Workshops in Apr, May & Jun 2017

April 2017

  • Sat&Sun, Apr 29-30, Monotype: Painterly Print with Heather Ashton, Dundarave Print Workshop, Granville Island, $220
  • Sun, Apr 30, 10-3pm, Paper Repair with Lorraine Butler, CBBAG Victoria, $60/$65

May 2017

June 2017


Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair, April 21-23

Inaugural eventWhat an amazing event for Vancouver! You gotta check out this first-time event!

The Fair is held at the Western Front in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, with offsite programming at the nearby James Black Gallery. Free and open to the public, Vancouver Photo Book Fair is Vancouver’s first art book fair dedicated to artists whose book-making practices incorporate or intersect with photography and lens-based art. Featuring an engaging program and a variety of local and international artists, collectives, and publishers, the Fair is anticipated to attract 1,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver area and beyond.  Full list of exhibitors and program schedule.

BOOK FAIR located Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Friday, April 21: 7–10 pm (Members Preview for members of Capture, VABF, and Western Front; memberships also available at the door)
Saturday, April 22: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, April 23: 11 am–6 pm

TALKS & WORKSHOPS held James Black Gallery, 144 East 6th Ave, Vancouver
Saturday, April 22: 12–4 pm
Sunday, April 23: 10 am–4 pm

A detailed calendar of monthly programming including dates, times, and locations.

The Capture Photography Festival, in partnership with Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF), launches the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair this April 21–23. The Fair surveys one of photography’s earliest forms of dissemination—the photo book—demonstrating how this vital form continues to evolve, push the conventions of artists’ books, and carry photography into new contexts.



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


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!