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    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-01

    Introduction to Gothic Binding

    Instructor: Don Taylor

    Location: CBBAG bindery

    Duration: 4 Days, Sat-Sun Jan 12-13 and 19-20

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course Fee: $420 members/$480 non-members

    Materials Fee: $40 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: Bookbinding 1 or permission of instructor


    Registration closes Weds, Jan 9 11:59 PM EST


    This four-day course will cover the construction and finishing of a 15th c. style Gothic book. The model will feature sewing on double raised cords, shaped and laced on boards, braided leather endbands over a sewn primary endband and covering in quarter goatskin which will be finished with blind tooling. The companion workshop, Gothic Book Hardware, 2019WKSP-02, will cover clasps and bosses suitable to the period.


    Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ He has taught for CBBAG since 1984.


    • 03 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-02

    Gothic Book Hardware

    Instructor: Mary McIntyre

    Location: CBBAG bindery

    Duration: 1 day, Sunday, Feb 3

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course Fee: $95 members/ non-members

    Materials Fee: $30 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, Jan 30 11:59 PM EST


    Manuscript books written on vellum used "furniture", i.e. clasps to keep them closed and bosses to protect the cover surfaces. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of fabricating with brass, sawing, annealing and riveting, as they make clasps and bosses and attach them to the boards of the Gothic book binding. This is a companion workshop to Introduction to Gothic Binding 2019WKSP-01.


    Mary K. McIntyre is a Toronto-based sculptor and metalsmith who loves the spontaneous, collaborative way that metal responds when shaped under the hammer. McIntyre studied at OCADU University and under Bronfman Award-winning silversmith Lois Etherington Betteridge. Her teaching experience includes workshops on silversmithing, and fabricating metalwork for the artist’s book, at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (Toronto and Vancouver chapters). Her work has been exhibited in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa and Fredericton; it is held in private collections in Canada and the USA, and in the Canadian Contemporary Silver Collection at the Art Gallery of Guelph.


    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-03

    Inspired Flutter Book - Step by Step

    Instructor: Akiko Lamb

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 1 day, Saturday, February 23

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $ 95 members/non-members

    Materials fee: $25 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Registration closes Weds, Feb 20 11:59 PM EST


    As artists and designers, often our first response to creating originates from our intuitive sense - the ‘aha moment’. Confirm that intuitive answer and discover other possibilities to enrich your process and visual vocabulary by using the elements and principles of art/design.


    Choose your concept - a memory, poem, quotation. Using theories of colour, shape, repetition, contrast and balance, combined with simple paper engineering techniques, we will create individual 3-dimensional kinetic vignettes expressing visual responses to your chosen concept.

    At the end of the day, these tableaux ‘pages’ will be linked into an accordion-fold flutter book recording your process for the day to be read as a regular book or displayed as a sculptural piece.


    Akiko Lamb is an industrial designer who loves the structure, problem solving and the aesthetics of book arts. Following graduation from Radio & Television Arts, Ryerson University, her work included educational development and program design for TVOntario. Later, as a graduate of Industrial Design, OCADU, she studied bookbinding with George Walker who introduced her to the world of book arts. Akiko has taught at OCADU, libraries, schools and privately including portfolio preparation for entrance into art/design programs and book arts workshops. Her work also includes designing for interiors, retail and costume for professional theatre. As a designer and teacher, Akiko continues to explore and share her love of the visual arts.


    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-04

    Bookbinding 1 Intensive

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 6 days, Sunday-Friday February 24-March 1

    Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Course fee: $630 members/$690 non-members

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, Feb 20 11:59 PM EST


    This six-day course introduces the variety of tools, materials, sewings, and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding. The course will start with the making of a simple pamphlet and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books. This class prepares participants to explore bookbinding on their own or continue with more advanced studies.


    Rose Newlove is a graduate of the Fleming College conservation program and works as a book and paper conservator in Toronto. She has studied bookbinding at CBBAG with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge and at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Etherington.

    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-05

    Printmaking + Bookbinding: Introduction to Edition Book Making

    Instructor: Carolyn Eady

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 2 days, Saturday-Sunday, Mar 9-10

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $210 members/ $270 non-members

    Materials fee: $40 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, Mar 6 11:59 PM EST


    Learn the joys of combining printmaking with bookbinding to create your own mini-edition of 7 softcover notebooks!  In this 2-day class, students will learn the basics of relief printing, tools, and tips for successful printmaking.  Then we will craft these printed papers into a handsome edition of 7 softcover notebooks using a simple, yet attractive stitch.  Books will be blank on the inside and feature your prints on the outside.  Suitable for crafty beginners, but best for those with a bit of experience in either area.


