Book Arts Exhibition in Saskatoon

An exhibition of works from Murray Library Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon is on display in the Link Gallery until the end of March 2018.

The Link Gallery is located on the first floor of the Murray Library, and is open during library hours. You can read more about the display here.


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Book Making Classes with Martha Cole, 2 spots left! Lumsden, SK

PORTABLE GALLERY (pictured left):

Instructor:  Martha Cole

Level:  Beginner, Intermediate

This is a simple accordion which provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit 9 individual artworks—needlework, stitching, small drawings, photographs, miscellanea. Each flap consists of a solid backing and a window frame into which you can insert the artwork. The length of the accordion can be extended further in future models.  The finished piece can be compressed down for storage and transportation.

This workshop will appeal to anyone interested in finding ways to display small artworks, including those who do scrap booking and artist trading cards.  Each student will bring their own choice of artworks to be built into the Portable Gallery (some homework required).

BACK TO THE FOLD – Interlocking Accordion (pictured right):

Instructor:  Martha Cole

Level: Intermediate

The Interlocking Accordion offers another dramatic way to exhibit artworks.  It allows for more interaction between the various works than a regular accordion because “pages” can be moved forward.  Participants will bring any number of options for the images that will be used in this model–small, finished stitched or quilted works, collages, textile samplers, artist trading cards, as well as simply photographs or magazine clippings.

Here is an opportunity to polish skills you may already have and to learn a whole new model.  This workshop may launch further study with Martha to explore possibilities for the interlocking accordion.


  1. E-mail your intention to register to:, specify the workshop(s) you wish to attend.  If you are a non-resident your name will be put on a waiting list.
  2. Confirm your registration by sending your payment for the class(es) by:
  • mailing cheque to Lumsden Arts Council, Box 1214, Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0; or
  • bring to ArtSpace, Centennial Hall on Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon; or

Preference is given to residents of Lumsden and District registered 2 weeks prior to each workshop. Spots are allocated according to the date we receive your registration fee. Nonresidents are welcome when space is available (and it is!). Register for classes as above and we’ll confirm your spot 13 days prior or move your name to the waiting list should the class be full.

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Box Making Workshop, Saskatoon

Just a quick reminder: Susan Mills will be teaching a two day box making workshop in Saskatoon, December 2nd and 3rd, 2017.

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)

Register on line here.



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Saskatoon Book Launch


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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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