Workshops in Mar, Apr & May 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

​Spring 2017 Workshops!

We have two great workshops for you this Spring … Two-Level Box with Hinged Lid and Star Books.

Box Making: Two-Level Box with Hinged Lid

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Students will learn to how to construct a two-level box with a hinged lid that is roughly 8.5″ x 5.5″ x 4″. The bottom level has three open compartments. The top level is a removable half-tray. The box tops off with a hinged lid. Bookcloth and decorative papers will be utilized to produce this beautiful, functional box.

Whether you store trinkets, coins, art or sewing supplies, this box will store your items beautifully for decades.

No prior experience is necessary. Materials and tools will be provided. Please bring paper and pen for notetaking. Eight students max.

Instructor: Suzan Lee
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver
$149 for CBBAG members. $169 for non members. Cost includes materials fee
Registration closes: end of day Tuesday, February 28

Making a Star Book

This amazing book will delight from any view. The Star book uses ties to hold it closed, but opens up completely to a spectacular star shape when folded back on itself.

Multiple layers and colours give this book unlimited opportunities for decoration.

In this six-hour workshop, students will make one star book. They will also come away with ideas for variations on this structure. Ten students max.

Instructor: Suzanne Cannon of Quiet Fire Design
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver
$100 for CBBAG members. $120 for non members. Cost includes materials fee
Registration closes: end of day Sunday, March 19, 2017

How to Register

Please send us an email. Payment information will follow. Your payment will reserve a spot in workshop. Hope to see you at the workshop(s)!

Workshops in Feb & Mar 2017

Winter is coming … still coming …. Hopefully spring is just around the corner!

As springtime approaches, there are more book arts workshops popping up! Please visit our Workshop Calendar for upcoming workshops.

Included our Workshop Calendar are CBBAG workshops in 2017, we have scheduled three!

  • Sat, Mar 4, 10-4pm, Calligraphers / Sewing Box Making with Suzan Lee
  • Sat, Mar 25, 10-4pm, Making a Star Book with Suzanne Cannon
  • Sat, Sep/Oct, Tacket Bookbinding with Suzan Lee (stay tuned for more details)

Happy Book Arts!

Job Postings – Seeking Bookbinders and Apprentices

IRISbookIRISbook is a family run business in Burnaby looking to fill full time positions in their bindery. Prior experience is not necessary as they are willing to train the right people.

Job descriptions and how to apply details are found here. No drop ins or phone calls, please. Only prospective applicants will be contacted.

Workshops in Jan & Feb 2017

So many snow days this winter! If you’re getting antsy and are eager to further develop your skills and interests in book arts, please visit our Workshop Calendar. January and February 2017 workshops have been updated.

We are working hard on our own CBBAG workshops for Spring 2017. We currently planning two workshops: Starbooks and Box making. Stay tuned for details!