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Book Arts Show and Sale

Due to COVID-19, the Ottawa Book Arts Show and Sale 2020 has unfortunately been cancelled. We had hoped to have it run this year but that will not happen. Full refunds have been issued to vendors. We do hope to… Continue Reading →

Meeting, January 8, 2020

Programme: Lettering Through Time or how our alphabet got to where it is today. Presented by Calligraphy Society of Ottawa (CSO) member and full time calligrapher Rick Draffin, this short presentation will be on the changes in the letters from… Continue Reading →

Meeting, December 11, 2019

Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset Street East in Ottawa in the downstairs craft room. All are welcome, including non-members. Programme Presentation: Bookbinding at the National Archives of Malta with Bronwen… Continue Reading →

Limp Vellum Binding

Saturday, 11 January, 2020 Try your hand at working with vellum. This elegant historic structure was used at least as early as the 14th Century and was most popular in the 16th and 17th Centuries. It is very versatile and… Continue Reading →

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, Autumn 2019

span-o (small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair AUTUMN 2019, TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 Time: Noon till 5 p.m. Where: Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane), Ottawa,… Continue Reading →

La Fab Members’ Christmas Art Show 2019

November 21 to December 29, 2019 The opening is on November 23 from 2 pm to 6 pm. La Fab Arts Centre is located at 212 chemin old chelsea Chelsea QC. Works by some of members and friends will be… Continue Reading →

Food For Thought

Until January 9th 2020, the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers’ Connective presents Food for Thought / Alimenter la réflexion, at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd (Bells Corners) Ottawa. For gallery hours call 613-596-5783. Participating Artists: Debra James Percival, Rod Restivo,… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Lab Grand Opening

WAYNE JONES, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, INVITES YOU TO… COME SEE THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE MACODRUM LIBRARY TOURS, REMARKS, AND REFRESHMENTS NOVEMBER 19, 2019 BOOK ARTS LAB SECOND FLOOR, MAIN LEVEL, MACODRUM LIBRARY PARKING AVAILABLE IN LOT P1 5 TO 7… Continue Reading →

Meeting, November 13, 2019

Join us, at our November 13th meeting. Programme Presentation: Historic Bookbinding in Montefiascone with Paul Champion-Demers As always Bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the book arts to share during our show and tell period. All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Rounded Boxes

Saturday, December 14, 2019 This course will show you how to make round, oval or any cylindrical shaped box. All you need is a shape to work from and you can make it into a box. These rounded boxes were… Continue Reading →

Single Section Half-Leather Binding

Saturday, November 23, 2019 Looking to start working with leather, or learn something new? Join us for this fun hands-on workshop! Leather bindings are an attractive and special method to create handmade books. In this workshop, we will create a… Continue Reading →

CBBAG Ottawa Valley SWAP Project 2019-2020

The SWAP is a project that brings together Ottawa-Valley book artists to create, share, make and show and tell about their book or box and their journey through the creative process. How does it work? Each participant creates a signature… Continue Reading →

Free Bookbinding Day: learn, shop and play

Saturday, October 26, 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 →

Meeting, October 9, 2019

Join us, at our October 11th meeting. Swap launch We will be announcing this years swap theme! Blind tooling using decorative finishing tools Following a short demonstration by Spike Minogue of foil tooling, a station will be set up a… Continue Reading →

Roots: an Exhibition of the Graphein Collective

Until October 13, 2019 at La Fab Art Centre, 212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC. Featuring: Louise Lépine, Madeleine Rousseau, Manon Boulet, Genevièvve Belzile, Deidre Hierlily, Denise Tremplay.  

Meeting, September 11, 2019

It’s Back to CBBAG time! Agenda Business report  As always, Show and Tell: Bring your creations! Report on bookbinding activities by members. And, if you were busy working on it over the summer, bring your Matchbox Challenge! All are welcome,… Continue Reading →

Bookbinding 101

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Learn the traditional basics of bookbinding in this one-day workshop. You will learn the terms used in bookbinding, familiarize yourself with all the tools, and create your own simple books including: stitched pamphlets, Japanese stab binding… Continue Reading →

Manuscript Illumination Demo at the NGC

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Canada, join Ottawa artist Kathryn Finter for a workshop inspired by Henry van de Velde’s beautifully designed editions of Nietzsche’s books, as featured in the exhibition Masterpiece… Continue Reading →

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