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Paste Paper (CSO workshop)

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa is hosting this 2-day workshop on May 4-5, 2019. Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when book binders added paint to their paste and used it to make patterned paper, thus creating… Continue Reading →

Calligraphy Open House (CSO at Wallack’s)

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa and Wallack’s Art Supplies are pleased to invite you to a Calligraphy Open House 231 Bank Street (corner of Lisgar) Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome and admission is… Continue Reading →

Drop Spine Boxes (Clamshell): An Introduction to Box Making

Saturday, May 11, 2019 Suitable for beginners and all experience levels. Join us for a fun hands-on workshop learning to make drop spine “clamshell” boxes! These hinged lid boxes are perfect for protecting books, archives, prints, and anything else. In… Continue Reading →

Meeting, April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10th, “De mère en mer” the making of the book by Roxanne Lafleur, an Art of the Book 2018 selection, will be presented by the artist. As always, bring your creations, information or news pertaining to the… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2019

2019 Grimsby Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair ~one day only~ Saturday, 27 April 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grimsby Public Art Gallery 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby, ON.  L3M 1Y1 Once again, Grimsby Ontario is host to one of the most… Continue Reading →

Distinctly Canadian: Golden Dog Press to Lumiere Press

Distinctly Canadian: Golden Dog Press to Lumiere Press

An article by Amy Rose, March 6, 2019, for Magazine, National Gallery of Canada.

In conjunction with the exhibition Labour of Love: Selections from...

Labour of Love: Selections from Some Small Canadian Presses

Tuesday, February 5 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 At the Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa This selection of volumes from Canada’s small presses features beautifully conceived and executed books that have been important to the development of… Continue Reading →

Book Arts Challenge due June 12, 2019

This 2018-2019 season, we are offering 3 challenges to inspire your creativity between September and June. At the March meeting, we drew the third challenge of the season: pockets (poches). It is up to you to interpret it any way… Continue Reading →

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...

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