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Bookbinding I

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26, 2019 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 simple pamphlets and proceed… Continue Reading →

Marvellous Marbling

Friday and Saturday,  April 12 and 13, 2019 Last year this workshop was so popular we ran it twice. Now we are running it again! This two-day course will teach you all the basics of paper marbling — you will… Continue Reading →

Meeting, March 13, 2019

On Wednesday, March 13th, Paul Champion-Demers will be presenting  wooden books and byzantine binding. The second book arts challenge of the season, ribbon is due. Bring your creation or send us a photograph. A new challenge will be drawn. For… Continue Reading →

Folding Winter Away!

Saturday, Sunday, March 9–10, 2019 What is the best way to chase away the winter blahs? Working with colour and making books! Using Gelli Arts® printing plates (supplied) we will spend the first day of the workshop relishing the opportunity… Continue Reading →

Meeting, February 13, 2019 (cancelled)

Due to a major winter storm, this meeting is cancelled. Bring your Mapping signatures at the meeting on March 13th, if you are participating in the SWAP. More information about our meetings

Maker’s Table Night
Call for Ideas

For our Wednesday meeting, February 13, 2019 meeting, 6:30 8:30 p.m. If you have any great ideas, jigs or templates, tips or tricks,  easy shortcuts, or just a small method of any sort you are willing to show/teach others, this… Continue Reading →

Meeting, January 9th, 2019

On Wednesday, January 9th, two representatives from Carleton University will give a brief update on the status of the Book Arts Lab (there’s a location, a floor plan and a timeline), with lots of time for Q&A. This should be a… Continue Reading →

Nag Hammadi Codex

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… Continue Reading →

FREE Bookbinding Day
LEARN, Shop and Play

Saturday, January 12, 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 →

Forms and Functions of Photobooks

"The physical form and shape of a photobook matter immensely," writes Jörg Colberg in this 2-part article published in Conscientious Photo Magazine, July 14, 2014 (part 1), July 22, 2014 (part 2). Forms and Functions of Photobooks, Part 1 Forms and Functions of Photobooks, Part 2

Colberg is author of Understan...

Book Arts Challenge due March 13, 2019

This 2018-2019 season, we are offering 3 challenges to inspire your creativity between September and June. At the December meeting, we drew the second challenge of the season: ribbon / ruban. It is up to you to interpret it any way… Continue Reading →

Meeting, December 12, 2018

Join us for FOLD: a hands-on demonstration with Susan Pinard on 2 folded structures, one being a collapsible box from Hedi Kyle’s new book, The Art of the Fold. Bring your bonefolder and take your samples home! December 12th is also… Continue Reading →

65th Anniversary of Legal Deposit in Canada!

We acknowledge the work of the Legal Deposit program and Library and Archives Canada. Thank you! Read more about it in Signatures, Fall/Winter 2018, The Magazine of Library and Archives Canada.

Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?

Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?

An article by Sam Knight, published in The New Yorker, Annals of Science, November 26, 2018.

New methods are allowing a group of scientists to reexamine the world’s libraries and archives, in search of the hidden lives of authors.

Acrylic Pour Book Covers

Saturday, December 15, 2018 Do you want a new addiction — then check out this workshop! Acrylic pouring is so much fun and when its done you will have some absolutely gorgeous covers for your books — or you can… Continue Reading →

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair – Autumn 2018

span-o (small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair, autumn 2018 edition. When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 Time: Noon till 5 p.m. Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane), Ottawa, Ontario (room 203)… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 14, 2018

The presentation by Dan Plourde from Columbia Finishing Mills (Cornwall ON) starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp! November 14th is also the deadline to let Deidre know you are participating in the CBBAG Ottawa 2018-2019 Swap project. As always, bring your creations or… Continue Reading →

Treasure Box

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Using decorative papers and board, we will make 4-drawer boxes, suitable for holding your treasures (nibs, beads, tiny bits and bobs, etc.) The finished box is 8″ x 8″ x “1”.  The instrtuctor will supply board… Continue Reading →

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