Beginner Bookbinding


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Beginner Bookbinding: Two Basic Book Forms Workshop WITH CALLUM MCKENZIE


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$85 ($50 + $35 Supply Fee)

Class Limit: 10 Students

Any Skill Level – Youth or Adult

In this introductory workshop, participants will gain experience with bookbinding tools, techniques and terminology as they bind beautiful books that can be used as journals, sketchbooks or artist books. Instructor Callum McKenzie will guide participants through the process of making a Japanese stab-bound (fukuro-toji) book and a pamphlet stitch book.

About the Instructor:

Callum McKenzie (he/they) is an Edmonton-based emerging artist and printmaker. They earned their Bachelor of Design in Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2022 and completed an Emerging Artist in Residence program at SNAP Gallery in 2023. Callum has a penchant for impulsively purchasing paper and figuring out what to do with it later. Their work draws on their experiences as a queer ADHDer and they explore themes of masking, grief and dysphoria through repetitive print and paper-based practices. Callum has shown their work in a number of curated shows and exhibitions including Inner Space in FAB Gallery and How Could I Know If No One Ever Told Me in SNAP Gallery.

To see more of Callum’s work, check out their Instagram:

Instagram: @humdrum_and_callum

Instructor will provide bookbinding supplies (included in the supply fee).

You Bring:

1. Decorative papers, like chiyogami, or old prints/works on paper to use for book covers
2. Embroidery thread or other coloured threads for binding
3. Suitable art clothes, hand towel, notebook, snack, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Beginner Bookbinding Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta

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