Four Seasons Pop-Up Book – In Person (2023wksp-14)

  • 14 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 15 Oct 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Helander Bindery, Caledon East ON
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IN PERSON - Four Seasons Pop-Up with Barb Helander

In this workshop, participants will complete a pop-up book with the theme of the four seasons. Each season presents a different pop-up technique – from the simple table armature used to announce “Spring” to the more complex slice-form used for “Winter” snow globe.


In order to understand how each pop-up works, a model of each structure will be prepared prior to making each folio. A variety of art effects will also be used to embellish each page – collage, coloured pencils, glitter, etc.

To see a video of the book  on Barb's instagram channel, please click here 


Over the course of her 35-year career, Barbara Helander has earned two degrees (B. Ed., M.Sc.- Clothing & Textiles); worked in apparel manufacturing; and was a professor of textiles at Seneca College. Barbara worked her way through the CBBAG core curriculum courses and earned her Certificate of Completion in 2010. She is a core curriculum instructor for CBBAG and a mentor for the Home Study programme. Recently Barbara has been part of the team that transformed Bookbinding 1 for virtual learning. Her website can be found here:



Location: IN PERSON Helander Bindery, Caledon East, ON (see notes)

NEW DATES: Saturday-Sunday, October 14 & 15, 2023

Hours: 10 – 5 PM

Course fee: $210 members/non-members

Prerequisite: None

Maximum enrollment: 6 Students

Materials: $30 payable to instructor

Registration closes: Weds, October 4, 2023, 11:59 PM



While coloured pencils will be available, students who own a set are encouraged to bring them – in particular the colours orange, yellow, brown, green, red, blue, and gray.  (Barb used the following Winsor & Newton colours: Red, Mandarin, Honeycomb, Burnt Sienna, Lush Green, China Blue, Sky Blue, Cool Grey #4 and Ice Grey #3).

* Specific address of workshop to be supplied to registrants. Caledon East is a small village situated in the beautiful rolling hills of Caledon.  Accessible by car, Caledon East is located about 20 minutes' drive due north of Brampton, ON.  Barbara’s studio is located on a lower level, therefore participants will need to be able to navigate stairs.  The mid-day break will be 1.5 hours, so participants may elect to bring a lunch or drive to the nearest cafe in town.

Depending on public health status, masks may be required for registrants. Refusal to wear a mask is not grounds for a refund of workshop fees.


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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