Bookbinding 1 – IN PERSON (2023wksp-27)

  • 04 Nov 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Big River Bindery, Scarborough ON
  • 10



IN PERSON - Bookbinding 1 with Andrew Huot

This workshop is an introduction to the craft of bookbinding. During six days, Participants will receive instruction on how to use a variety of tools and will learn about bookbinding materials in general. The course starts with the making of a few simple pamphlet structures and culminates with the binding of two case-bound, flat-back books.

The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to explore bookbinding independently or pursue further education in the field.  

This workshop is the first of the CBBAG core curriculum workshops and is a prerequisite for many other workshops.

Andrew Huot is a book artist, bookbinder, printer, and conservator in Scarborough ON where he operates Big River Bindery, a studio for bookmaking, letterpress printing, and book conservation. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BS in Printmaking from Portland State University.

His artists’ books use photographs, linoleum cuts, and text to share the humorous side of everyday life around us. His artists’ books are in collections across the country, from the Art Institute of Chicago to Yale University. Andrew teaches online and in his own studio, taught at the University of Illinois School of Information Science and workshops across the US and in Canada at CBBAG, the John C Campbell Folk School, Book Arts LA, the International Preservation Studies Center, and the Guild of Book Workers, among others. His website is


Location: IN PERSON Big River Bindery, 94 Crockford Blvd, Unit 2 Scarborough, ON

Date: 3 weekends, Sat-Sun, Nov 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2023

Hours: 10 am – 5 pm with 1-hour lunch break

Course fee: $700 members/$760 non-members

Prerequisite: None

Materials: cost included in course fee

Registration closes: Weds, Oct 18, 2023, 11:59 PM

Maximum registration: 10 Students


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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