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Word on the Street Fun, Saskatoon

Did you have a chance to say “hi” to Kate and Kristina at Word on the Street?
They reported that they had a terrific day weather wise and the booth was busy! Likely due to the fact that the CBBAG SK booth was located right in front of the Broadway Theatre – so we had a great location!
Kate and Kristina even brought along a few little books to sell as a fundraiser for CBBAG SK.
A great success and a lot of interest was generated.


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Himalayan Paper Workshop, Regina

Himalayan paper making technique, using poured pulp. In this workshop you will learn the basics of paper making. How to embed objects and textural items. How to make thicker papers for embossing. You will leave with your handmade paper!

INSTRUCTOR: Gerda Osteneck

COST: $70

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio, 300 – 1954 Angus Street, Regina, SK

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Basic Paper Making Workshop, Regina


Basic paper making, with minimal equipment.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of making paper pulp (using recycled materials & purchased pulp). Where to buy and how to make screens & decals. How to dry the paper and how to store the pulp. You will leave with your handmade paper!


Come back & make a project with your paper.
This workshop will focus on making small books and cards with your handmade paper.

You can register for PART I & PART II together or separately.


PART I: November 18th, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm ($130)
PART II: November 25th, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm ($40)

INSTRUCTOR: Gerda Osteneck

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio300 – 1954 Angus Sttreet, Regina, SK

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Multi-Accordion Book Workshop, Regina

This workshop introduces book artists to a fascinating structure that binds multiple accordion folds together into an elaborate honeycomb format. A truly flexible binding with limitless variations, it allows for experimentation with dimension, perspective, and visual effect. The multi-accordion can accommodate folds of different heights, lengths, and shapes, simple pop-up features, and cut-out windows. The structure can be left long and linear, or bound together on one side into a circular fan. It can be viewed multiple ways and directions; a structure that begs for interactivity with the reader.

Participants will learn the sewing and folding techniques and build models that explore these concepts. Several variations will be shown  for students to consider for future projects, which may include incorporating pop-ups and cut-outs.

No experience necessary. Professional art supplies included.

COST: $110

October 1st,  9:30 am – 4:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

INSTRUCTOR: Kathryn Hamre

LOCATION: RedFox Creative Studio, #300 – 1954 Angus Street

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Susan Mills @ Nuit Blanche, Saskatoon

unnamedSusan Mills is publishing 200 glow-in-the-dark field notebooks at the fourth annual Nuit Blanche Saskatoon 2017, on September 30. The purple paper covers are handmade of local plants, the covers are printed with glow-in-the-dark ink and the books are sewn with glow-in-the-dark thread. Stop by and bind a copy to keep, in the parking space behind Village Green Thrift Store on 20th Street and Ave B. All ages but children should be accompanied by an adult. More information on this free art festival at

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CBBAG SK @ Word on the Street, Saskatoon

If you are planning on attending Word on the Street, make sure you stop by and say “hi!” at the CBBAG SK booth!

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CBBAG SK members will be in attendance again this year at the exhibitor marketplace, Sunday, Sept. 24th, located at Broadway and 10th Street, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be some hands-on demos and of course you can chat about all things book-ish so don’t miss it.

This event is free to the public!

For more details, check out the Word on the Street website.

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Intro to Boxmaking Workshop, Saskatoon

During this workshop you will make two classic, cloth-covered book boxes.

Build a classic “clamshell” book/portfolio box the first day. This storage box completely encloses the protected item and can be custom fitted to any size. Consisting of 3 basic parts – the lower tray, the upper tray and the outer case – it requires precise measuring and cutting. The boards will be pre-cut allowing for a positive box experience.

On the second day, you will make a hinged case. Japanese books are traditionally stored in hinged cases that fold around one or more volumes. This box is a variation of the book case. It can be made small (jewelry) or large (quilt) and can be made of many materials. Construct a prototype box as a basis for future boxes and cases – and – measure and cut all the boards by hand.

All materials and the use of tools are included.

Susan Mills has been binding books, making boxes, and and teaching these techniques for a quarter century! She is on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.

Dates: Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Location: Void Gallery312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Instructor: Susan Mills

Cost: $135 + GST and service fees (includes materials)

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