    If you require glasses to see fine details, be sure to bring them. The first day may get a bit messy, you're welcome to bring a crafting apron or art shirt.


    Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press is a bookbinder/book artist and printmaker, teaching bookbinding workshops throughout Ontario. She founded Sprouts Press in 2008 and sells her work online (Etsy), at various shows and select shops. Carolyn has a BFA from OCAD and has taught for CBBAG since 2015.   To see Carolyn’s work, go to www.sproutspress.com or follow her on social media (@sproutspress).


    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-06

    March Break Madness: Magical Sculptural Tunnel Book

    Instructor: Akiko Lamb

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 1 day, Thursday, March 14

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $145 members/non-members per 1 adult/1 child pair

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Registration closes Fri, Mar 1 11:59 PM EST


    NEW WORKSHOP FORMAT - Team Artmaking!


    This course is only open to 5 pairs of learners – one young person between the ages of 8-12 and an accompanying adult.


    Adults please enrol on the website for the pair and the CBBAG registrar will contact you to confirm your registration with an appropriately-aged young person. Sorry singletons – this course is not for you!


    Join us for a day of building a magical Tunnel Book. Originating in the 18th century, these charming books combine storytelling with three-dimensional art creating an illusion of depth and perspective.


    These books are ‘read’ through a hole in the cover. With the images on each page working together to form a three-dimensional scene inside the book, each page has an opening to allow the reader to see right through the entire book. Accordion-fold structures on both sides support and hold this progression of story panels together.


    Starting with a theme using a story, song, poem or memory, you both will have a choice of creating a representational or abstract piece. Teams will have the option of building one book together or each member can build their own!


    Akiko Lamb is an industrial designer who loves the structure, problem solving and the aesthetics of book arts. Following graduation from Radio & Television Arts, Ryerson University, her work included educational development and program design for TVOntario. Later, as a graduate of Industrial Design, OCADU, she studied bookbinding with George Walker who introduced her to the world of book arts. Akiko has taught at OCADU, libraries, schools and privately including portfolio preparation for entrance into art/design programs and book arts workshops. Her work also includes designing for interiors, retail and costume for professional theatre. As a designer and teacher, Akiko continues to explore and share her love of the visual arts.


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-08

    Kansusō : Japanese Scroll

    Instructor: Stuart Hill
    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 1 day, Saturday, March 23

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $95 members/non-members
    Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.
    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, Mar 20 11:59 PM EST


    The earliest scrolls were used to record Buddhist teachings and continued to live on beside other Japanese book structures, recording and illustrating important stories.  In this workshop you will learn how to prepare the required pieces, using silk, linens and washi.  By the end of the day, you will have assembled the many pieces to build up a personal scroll.


    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove.  With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures.  Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com
    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-09

    Theologica: Limp Binding
    Instructor: Stuart Hill
    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 3 hours, Sunday Morning, March 24

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $50 members/non-members
    Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.
    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Thurs, Mar 21 11:59 PM EST


    This limp binding is based on at 16th century theological doctrine.

     

    The cover is made from leather. The sections are sewn directly to the cover using a unique sewing that also forms a headband. The closure is a made leather toggle.

    This is a great introductory course for beginners.


    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures.  Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com


    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-10

    Cerealis: Limp binding

    Instructor: Stuart Hill

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 3 hours, Sunday Afternoon, March 24

    Hours: 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Course Fee: $50 members/non-members
    Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.

    Prerequisite: none


    Registration closes Thurs, Mar 21 11:59 PM EST


    This limp binding is based on a 18th century record of expenditures on wheat.

     

    The textblock is sewn, incorporating leather headbands. The folded cover is made from a lamination of linen and handmade paper. The textblock and headbands are held in place using a series of tackets. The closure is a tied leather thong.

    This is a great introductory course for beginners.


