SA Creates: Bookmaking Workshop + My City My Six
Thomson Memorial Park, 1007 Brimley Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3E8, Canada
Discover the various ways of binding your own books using minimal materials and tools at a bookmaking workshop with artist and graphic designer Elyssia Lasala. Using a needle and thread, participants will be introduced to different bookmaking techniques such as: the coptic stitch, saddle stitch, and stab book binding. Participants will also gain insight on when to use one technique over another. Participants will leave with their own handmade books, and the knowledge to create books using sustainable materials that can be recycled or composted as alternatives to chemical adhesives.
In addition to learning about bookmaking techniques, this workshop will also encourage you to flex your creative writing muscles and write six-word stories for submission to the My City My Six project!
About the FacilitatorElyssia Lasala is a freelance graphic designer with a Bachelor of Design degree at OCAD University, where she did her thesis on sustainable fashion. Since then she's been committed to being sustainable in her design, art, and lifestyle which often involves handmade techniques and the use of excess material. Find her at www.lasala.design or at www.behance.net/ElyssiaLasala.
About My City My SixMy City My Six (MCM6) is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. From January through May 2017, the My City My Six project will ask Torontonians of all ages and backgrounds to share something essential about themselves in six words. Send in your story by email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your first name, the name of your neighbourhood, and your age. Anonymous submissions are fine too!
Register for the rest of the My City My Six writing workshops on the Scarborough Arts website.