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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)


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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Introduction to Papermaking Workshop in Regina


Papermaking is an ancient practice offering infinite possibilities for your art projects. Using minimal space and simple equipment, learn different methods of fibre preparation, screen making, and how to pull and dry sheets of paper. We’ll do two small projects using your handmade paper. Bring along dried flowers as inclusions if you wish. 15 years and up.

Date and Time: Sat. Dec. 9th (9:30 am to 4 pm) and Sun. Dec. 10th (1 to 4 pm)

Cost: $99.50

Instructor: Gerda Osteneck

Location: Neil Balkwill Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina

For more info or to register, consult the City of Regina Leisure Guide

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Introductory Paper-Making Weekend – Lumsden, SK


The Lumsden and District Arts Council is hosting an Introductory Paper-Making Weekend with Gerda Osteneck 

Dates: Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Location: River Park Centre, Lumsden, SK

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Gerda says… paper-making is an ancient practice offering infinite possibilities for your art projects! Join me and I’ll teach you how to prepare fibre into pulp, make screens & deckles so you can pull beautiful sheets of paper using a minimum of space and equipment. I’ll show you how to create texture, smooth finish, and coloured papers. I will also demonstrate, and provide instructions for some of the uses for hand made papers.

You may bring recyclables such as dried or fresh flowers, old scraps of paper or fibrous material to incorporate into your paper. Cotton and linen scraps can also be shredded for use.

I will provide the fibre and equipment. I will also bring some simple products to add colours to your papers.

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On Saturday we will leap into production after a very brief introduction and will make papers of various kinds and sizes. We can hang the paper to dry overnight.

On Sunday we will finish drying and use some of your papers in small projects to demonstrate some creative uses for handmade paper (hummm, might this involve some book-making maybe?!?)

Bring your lunch each day as we will take a short break mid-way through.

If anyone has a collapsible drying rack, please bring that too.

Fee: $75 for members  ($85 for non-members*)

Class limit: 12 participants

Registration:  Send your fees to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK  S0G 3C0 or drop into ArtSpace on Tuesday morning. Contact Rosemary for more information: schumanng@sasktel.net

* Memberships

We appreciate your support by buying a membership to Lumsden and District Arts Council.  $10 is the fee for both members and friends of the organization.  Members live within our school district; friends, outside it.

Money collected for memberships goes toward a scholarship given to a LHS graduating student each year.  

Send your membership fee to Box 1214, Lumsden, SK  S0G 3C0 or drop in during open studio times.

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Beginner Bookbinding Workshop – Saskatoon

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00-9:30 PM
Where: The Open Storefront Project, 725 Broadway Avenue (next to Calories), Saskatoon

Ever wanted to self-publish a chapbook of your poetry, but wanted to make it a little fancier than just stapling some pages together? Then this workshop is for you! Learn three basic bookbinding methods, and take home the books you make!

This workshop is being hosted by The Open Storefront Project, which is sponsored by Calories restaurant.

Cost: A suggested donation of $10 to cover cost of materials

Spaces are limited, so please email tonight.its.poetry@gmail.com to secure a spot.

For more information, please see the event page on Facebook.

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A Saskatoon Activities Update


Susan Mills will have her Field Notebooks on sale at Void Gallery as part of the Small Works exhibition which runs until December 31. This edition is made from Saskatchewan plants.

She will also be teaching an Introductory Bookbinding workshop at Creative Commons YXE on two upcoming Sundays: January 15 and 22, 2017. Susan 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. On-line registration is available here.

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Long & Linkstitch Books with Susan Mills

Yesterday was the first in a planned, ongoing series of workshops called Day in Davidson. All twelve participants were able to attend and had a good time learning to sew longstitch and linkstitch books under the excellent instruction of Susan Mills. Most of this post is pictures of Susan’s hands, as she taught by demonstrating each step of the process. Here are some of Susan’s books to give you an idea of what we were learning.



Setting up the workspaces:



Susan about to begin:



Learning the steps:












We had a bit of show and tell at lunchtime. Here Kathy Hamre explains the structure of a travel book that she made.


And as a demonstration of the diligence of Susan’s students, here’s a picture of Robin Canham working very hard!


Everyone had a wonderful time. This was a great start to the Day in Davidson series. Thanks to Susan for her excellent instructions and for generously donating the materials for the workshop.

(Photo credit: all images in this post, except the one of Susan’s examples at the start, were taken by Gail F. Chin.)


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Accordion Spine Book Workshop – March 13th

As promised here are the event details of the Accordion Spine Book (with a twist!) workshop hosted by Lisa Heron.

Date: Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Lisa Heron’s Studio, Regina, SK (if you don’t know where this is, email for the address)

Materials: Most of the materials needed are very basic and this book doesn’t require a lot, participants are asked to bring the paper pre-cut to size though: Accordion Spine Book Materials List and Preparation Instructions

Skill Level: beginners through advanced, all are welcome

Investment: CBBAG members $10, non-members $15 (will be collected at the workshop)

Please RSVP to cbbagsk@gmail.com

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