pamphlet binding structures and end with two styles of hardcover books.

Participants are guided through basic bookbinding skills, the principles behind the book structure, recommended materials and suppliers, and step by step bookbinding, and much more! This course prepares you to explore bookbinding on your own or continue with more advanced studies.

This workshop is the first of the CBBAG core curriculum workshops and is a prerequisite for CBBAG Bookbinding II.

Bookbinding I results
Bookbinding I results

Instructor: Tiffany Eng Moore is a CAPC accredited book and archival conservator and runs TEM Conservation in Ottawa, Canada. She has worked at the Canadian Conservation Institute, York Explore Library and Archives in North Yorkshire, UK and the House of Lords – Parliamentary Archives in London, UK. She holds a master’s from West Dean College with an Masters in Conservation of Books and Library Materials. For more information, visit canadianconservationconsortium.ca.

Workshop Cost: $600.00 for CBBAG Members – Student; $700.00 for CBBAG Members – Regular (Become a CBBAG Member). Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded.
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Registration deadline: October 20, 2023 at 11:30 p.m.
Material Fee: Included in the workshop fee
Prerequisite: None
Location: Book Arts Lab, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa ON K1S 5B6. How to get to the Book Arts Lab. You can get to the Carleton University by:

Dining/Food: The nearest campus dining options may be closed on weekends. For up to date hours and locations see: https://dining.carleton.ca/locations/. Please bring your own food or refreshments if required.

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