Monday, December 31, 2018

Upcoming (Ottawa) workshop - Nag Hammadi Codex - Christine McNair



9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Christine McNair
Workshop Cost: $70.00 CBBAG members, $80.00 non-members
Material Fee: $30 (paid in cash to the instructor at the workshop)
Location: Routhier Community Centre (1st floor)
172 Guiges Ave, Ottawa
Parking is free and there is plenty of it.
Food:  Bring your lunch or head up to the nearby Byward Market

Registration deadline:   Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

The Nag Hammadi codices take their name from the Egyptian village where in 1945 a clay pot containing thirteen ancient books was discovered. These books are the earliest extant codex bindings ever found – 1800 years old – and were uncovered in remarkably good condition. Students will construct a sympathetic facsimile of the Nag Hammadi codex, and experience the structure and form of ancient bookbinding.  Partially pre-cut papyrus and leather for the covers is supplied (see material fee below).

Bring a cutting mat if you have one. All tools and shop supplies will be provided for those without.

Click here to register. Click here for the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Ottawa Valley Chapter website.