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    • 16 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eldridge Bindery, Toronto
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    2018WKSP-12

    Finishing
    Instructor: Betsy Palmer Eldridge
    Location: 24 Castle Frank Cres.

    Duration: 6 days, Monday, April 16 – Saturday, April 21, 2018

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $690 members / $750 non-members
    Materials Fee: $50.00 payable to the instructor
    Prerequisite: BB3 or permission of instructor
    MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 5 students


    This six-day course core curriculum will introduce the basic concepts and techniques used in decorating leather-bound books. The course will cover: blind and gold tooling; titling; several methods of inlay and onlay; historical decorative tools; and typical elements of design. Participants will try their hand at various techniques using an assortment of different leathers.


    Betsy Palmer Eldridge apprenticed as a bookbinder in Hamburg, Germany, studied finishing with Jules Fache in Paris, and worked in conservation with Carolyn Horton and Associates in New York in the 1960s. She has had her own Studio in Toronto since 1975 and has taught courses and workshops in bookbinding and conservation since 1984. She has been active in professional organizations both nationally and internationally.


    • 10 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Toronto
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    2018WKSP-16

    Printmaking: Drypoint & Monoprint
    Instructor: Liz Menard
    Location: CBBAG bindery
    Duration: 2 Days, Thursday-Friday, May 10-11
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Course Fee: $210.00 members / $270.00 non-members
    Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor
    Prerequisite: None


    In this environmentally friendly Drypoint & Monoprinting Workshop, you’ll draw your image onto plates using an etching needle (drypoint) and add colour by painting with printmaking inks on plates (monoprint) to create fabulous original prints using a small etching press, which is fun and easy to use! You’ll learn about water wash-up non-toxic inks and print on traditional Western and Japanese papers. Make limited edition prints, artist’s books, or simply explore printmaking to expand your practice. The possibilities are endless! Bring plant material, photographs – anything that will inspire you to create unique original handmade prints. Beginners are welcome.


    Liz Menard is a Toronto-based printmaker, visual artist, and educator. Her practice includes drawing, painting, and printmaking. “My interest is in landscape and how our perception of the landscape helps us define who we think we are. I am particularly drawn to water – especially fens, bogs, streams, rivers and lakes as well as the life these systems support. However, I am increasingly concerned about not only our water, but the native plant species and wildlife which our water systems sustain. Like our environment, these things need to be cared for, protected, and nurtured." Please visit Liz’s website: www.lizmenard.ca


    • 12 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery, Toronto
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    2018WKSP-13

    Contemporary Decorative Techniques for Leather

    Instructor: Kaitlin Barber

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun, May 12-13

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

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

    Materials fee: $35 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    This course explores different techniques for contemporary leather decoration created by Mark Cockram of Studio 5 in London. These include Cold Gold Tooling (impressing gold into leather), Tesseri (leather tiles) and Sunago (gold flakes). Participants will create three leather plaquettes, learning design techniques that can be incorporated into bookbinding, book arts and leather craft.


    Kaitlin Barber is a graduate of the two-year bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2016, she traveled to London to study contemporary design binding at Studio 5 with internationally recognized and exhibited Mark Cockram. She is a four-time award winner in the International and UK Designer Bookbinder competitions. Studying with Mark has opened Kaitlin’s eyes to the immense variety of ways in which colour, texture, and materials can be used to achieve flow throughout the work, creating a rich experience that is both visual and tactile.


    • 28 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery, Toronto
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    2018WKSP-14

    Bookbinding 2 Intensive

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw St)

    Duration: 6 days Monday, May 28 – Saturday, June 2

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

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

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the Instructor

    Prerequisite: BB1, or permission of the instructor


    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.


    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.


    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery, Toronto
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    2018WKSP-15

    Bookbinding 1 Intensive

    Instructor: Barb Helander

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

    Duration: 6 days Monday-Saturday, June 11-16

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

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

    Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: None


    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.


Past events

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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