Workshop Instructor Highlights

Mizin Shin

Mizin is a resident WNYBAC workshop instructor and nationally recognized artist. Shin graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from University at Buffalo. She has been teaching at UB since 2015, and also at Villa Maria College in Buffalo since 2017.She was awarded the 2017 Graduate Student Fellowship from the Southern Graphics Council International, and the juror’s award at Brand 45 Works on Paper, 45th Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper. As a born and raised South Korean who has moved to the United States, her artwork often reflects her experience adapting to multiple cultures.

 

Here’s a look at her work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mizin will be teaching several workshops this summer!

  • Japanese Woodblock Workshop
  • Collagraph Printmaking Workshop
  • CMYK Screen Printing
  • Relief Printing with the Etching Press

Check the workshops page for more info about these. 

Like Mizin’s work? See her website to for more!


Debra Eck

Debra is a resident WNYBAC workshop instructor and internationally recognized artist who works mainly with paper, text, and thread.Originally from Essex in the UK, she has lived and worked in Western New York for over 20 years. She received a BFA in painting from the University at Buffalo and an MA in Visual Culture from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle (UK). She teaches as an adjunct at Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia,  and for many other arts and cultural organizations (including WNYBAC). She enjoys using her talents in sewing and embroidery to make artwork commenting on womens’ sometimes uneasy place in the art world. 

 

Here’s a look at her work

     

     

Debra will be teaching several workshops this summer!

  • Braided Bookbinding
  • Islamic Bookbinding
  • Eco Dye Workshop
  • Page Meditations
  • Gelatin Printing

Check the workshops page for more info.

Like Debra’s work? Check out her website for more!


Janna Willoughby-Lohr

Janna is a WNYBAC workshop instructor and owner of Papercraft Miracles, which she opened in 2004 as a way of making a living creatively. She attended Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, where she discovered the world of papermaking and bookbinding and was lucky enough to study under renowned book artist and author, Gwen Diehn. She is thrilled that her creations have become a part of so many special moments, from weddings, to graduations, to births. As so much of the world is becoming screen-based and digital, Janna feels a calling to preserve and promote the physicality of book and paper arts.

 

Here’s a look at her work

     

     

Janna will be teaching several workshops this summer!

  • Secret Belgian Bookbinding
  • Basic Hardcover Journal Making
  • Papermaking Basics Workshop

Check the workshops page for more info.

Like Janna’s work? Check out her website for more info!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation
Baird Foundation Cameron Jane