    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures.  Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com


    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-11

    Protective Enclosures: cases, boxes, and folders

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 4 days, Tuesday-Friday March 26-29

    Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Course fee: $420 members/ $480 non-members

    Materials fee: $40 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Wed, Mar 20 11:59 PM EST


    In this 4-day workshop, we will look at and make typical enclosures for books such as the slip case, cloth-covered clamshell box, portfolio, and four-flap folder.


    Rose Newlove is a graduate of the Fleming College conservation program and works as a book and paper conservator in Toronto. She has studied bookbinding at CBBAG with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge and at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Etherington.


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-12

    Binding Single Sheets

    Instructor: Don Taylor

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 4 days, Thurs-Sunday April 4-7

    Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Course fee: $420 members/ $480 non-members

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: BB1 or permission of the instructor


    Registration closes Mon, April 1 11:59 PM EST


    Binding books composed of single sheets has been with us since 1836 when someone got the bright idea that you could glue sheets of paper together with latex from rubber trees. These "cautchouc" bindings all fell apart some years later when the rubber dried out and "perished". Since then adhesives have improved and the demand for this kind of binding has only expanded. 


    In this 4-day workshop, we will be covering several methods including double fan binding, drilled and stabbed bindings, binding sheets of heavy paper, so that the book opens flat and rebinding a paperback in hard cover.  


    Pretty much all you'll need to know about this modern problem. 


    Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ He has taught for CBBAG since 1984.


    • 11 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-13

    Pop-ups Beyond the Basics

    Instructor: Lise Melhorn-Boe

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street, Toronto)

    Duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun May 11-12

    Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Course fee: $210 members/ $270 non-members

    Materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Thurs, April 11, 11:59 PM EST


    N.B. this must be a fragrance-free gathering.


    Learn how to combine basic pop-up techniques to make more intricate structures. Form solid and sculpted shapes. Create movement on the page using V-folds and hidden straps. Add layers to create depth. These techniques can be used for cards or books. Some knowledge of pop-up making is required.


    Equipment required: Participants will be provided use of the standard CBBAG tool kit, but in addition should bring detail-cutting scissors, a glue stick and/or double-sided tape and a protractor. Bringing coloured pencils or non-toxic markers will add to the fun. Paper will be provided.


    Lise Melhorn-Boe has been making, and exhibiting pop-ups books, in Canada and the United States for many years. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Calgary and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. Visit www.lisemelhornboe.ca to see examples of her work.


    • 25 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-14

    Hard Cover Arrow Stitch Book

    Instructor: Carolyn Eady

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 1 day, Saturday, May 25

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $95 members/ non-members

    Materials fee: $20 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, May 22 11:59 PM EST


    This one-day class will teach students how to craft their own hard cover journal using the Arrow Stitch.  First an introduction to the tools of the trade, and the basics of constructing a hard cover from scratch.  Then how to craft the cover into a journal.  This is a hands-on class and everyone will leave with a finished project.


    If you require glasses to see fine details, be sure to bring them.


    Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press is a bookbinder, printmaker, papermaker, drawer, and painter. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD in Toronto and an Advanced Studies Certificate from studying art abroad In Florence, Italy. Carolyn founded Sprouts Press in 2008 and is regular vendor at the Toronto One of a Kind show. To see Carolyn’s work, go to www.sproutspress.com


    • 26 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-15

    Bookbinding 1 Intensive

    Instructor: Barbara Helander

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 6 days, Sunday-Friday, May 26-31

    Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Course fee: $630 members/ $690 non-members

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None

    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 6 students


    Registration closes Weds, May 22 11:59 PM EST


    This six-day course introduces the variety of tools, materials, sewings and constructions fundamental to hand bookbinding.  The course will start with the making of a simple pamphlet and proceed to the binding of two hard cover books. This class prepares participants to explore bookbinding on their own or continue with more advanced studies.


    Barbara Helander holds two degrees (B.Ed., M.Sc.) and her major in both was Clothing & Textiles. Her professional career was spent in apparel manufacturing where she worked in a variety of capacities ranging from product development to quality assurance. She currently acts as a textile consultant and also teaches textiles at Seneca College. In her spare time, Barbara runs a small keepsake business that includes creating one-of-a-kind books. Barb has worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and was pleased to earn her certificate in the spring of 2010.


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-16

    Nemoralis: Limp binding

    Instructor: Stuart Hill
    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 3 hours, Saturday Morning, June 15

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $50 members/non-members
    Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.
    Prerequisite: None 


    Registration closes Weds, June 12 11:59 PM EST


    This limp binding is based on a 16th century registry of a town’s lumber consumption.

