Greater Toronto Area

Upcoming events

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 6

    2017WKSP-28

    End to End Artist’s Book

    Instructor: Carolyn Eady

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 2 Days, Saturday/Sunday Sept 30, Oct 1

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

    Materials Fee: $30 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none

    Join us for this two day workshop exploring collaborative paper decorating and softcover bookbinding. Students will be guided through basic mark-making techniques and various paper decorating techniques using acrylic paints and a variety of implements. These skills will be applied to collaborative and individually decorated papers. After a brief introduction to the basics of bookbinding, students will learn a handful of 1, 2 & 3 signature bindings using the papers they decorated. Great for artists and beginner bookbinders, everyone leaves with a finished project!

    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.


    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 8

    2017WKSP-29

    Book Slipcase

    Instructor: Fabiana Mattos Salvador

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 1 Day, Thursday, Oct 5

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Course Fee: $115 members / non-members

    Materials Fee: $15 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Even though the slipcase is the simplest type of the box used on book conservation, it can be very versatile and it is very quick to make.


    In this one day workshop participants will bring a cherished book and will learn how to construct 2 types of cases: one piece cardstock slipcase and a covered cardboard slipcase.


    NOTE: Book/material limit size: 20x25 cm


    Fabiana Mattos Salvador has worked with design and development of objects made with cardboard and covered by fabric (the technique called cartonnage) since 2005. “I enjoy the endless possibilities of mixing materials and techniques to create unique pieces. I’ve also been teaching some of my projects which gives me the opportunity to share what I discovered during my work and meet great people who love handmade products and techniques.”



    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 8

    2017WKSP-30

    Tunnel Book: Play with Geometry or go Freehand

    Instructor: Akiko Lamb

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 1 Day, Sunday, October 15

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Course Fee: $115 members / non-members

    Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Originally inspired by theatrical stage sets in the mid 18th century, a tunnel book is charming and magical. Its structure of accordian fold sides and a series of lined up cut paper panels creates a 3D illusion of depth and perspective. Openings on each panel allow the viewer to see through to the back and images on each panel work together creating a scene inside.


    Often depicted figuratively with landscape & interior scenes, our tunnel will focus on an abstract non-representational form using geometric and organic references..


    This one day workshop begins with quick study maquettes exploring multiple possibilities. Participants will learn the construction of the tunnel book and how it can be adjusted for a various effects. Playing with elements of design: colour, shape, pattern, repetition, size. balance and texture, participants will work toward a design solution for their final creation.


    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.


    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 6

    2017WKSP-31

    Bookbinding 2 Intensive

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102

    Duration: 3 alternating weekends - Saturday/Sundays: Oct 28-29, Nov 11-12, Nov 25-26

    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.


    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 4

    2017WKSP-32

    Portfolios

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 2 Days, Thurs-Fri, Nov 2-3

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

    Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    In this 2-day workshop, we’ll make models for 2 commonly used portfolios – one made with simple, easy to source materials and the other suitable for presentation or print collections.


    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.


    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 7

    2017WKSP-33

    Clamshell Box

    Instructor: Fabiana Mattos Salvador

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 1 Day, Sunday, November 5

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Course Fee: $115 members / non-members

    Materials Fee: $15 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Clamshell box is a classic and popular book conservation box, that can also be used as a case for a collection of pictures and artwork.

    In this one day workshop participants will bring a cherished book or collection and will learn how to construct a tailored box for it.

    Book/material limit size: 20x25 cm


    Fabiana Mattos Salvador has worked with design and development of objects made with cardboard and covered by fabric (the technique called cartonnage) since 2005. “I enjoy the endless possibilities of mixing materials and techniques to create unique pieces. I’ve also been teaching some of my projects which gives me the opportunity to share what I discovered during my work and meet great people who love handmade products and techniques.”


    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG Bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102
    • 8

    2017WKSP-34

    Bound to be Flat with a Holiday Bow on It

    Instructor: Rose Newlove

    Location: CBBAG Bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102

    Duration: 2 days, Dec 2-3

    Hours: 10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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

    Materials Fee: $30.00 payable to the instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    This 2 day workshop will explore simple binding structures that lie flat when open making then suitable for sketchbooks, journals, books that can incorporate inserts. We’ll make 4 books - unique gifts for the holidays.


    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 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)
    • 8

    2017WKSP-35

    Celebrate the Season: Creating Festive Sculptural Objects

    Instructor: Akiko Lamb

    Location: CBBAG bindery (NEW LOCATION -180 Shaw #102)

    Duration: 1 Day, Saturday, December 9

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Course Fee: $115 members / non-members

    Materials Fee: $20 payable to instructor

    Prerequisite: none


    Just in time for the festive season! Create sculptural objects to hang in a window, sit on a mantle or slip into an envelope to give to family or friends and everyone enjoys receiving a popup card!

    Spend the day making ornaments based on the lotus and carousel book fold and popup cards to use for greetings, invitation or thank you card.


    Continue the adventure later with take home templates to make multiples for everyone on your list. These samples can become a jumping off point for your own unique creations.


    Beginners are welcome!


    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.


Past events

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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