From its founding in 1983, education has been at the core of CBBAG programmes. Each year, book arts teaching workshops are organized by CBBAG chapters across Canada. Workshops vary from half-day mini workshops to weeklong intensive courses offering a wide variety of topics serving the needs of the beginner through master level book artist, both traditional and contemporary.
The objective of the CBBAG education programme is that courses be as accessible as possible while providing full instruction, ultimately enabling the participant to function independently as a book artist or bookbinder. CBBAG offers bookbinding instruction in a number of ways: in-person instruction, on demand online instruction, live online instruction, and home study.
CBBAG is organized into regional chapters and chapters often run workshops in their regions; please see the list of CBBAG chapters. Please check with your local CBBAG chapter for updates on planned events in your region. CBBAG offers registration on this website for the following types of workshops:
In-person workshops organized by the Greater Toronto Area chapter
On demand online workshops by subscription to From Bench To Book (coming fall 2022)