Come back again in July or August to view the scheduled workshops for our 2017-2018 season. In the meantime, have a creative summer!

The 2016-2017 Season

10 Sep 2016 Bookbinding 101 1 Spike Minogue
15 Oct 2016 Basic Pop-ups 1 Lise Melhorn-Boe (guest)
12 Nov 2016 Chinese Thread Book 1 Susan Pinard
10 Dec 2016 Marbling on Paper 1 Susan Pinard
14-15 Jan 2017 “A Weekend in Japan” 1 Stu Hill (guest)
3-4, 18-19, 25-26 March 2017 Bookbinding I 1 Spike Minogue
11 March 2017 Thread & Other Embellishments for Books 1 Ann Warburton
8 Apr 2017 The Creative Book 1 Roberta Huebener
13 May 2017 (Cancelled) “Guerrilla Drop” Bookmark Playday Event Wendy Feldberg
24-30 May 2017 Bookbinding III  3 Dan Mezza
2-4 June 2017 Album Structures  1 Dan Mezza

Workshop policy and other information

  • Registration is open when full details of the workshop are made available, usually a month and a half, if not longer, prior to the event date.
  • Workshops are limited to eight participants (some exceptions apply), and generally run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (full details available with the course descriptions).
  • Cancellations are accepted and fees refunded if requested two and a half weeks or more prior to the workshop date. Thereafter, the amount will be reimbursed only if the “ticket” can be resold prior to the workshop date. The CBBAG Ottawa Valley Chapter reserves the right to cancel workshops two and a half weeks prior to their commencement due to insufficient enrollment; fees for cancelled workshops will be fully refunded. Due to the intensive nature of CBBAG workshops, it is not possible to make up missed days; fees cannot be refunded.
  • Participants are responsible for arriving on time at the correct location.
  • Material fees are paid to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop. If applicable, cost is mentioned in the workshop details.
  • Tools and materials are supplied at the workshop, unless otherwise noted; participants may also bring their own hand tools if they wish.
  • Participants should plan to bring a picnic lunch. At Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Ave, Ottawa, there is a kettle and microwave available, and a few places within walking distance to get coffee and lunch.
  • CBBAG instructors have the right to dismiss disruptive students; fees cannot be refunded.
  • Photography is permitted only for personal use; otherwise, permission must be obtained in writing from CBBAG.

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See our list of past workshops, for an idea of the types of workshops we offer.