We have an exciting new art video for you! This one is from our media director Francesca who has started to explore bookbinding as well as creating different styles of book forms. She has paired it with collage elements and using black and white photographs that can easily be printed on a home computer.

In this art video you will be making an accordion book that will have a decorative front and back cover and on the inside will have your photographs that you will collage using paint, watercolor, markers, pens, stamps, stickers etc. You will put your book together using simple techniques, no sewing is required!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think about this art project! Leave us a comment or head over to YouTube and give it a thumbs up.

Materials Needed:

◼Scissors ◼Glue Stick ◼Black & White photocopies of family, friends, pets etc. ◼1 piece of paper (size depends on how big your book will be) ◼Acrylic Paint/Watercolor ◼Paint brush ◼Things to decorate the inside (pens, markers, crayons, stamps, stickers etc) ◼Cardboard box ◼Decorative piece of paper for front and back cover

Updated: Jan 28

Feb 5th, 2021


We will be posting our livestream event on Feb 5th at 2pm here for you to watch live.

Meet our presenter for the event:

Sheila Norgate

Sheila Norgate does a lot of different things, sometimes at the same time, although not necessarily. She is a painting, writing, performing, TEDx talking, dog-crazy feminist (please don’t mention “post-feminism” to her unless you are referring to putting one in the mail). Norgate makes her home on Gabriola Island where she practices kisses her dog on the lips and being present.

Our opening ceremony will take place on February 5th, 2021 at 2pm. It will be online with Zoom for artists only and for the public live streamed to Facebook and our website. Keep a watch for more information and links on this page. ​ All awards apart from the people's choice will be announced at the time.



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