     The decorated cover wrap is a folded construction of handmade papers with leather cord closures. The sections are sewn to the cover at two stations, using a unique sewing pattern that is finished off with a final gathering. The sewing is somewhat free-form.


    This is a great introductory course for beginners.


    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures.  Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-17

    Bracio: Limp Binding
    Instructor: Stuart Hill
    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 4 hours, Sunday Afternoon, June 15

    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $50 members/non-members
    Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.
    Prerequisite:
    Some experience sewing a text block is useful.


    Registration closes Weds, June 12 11:59 PM EST


    This limp binding is based on a 16th century registry of brewery taxes.

     

    This book will be wrapped in felt as a substitute for leather. The text block is sewn separately and is tacketed to the cover. Leather supports are sewn with decorative patterns onto the cover, prior to the final fastening of the text block. The closure is a buckle.

      

    Sewing can be strenuous at times, so beginners might need a bit of extra time.  Some experience sewing a textblock using sewing supports is of benefit.

    Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com


    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-18

    Leather Workshop
    Instructor: Rose Newlove
    Location:
    CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)
    Duration: 1 day, Sunday, June 16
    Hours:  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $95 members / non-members
    Materials Fee: $15.00 payable to instructor
    Prerequisite: BB2 or permission of instructor


    Registration closes Wednesday, June 12, 11:59 PM EST


    This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the different types of leather and paring techniques used in bookbinding. This course is designed to be an adjunct to Bookbinding 3 (course 2019WKSP-19 beginning Monday, June 17). It is also a very useful refresher on leather paring for students looking to improve their bench skills.


    Rose Newlove is a graduate of the Fleming College conservation program and works as a book and paper conservator in Toronto. She has studied bookbinding at CBBAG with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge and at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Etherington.


    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-19

    Bookbinding 3

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street, Toronto)

    Duration: 6 days, Monday-Saturday, June 17-22

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $690 members/ $750 non-members

    Materials fee: $50 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: BB2 or permission of instructor


    Registration closes Weds, June 12, 11:59 PM EST


    This course introduces the advanced techniques used for traditional leather covered, fine binding structures. Participants will make two models, both with sewn headbands, attached boards, and covered in half leather. The first model will be sewn on recessed cords with a hollow tube construction; the second model will be sewn on raised cords with a tight back construction. (This course is complimented by the Leather Workshop, Sunday, June 16, 2019WKSP-18).


    Rose Newlove is a graduate of the Fleming College conservation program and works as a book and paper conservator in Toronto. She has studied bookbinding at CBBAG with Don Taylor and Betsy Palmer Eldridge and at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Etherington.


    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
    • 8
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    2019WKSP-20

    Painted Covers Buttonhole Binding

    Instructor: Carolyn Eady

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 1 day, Sunday, June 23

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $ 95 members/ non-members

    Materials fee: $25 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, June 19 11:59 PM EST

    Join us for a day of creative bookbinding! First, students will learn some basic paper decorating techniques, the tools of the trade and an introduction to bookbinding. Then, we'll transform these papers into covers and craft journals using the Buttonhole stitch. This is a hands-on class, and everyone leaves with a finished project, beginners are welcome.


    If you require glasses to see fine details, be sure to bring them.


    Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press is a bookbinder/book artist and printmaker, teaching bookbinding workshops throughout Ontario. She founded Sprouts Press in 2008 and sells her work online (Etsy), at various shows and select shops. Carolyn has a BFA from OCAD and has taught for CBBAG since 2015.   To see Carolyn’s work, go to www.sproutspress.com or follow her on social media (@sproutspress).


    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
    • 7
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    2019WKSP-21

    Star Book Variations

    Instructor: Barb Helander

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street, Toronto)

    Duration: 2 days, Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Course fee: $210 members/ $270 non-members

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    Registration closes Weds, August 7 11:59 PM EST


    This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the delightful Star Book - a construction with a tie at the fore-edge which allows the book to be dramatically displayed in an opened state.  This structure has a definite "wow" factor! 


    During this workshop, a number of scale models will be prepared in order for participants to explore variants frequently associated with the Star such as the Carousel and the Stick Book.   In addition to the models, participants will complete a Star Book - personalized and/or embellished to their taste.   


