Introduction to Book Arts

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Oct 7 - Oct 8, 2023
Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm
Dawn Woolsey
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10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6

Introduction to Book Arts
1 Weekend, October 7 and 8
Instructor: Dawn Woolsey
Saturday and Sunday
10am – 5pm
$250 (all supplies are included)

SNAP members receive a 10% discount
In-person course held at SNAP

Join us for this introduction to tools and techniques to make your own artist books. Under the expert guidance of instructor Dawn Woolsey, participants will learn both Japanese hardcover and softcover fukuro-toji bindings with traditional and contemporary stitching patterns; lined and unlined pamphlet and dos-a-dos for pocket sketchbooks and journals; soft and hardcover accordion with cutouts and additions, matchbooks and several folded book forms.

*No experience necessary, all materials and tools will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own prints and papers to add to your work.

Course Information

Age Requirements
For SNAP courses we ask that participants are 16 years of age and up. Registrants under the age of 18 require a liability waiver signed by a legal guardian. Please email [email protected] the name and age of any participants under the age of 18 and to obtain the necessary waiver form.

For any participants under the age of 16 who are interested in taking a course at SNAP, please be in touch with [email protected] and we may be able to accommodate if a parent/guardian is present with the under age participant.

SNAP Cancelation Policy
In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.

If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.

Please see our full cancelation policy here:

SNAP Education Health & Safety Procedures

Education Procedures

SNAP has implemented a number of health and safety measures to protect all users:

– All users will maintain physical distancing whenever possible.

– Masks are highly recommended at SNAP. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for your use at SNAP.

– Tools will be supplied as a kit for students when possible. Other shared items will be sanitized between uses by all users.

– Class sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing and to minimize the number of people in the printshop at a time. Renters will not be permitted in common spaces during class times.


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