Home Study - Guided Stream

In the Guided Stream, participants will be assigned a CBBAG instructor to be their mentor. The Guided Stream requires participants to submit models of each of the projects by mail at set intervals for critique and feedback from their mentor.

Participants who successfully complete Guided Stream workshops will have the required prerequisites for in-person core curriculum workshops. The successful completion of these workshops will also be counted towards the CBBAG Certificate of Completion.

In 2021, CBBAG updated Bookbinding 1 and now hosts the workshop using the online teaching platform Thinkific. 

As of February 2022, CBBAG has put Bookbinding 2 & 3 on hold for the Guided Stream. The teaching materials require updating and work has started on that process. The existing materials are all available for purchase by interested participants through the Independent Stream.


- Bookbinding 1  - click here for detailed information
- Bookbinding 2 - as of February, 2022, this workshop is not available in the Guided Stream.
- Bookbinding 3 and Introduction to Leather - as of February, 2022, this workshop is not available in the Guided Stream.


Click here for the Home Study Courses Price List.
Postage and handling charges are in addition to the fees shown for materials and all project submissions. Please note that in the Guided Stream, participants must cover postage, to and return, to submit their projects in three batches to their mentor for critique. As of Feb 2022, all mentors are located in Ontario, Canada. 

CBBAG Membership: Home Study is sold as a CBBAG member benefit. If the purchaser is not a current member, the cost of an annual membership will be charged in tandem with the workshop fee. As of 2021, the annual membership fee is $60.

Guided Stream participants must maintain their membership for the entire period of their enrolment in the stream. Participants in Bookbinding 1 will be reminded to renew should their membership be set to expire during the workshop and if they fail to renew their access to the online platform will be suspended.




For Bookbinding 1, participants will need to procure specific hand tools. After registration the Home Study Registrar will email a tool manual with more detail.


Participants will be required to pay for postage/handling for the following:
- Materials kit for Bookbinding 1 – invoiced by CBBAG
- Project Submissions – Postage both ways to send three submissions to your mentor. All mentors reside in Canada. Return postage will be paid directly to your mentor.


Payment is through CBBAG’s workshop registration page.
Members: Log into your member account on the website to ensure you get the member price.
Non-members: Pay the non-member price; your membership will be set up in the system after payment is completed. Postage for the materials kit will be invoiced separately to your email address from CBBAG’s AffiniPay system and is not included on the receipt generated by the registration website.


Participant-requested cancellations will only be accepted up to 10 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration. Any refunds will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee. After that, the full fee will be forfeited. If the cancellation request is submitted within the specified time but the materials kit has already been shipped to the participant, then the cost of materials kit ($70 CAD) will be held back from the refund.

Prior to registration, all interested participants must read this pdf which details the guidelines and expectations of Bookbinding 1 in the Guided Stream. Registration for the workshop functions a formal agreement to these guidelines and the Home Study Programme Policy, whether or not they have been read.


CBBAG Home Study materials are copyrighted. In purchasing any Home Study workshop participants must agree to the CBBAG the Home Study Programme Policy and may not duplicate the manuals or videos except for their personal educational use.

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