    All the basic materials for making these structures will be supplied; however, for those who wish to create a highly personalized Star Book, then any of the following are recommended or suggested: 12-month wall calendar of your favourite theme, a dozen of your favourite 4x6 photos. (Any printed subject matter will work well as long as it is printed onto heavier paper such as card stock.) 


    Barbara Helander holds two degrees (B.Ed., M.Sc.) and her major in both was Clothing & Textiles. Her professional career was spent in apparel manufacturing where she worked in a variety of capacities ranging from product development to quality assurance. She currently acts as a textile consultant and also teaches textiles at Seneca College. In her spare time, Barbara runs a small keepsake business that includes creating one-of-a-kind books. Barb has worked her way through the core CBBAG courses and was pleased to earn her certificate in the spring of 2010.  


    • 16 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery
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    2019WKSP-22

    Bookbinding 2

    Instructor: Don Taylor

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 6 Days, Fri-Sat-Sun Aug 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25

    Course fee: $630 members / $690 non-members

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the Instructor

    Prerequisite: BB1, or permission of the instructor


    Registration closes Tuesday, Aug 13 11:59 PM EST

     

    This six-day course introduces intermediate techniques, such as rounding and backing and sewn end bands, necessary for traditional binding structures. Participants will sew two models, completing one as a German case binding and the other as either a Bradel or split board binding.


    Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ He has taught for CBBAG since 1984.


