Info for instructors
Our workshop coordinator is Kari Bronaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bindery manager is James Spyker (email@example.com)
There are six tables available for you to use. Two of them are higher and bigger tables (that used to be in CBBAG’s previous bindery space). Four of them are from Paperhouse and are lower and square. All these tables are on wheels and can be moved around wherever you would like. There is an additional table that is a vacuum table used by Paperhouse. It has a rim around it so isn’t practically useful as a workspace, but can be used to store materials.
If you are teaching a multi-day class then you can leave the space set up in your own configuration if your class continues the next day. If your class doesn’t continue the next day then please do return the space to its “default” scenario. [Note that the position of the smaller tables is not important but the larger tables needed to be back against the chalkboard wall.]
AN IMPORTANT NOTE is that the space does not have independent ventilation. The air flow in the building will move air between different units. You cannot use any materials that require ventilated space.
The admin area is shared by CBBAG and Paperhouse. Folks from both organizations may be using it outside of your class hours so please ensure that they’ll be able to get to that space. It is convenient for Paperhouse and CBBAG folks to be able to work quietly in that admin area during class hours but we understand that for some teaching scenarios that could be disruptive. Please let Kari know if you would prefer the admin area remain unused during your classes.
You are allowed to use any of the CBBAG equipment and supplies while teaching but you should not use the Paperhouse equipment or supplies. If you are unsure whether something is CBBAG’s or Paperhouse’s, please check with us.
A note about cutting mats and straight edges: CBBAG and Paperhouse have combined our collection of cutting mats and straight edges together. Although some still have labels on them indicating they are CBBAG or Paperhouse, you can use any of the mats or straight edges during your classes.
NOTE: There is no printer available for your use in the studio.
The instructions attached to the inside of the door describe the process to follow when locking up the space at the end of the day. It includes the information about how to turn off the air conditioning. To turn on the air conditioning is almost the same process. You press the same button shown in those instructions, but instead of pressing it until you see just an O displayed, instead you press it until you see an A (with an O) displayed. The A indicates that the air conditioning is now set to run automatically to maintain the temperature. The air conditioning won’t start immediately. It can take a bit of time (even a minute or two) to notices that the temperature is to hot and thus to start the air conditioning.
Managing food scraps and paper scraps
The Artscape Youngplace building has lots of great history to it. As you’ll probably be able to guess from the space, it used to be a school. With that history comes the potential for mice to get in. To manage that risk we need to be diligent about ensuring we don’t leave any food scraps around. Beyond just making sure that you take out the food garbage each evening, please do any necessary sweeping to ensure that aren’t any food crumbs on the floor or the tables. Please avoid leaving any paper scraps on the floor as well, as those can prove to be irresistible nest materials.
Some pictures of our equipment
Our two nipping presses
Our board shear
An example of the toolkits available for student use
One of our two ploughs
Building & Studio Access
Instructors will be provided a key for the studio for the duration of their stay. The key does not open the outside building doors so access is limited to the building’s open hours. The building is open from 8am to 9pm each day.