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March Break Madness: Magical Sculptural Tunnel Book

March 14

Instructor: Akiko Lamb

Duration: 1 day, Thursday, March 14
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Course fee: $145 members/non-members per 1 adult/1 child pair
Materials fee: $30 payable to the instructor

Prerequisite: none


This course is only open to 5 pairs of learners – one young person between the ages of 8-12 and an accompanying adult.

Adults please enrol on the website for the pair and the CBBAG registrar will contact you to confirm your registration with an appropriately-aged young person. Sorry singletons – this course is not for you!

Join us for a day of building a magical Tunnel Book. Originating in the 18th century, these charming books combine storytelling with three-dimensional art creating an illusion of depth and perspective.

These books are ‘read’ through a hole in the cover. With the images on each page working together to form a three-dimensional scene inside the book, each page has an opening to allow the reader to see right through the entire book. Accordion-fold structures on both sides support and hold this progression of story panels together.

Starting with a theme using a story, song, poem or memory, you both will have a choice of creating a representational or abstract piece. Teams will have the option of building one book together or each member can build their own!

Akiko Lamb is an industrial designer who loves the structure, problem solving and the aesthetics of book arts. Following graduation from Radio & Television Arts, Ryerson University, her work included educational development and program design for TVOntario. Later, as a graduate of Industrial Design, OCADU, she studied bookbinding with George Walker who introduced her to the world of book arts. Akiko has taught at OCADU, libraries, schools and privately including portfolio preparation for entrance into art/design programs and book arts workshops. Her work also includes designing for interiors, retail and costume for professional theatre. As a designer and teacher, Akiko continues to explore and share her love of the visual arts.


March 14


CBBAG Bindery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario Canada