Workshop/Class Subject: Paper Crafting

Orihon Bookbinding (Sun, Jun 23 2019, 12;30-3:30pm)

Historically, this Japanese accordion structure held marvelous brush calligraphy, woodblock prints and ink drawings tastefully created for travel and display. Participants will complete one hardcover book; ready to contain and protect equally beautiful images, writings and objects.

DIY Paper Flowers for Mother’s Day

Make your own beautiful long lasting crepe paper peonies! Makes a great heartfelt gift in time for Mother’s Day to show your appreciation. This hands-on workshop is suitable for beginners and includes a kit with supplies to make two large... Read More

Creative Paper Cutting Techniques Workshop

Rachael Ashe is a Vancouver based artist working in paper cut, sculpture, and installation work. Through this four hour hands-on workshop she will introduce students to the joys of creating intricate art through paper cutting. During the class participants will... Read More

After School Art for TWEENS

After School Art for TWEENS Spring Session. Session runs Wednesdays, April 3rd – June 26th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. All classes held in the Opus Kelowna classroom at 1357 Ellis St. Cost is $300 which includes 26 hours of instruction and... Read More

Card Class with Black Ice Technique

Hosted in my Stampin’ Studio close to the University Centre shopping area, come and learn how to create a card-making technique using a sticky ink called Versamark and clear embossing powder. You will make 3 greeting cards with coordinating envelopes.

Stamping & Lino Block Card Making Workshop

9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 16+ yrs Say goodbye to the drugstore card-rack! After this workshop, you’ll have your own line of beautiful, handmade greeting cards. Practicing printmaker Olivia will walk you through the steps of carving your own stamps,... Read More

Introduction to Sculpture Materials & Methods

Take your art to another dimension. Literally. In this week-long course, practicing artist and creative arts instructor Olivia will introduce you to a new material and 3D sculpture project each day. Explore wire, weaving, paper sculptures, and found materials. One... Read More

Medieval Hardcover Bookbinding (Sat, Aug 10 2019, 12-3pm)

Historically used for practical purposes, rather than scholarly, this structure was used by merchants to record profits. Made to stand wear and tear of travel by land or sea, the contemporary hardcover version is doubly practical as the book can... Read More

Nag Hammadi Codex

The Nag Hammadi is the oldest known codex-style book. In this workshop, participants will construct a codex using contemporary materials and bookbinding techniques. Nag Hammadi codices (books) were discovered in 1945 by farmers in Egypt. They are 13 leather-bound volumes... Read More

Longstitch Bookbinding

Longstitch bookbinding is a Medieval technique practised by both guild bookbinders and amateurs. Straight forward stitching results in a complex visual that resembles the many stringed mandolin. Each student will complete at least one softcover book ideal for sketching or... Read More

Classic Hardcover Bookbinding

If you’ve been looking to advance your book craft skills, this is the seminar for you. You will hand-construct a classic bookcloth and decorative paper-covered bound book with faux rounded spine, styled after both British and French traditions. This seminar... Read More

Japanese Box (Sat, Jul 20 2019, 11am-3pm)

Participants will learn how to make a beautiful box in using a historical Japanese method. Beautiful decorative paper and bookcloth are used to finish a roughly 6″x4″x2″ box with a bone clasp closure. Students are encouraged to take notes and... Read More

Coptic Bookbinding

Coptic book uses an ancient Egyptian technique for binding a book that requires no glue or paste. It’s strength is proven when you flip the pages onto itself (like a sketchbook) and it refuses to weaken. The structure is also... Read More