Past events

01 Dec 2018 2018WKSP-28 The Art & Craft of Tiny Books
10 Nov 2018 2018WKSP-21 Paste Papers
16 Oct 2018 2018WKSP-27 Paper, Thread, Skin – Exposed Sewing
14 Oct 2018 2018WKSP-26 Bookbinding 2
15 Sep 2018 2018WKSP-24 Coptic & Stab Bindings: Exposing the Possibilities
08 Sep 2018 2018WKSP-23 Maker’s Mess: Bookcloth, Boards, Thread, & Paper
17 Aug 2018 2018WKSP-22 Bookbinding 1
08 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-20 Theologica: Limp Binding
08 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-19 Cerealis: Limp binding
07 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-18 Bracio: Limp Binding
07 Jul 2018 2018WKSP-17 Nemoralis: Limp binding
11 Jun 2018 2018WKSP-15 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
28 May 2018 2018WKSP-14 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
10 May 2018 2018WKSP-16 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
16 Apr 2018 2018WKSP-12 Finishing
10 Apr 2018 Marbling Seminar: Session 2: Watercolour Paper Marbling
07 Apr 2018 Marbling Seminar: Session 1: Marbling with Acrylics
25 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-09 Design, Cut, & Print Ex Libris Bookplates
17 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-08 More Fun with Madame Pop-up!
16 Mar 2018 2018WKSP-07 Sixty Sewing Structures
17 Feb 2018 2018WKSP-06 Limp Vellum Bindings
03 Feb 2018 2018WKSP-05 Painted Cover Long/Linkstitch Books
27 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-04 German Bookbinding Techniques
23 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-03 Bound to be Flat
14 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-02 Bookbinding 3
12 Jan 2018 2018WKSP-01 Leather Workshop
09 Dec 2017 2017WKSP-35 Celebrate the Season: Creating Festive Sculptural Objects
02 Nov 2017 2017WKSP-32 Portfolios
28 Oct 2017 2017WKSP-31 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
15 Oct 2017 2017WKSP-30 Tunnel Book: Play with Geometry or go Freehand
21 Aug 2017 2017WKSP-25 - Bookbinding I Intensive
05 Jun 2017 2017WKSP-14 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
03 Jun 2017 2017WKSP-13 The Artful PopUp: Platforms and Sculptures
03 May 2017 2017WKSP-12 Bound to be Flat
27 Apr 2017 2017WKSP-20 Japanese Bindings, The Ignored
13 Apr 2017 2017WKSP-24 Books with Moving Parts
30 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-19 Single And Still Bound
25 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-10 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
09 Mar 2017 2017WKSP-22 Treasures from the Fisher Collection
25 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-07 Cartonnage: Photo Box
18 Feb 2017 Opening the Box: CBBAG's artists' book collections
16 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-18 Flexagons: Inside & Out
05 Feb 2017 2017WKSP-05 Bookbinding 2
29 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-03 Rough and Tough
21 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-01 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: From discard to journal
19 Jan 2017 2017WKSP-17: Artist Books at the Fisher Library
26 Nov 2016 2016WKSP-29 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
12 Nov 2016 2016WKSP-28 Chinese Thread Book
22 Oct 2016 2016WKSP-26 Getting Wrapped Up In CSBs
26 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-22 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
25 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-21 Three Endband Variations
18 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-31 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: from discard to journal
10 Sep 2016 2016WKSP-18 The Artful Pop-Up: A 5-Page Accordion Book
27 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-17 Deconstructed & Reclaimed: from discard to journal
15 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-16 Bookbinding 3 Intensive
12 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-23 Leather Workshop
06 Aug 2016 2016WKSP-14 Boxed Set: Artists Books that tell Small Tall Tales
23 Jun 2016 2016WKSP-15 Crown Binding Book
06 Jun 2016 2016WKSP-12 Bookbinding 1 Intensive
28 May 2016 2016WKSP-11 "A Weekend in Japan"
09 May 2016 2016WKSP-10 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
15 Apr 2016 2016WKSP-13 Preservation Enclosures Part 2
03 Apr 2016 2016WKSP-09 Bookbinding 2
19 Mar 2016 2016WKSP-07 Spine and Cover Titling with the Kwikprint
05 Mar 2016 2016WKSP-05 Rhythm in the Visual Book: A Two-Day Workshop
21 Feb 2016 2016WKSP-03 Creative Coptic Bookbinding Workshop
19 Feb 2016 2016WKSP-04 Restoration & Repair: Cloth Case & Leather Bindings
30 Jan 2016 2016WKSP-02 Long & Link Stitch Books
15 Jan 2016 2016WKSP-01 Bookbinding 1
04 Dec 2015 2015WKSP-40 Preservation Enclosures
28 Nov 2015 2015WKSP-39 Deluxe “Moleskine” Style Journal for the Fountain Pen Set
21 Nov 2015 2015WKSP-38 Historical Bindings Don’t Die
26 Oct 2015 2015WKSP-34 Bookbinding 2 Intensive
24 Oct 2015 2015WKSP-33 Basic Popups: A Two-Day Workshop
27 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-27 Endband Variations
26 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-26 Relief Printmaking by Hand
26 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-25 Papermaking for Book Artists
20 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-24 Edge Treatments
13 Sep 2015 2015WKSP-31 Introduction to Woodblock Printing
10 Aug 2015 2015WKSP-23 Bookbinding 1
27 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-22 Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
20 Jun 2015 GTA Open Bindery Day for UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
13 Jun 2015 2014WKSP-19 - Painted Hand Bound Journal
12 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-20 Paper Treatments for Binders
01 Jun 2015 2015WKSP-18 - Bookbinding 1 Intensive
31 May 2015 2015WKSP-17 - File Organizer: Cartonnage Techniques
23 May 2015 2015WKSP-16 - Chinese Thread Book
09 May 2015 2015WKSP-15 - Altered Books
02 May 2015 2015WKSP-14 - Heavyweight Boxing
02 May 2015 2015WKSP-21 Limp Leather Journal
01 May 2015 2015WKSP-13 - Lightweight Boxing
26 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-12 - Title: In the Beginning – Coptic Bookbinding from the 4th - 7th Century
20 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-11 - Bookbinding II Intensive
11 Apr 2015 2015WKSP-10 - Japanese Stab Binding
28 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-9 - Etching Basics
21 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-8 - Secret Belgian Binding
14 Mar 2015 GTA Open Bindery Day for UFOs (Unfinished Objects)
08 Mar 2015 2015WKSP-7 - Desk Organizer - Cartonnage Techniques
28 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-6 - French Endbands
21 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-5 - Long & Link Stitch Binding
03 Feb 2015 2015WKSP-4 - Paper Case Bindings
11 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-3 - Bookbinding III
10 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-2 - Bookbinding 1
09 Jan 2015 2015WKSP-1 Leather Workshop
07 Dec 2014 2014WKSP-34 Handmade Gifts
06 Dec 2014 2014WKSP-33 Introduction to Woodblock Printing
22 Nov 2014 2014WKSP-32 Coptic Bindings
15 Nov 2014 2014WKSP-31 Letterpress Printing at Massey
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