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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

PART I – BASICS

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!

PART II – PAPER PROJECT

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.

DATE & TIME & COST:

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

DATES & TIMES:
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 http://www.nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca

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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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Introduction to Bookbinding Workshop, Saskatoon

Do you want to get things together in book form? Or make yourself a custom notebook? Have you ever wondered just how a book is made? In this workshop you will learn the basics of hand binding. We will cover hand tools, materials and adhesives. We will make paperback and hardcover books, glued and sewn books, single sheet and ‘signature’ books and even an accordion. We will work with both historical and contemporary structures and materials. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.

All materials and the use of tools are included.

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

Dates: Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, October 7th and 14th

Location: Void Gallery, 312 Ave B South, Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Susan Mills

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

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Clamshell Box Workshop – Red Fox Creative Studio, Regina

Clamshell boxes are custom-fit cases made for a precious bound book or set of books. They provide a stylish and professional appearance, while offering the necessary protection against harmful light, dirt, and usual wear. In this class participants will learn how to make their own cozy clamshell book box from start to finish.

No experience necessary. Professional art supplies included.

COST: $190

DATES & TIMES: There are two weekend workshops offered:

Sept 23rd & 24th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

OR

Oct 21st & 23rd 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

INSTRUCTOR: Kathryn Hamre

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

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