Study Group

Cincinnati Book Arts Society

Study Group

The CBAS Study Group is a collaborative group of CBAS members who together investigate special areas of interest in the book arts, and share their knowledge with other members.  The only requirement to participate is that you be a current paid member of CBAS.

Ideally, each Study Group member will share the responsibility by taking turns presenting or collaborating to present a program and guiding the group to learn something new. It might be something you already know or something you investigate to share with the group. You do not need to be an expert – just a person willing to explore a new topic and present it to the group.

The Study Group normally meets the second Saturday of each month except December, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Studio #164, the Essex Studio, CBAS’s home base. All CBAS members receive monthly email invitations to meetings.  Check with the contact person below to confirm date and location for a particular month. The Study group fee will generally be $10-$15. Because we have members who live on fixed or limited incomes, we accommodate discounted fees for those members. Presenters are reimbursed for materials they provide. To ensure that enough materials are available, registration is required.

Any CBAS member is welcome to join the Study Group. It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your fellow CBAS members, to share your expertise and to learn from others.

Want to know more? Questions?
Contact Jo Diamantes
CBAS Study Group Coordinator


CBAS Study Group

2018 Schedule – 1st half of year

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held from 2-5 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the CBAS Studio,Essex Studios, #164, 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Advance registration required for all Study Group Sessions.  CBAS members receive e-mail invitations to each upcoming meeting with details about reservations.  Study Group fee varies (usually $10-$15) and is payable at each session.

Schedule subject to changeAlways verify with current announcement. For more information on these events and others go to the CBAS website at and click on “Events and Workshops”


January 10 or 20, 1-4 pm  

Digging Deep into the Archives: Lloyd Library Inspired Artists Books.  Start work on your FotoFocus project.  Meet at Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street 45202.


February 10  

Book structures using folded and pleated paper          

with Marguerite Katchen


March 10  

Blizzard binding                                                                   

with Veronica Sorcher and Carolyn Stewart


April 14  

Slip cases                                                                               

with Jo Diamantes


May 12                                        

Caterpillar stitch                                                                 

with Judith Serling-Sturm          


June 9  

Small leather journals using long stitch variations       

with Janice Kagermeier