The Keirunga Book Arts group opens the door to the art of bookmaking and related arts and crafts.  Learn how to create original books, cards, boxes, paper sculptures, altered art, surface design, decorative papers, and more.

Through a combination of monthly studio sessions and occasional tutored workshops, participants explore a broad range of new and traditional “book arts” techniques and skills. No special art background or experience is required. 

Book Arts members represent a wide range of skill levels. The group encourages the sharing of techniques and creative ideas. Group members learn from each other as well as from outside tutors and other instructional resources.
For more information on Keirunga Book Arts, contact

Raewyn Harrison Ph: 021 101 1020

Equipment & Materials
Some basic materials including bookbinding board and bookbinding cloth are available from the Book Arts Group at a small cost.
It is strongly recommended that each group member obtains the following basic equipment: craft knife and spare blades, mechanical pencil, self-healing/ cutting mat, metal ruler, PVA glue, glue brushes, bone folder, awl, blunt bookbinding needles.  These are easily obtained from art supply, stationery, and craft stores and we are happy to provide advice on where to purchase items.

Membership Costs
Please contact us for specific costs, which are made up of three parts:

  • Membership to Keirunga Gardens Arts & Crafts Society Inc. ($57.50 per annum)
  • Group Facility Fee (variable)
  • Additional group costs (variable)

Meeting times

4th Saturday of each month
10 am to 3 pm 
In the Frank Bacon Artist Studio

Group contact, Julz Henderson