Group Experiences

Learn & create in our studios to make unique art pieces from handmade books to custom hand-printed posters to apparel! Every in-person experience includes a tour of our accessible galleries, artist shop & our community studio. Or, ask us about our virtual experiences via Zoom. 

Please visit our PLAN YOUR VISIT page to keep up to date with Book Arts’ health and safety policies. View our group offerings below, and contact us with any specifics or questions. We’re excited to make art with you! PRIVATE GROUP EXPERIENCE PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY

CONTACT US TO BOOK A GROUP EXPERIENCE!

  • Group workshops are scheduled Tuesday–Saturday by appointment. We ask for at least 2 weeks in advance when booking! Thank you.

PAMPHLET STITCH NOTEBOOKS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for children ages 8+, teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $90 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$10/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $150 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$10/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

HARDCOVER ACCORDION BOOKS

1.5 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $135 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$10/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $200 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $20/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$10/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

LETTERPRESS PRINTING BASICS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for children ages 10+, teen & adult groups.

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION*: $200 flat rate
up to 10 participants, all materials included
(additional participants $20/student)

Participants will work together to print a pre-determined design, and each will go home with a poster hand-printed on an antique press. Group design will consist of a quote/saying of up to 10 words (pre-determined by your group). Finished posters will be approx. 8″x10″-11″x14.”

*Letterpress is only available as an in-person activity

COLLABORATIVE LETTERPRESS PRINTING

2.5-3 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for teen & adult groups.

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION*: $350 flat rate
up to 10 participants, all materials included
(additional participants $35/student)

Create a truly custom hand-printed piece with your group, ideal for creative office team building and student groups in high school & college level design courses. Participants will work together to design and print one completely custom letterpress poster or card design from start to finish, including designing with antique wood and metal type and ornamentation. Each participant will leave the class with a hand-printed piece, made on our antique presses. Group design may consist of a quote/saying of up to 10 words (pre-determined by your group). Finished posters will be approx. 8″x10″-11″x14,” (one per participant) or greeting cards folded to  5″x7″ with envelopes (approx. 2-3 per participant). 

*Letterpress is only available as an in-person activity

SCREEN PRINT POSTERS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment. Suitable for ages 6+.

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION*:
• Choose from our pre-designed screens: $150 flat rate
• Screen print your own design: $200 flat rate
all materials included, design approx. 8″x10″
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)

ABOUT THE PROCESS: Participants will learn about the screen print process from stencil making to squeegee-holdin’. Together, we’ll work with specialty artists tools & inks to transform a pre-determined design into a hand printed poster! Each participant will go home with a print, pulled with their own hands–like magic!

*Screen Print is only available as an in-person activity

SCREEN PRINT T-SHIRTS or TOTE BAGS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment. Suitable for ages 6+.

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION*:
• Choose from our pre-designed screens: $150 flat rate
• Screen print your own design: $200 flat rate
fabric item not included, design approx. 8″x10″
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)

+ Materials (optional)**: +$5/participant
includes a white/light colored t-shirt or canvas tote bag
OR bring your own t-shirt/tote bag (one per participant) for no additional materials cost. Fabric pieces must be 100% cotton or a cotton blend.

ABOUT THE PROCESS: Participants will learn about the screen print process from stencil making to squeegee-holdin’. Together, we’ll work with specialty artists tools & inks to handprint a pre-determined design onto the fabic of your choice! Each participant will go home with a print, pulled with their own hands–like magic!

*Screen Print is only available as an in-person activity
**Please book at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability of  your requested fabric pieces

ORIGAMI BLIZZARD ENVELOPE BOOKS

1.5 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for ages 12+ teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $135 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$5/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $175 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$5/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

ORIGAMI DRAGON CHAIN BOOKS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for children ages 6+ & teen groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $90 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$5/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $150 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$5/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

LEATHER JOURNALS

1.5 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for ages 12+ teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $135 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$15/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $270 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $30/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$10/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

SIMPLE HARDCOVER JOURNALS

1.5 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for ages 12+ teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $135 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$15/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION: $270 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $30/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$10/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

ORIGAMI COLLAGE ACCORDION BOOKS

1 hour duration, Tuesday–Saturday by appointment.
Suitable for children ages 5+, teen & adult groups.

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION: $90 flat rate
up to 15 participants
+ Materials: +$5/participant*
includes specialty tools to keep
*curbside materials pick-up OR add shipping at $5/participant

IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION : $150 flat rate
up to 10 participants (additional participants $15/student)
+ Materials (optional): +$5/participant
includes specialty tools to keep

CONTACT US TO BOOK A GROUP EXPERIENCE!

  • Group workshops are scheduled Tuesday–Saturday by appointment. We ask for at least 2 weeks in advance when booking! Thank you.

Team Building

Get creative with your team.

We offer letterpress, screen printing and bookbinding workshops where teams learn the history and importance of the medium, and work with our collection of vintage type and presses, screens and inks, or speciality bookmaking paper and tools to create truly unique, hand crafted pieces. These workshops stress both individual and collective creativity while focusing on teamwork to connect old-school technology, history and art to modern making. 

Team Building workshops are built around what your team wants to create. Work in our studio for a few hours to print unique, handset posters, or spend an hour or two screen printing custom t-shirts your team can wear proudly! Whatever you create here at Book Arts, your team is sure to leave with some ink on their fingers & a feeling that you’ve created something great, together.

Every visit also includes a tour of our incredible studios, art gallery, and a little retail therapy in our shop brimming with work by local artists. Your team will be visiting a unique cultural destination in WNY, sure to be the talk at the water-cooler all month.

CONTACT US TO BOOK YOUR GROUP EXPERIENCE!

  • Group workshops are scheduled Tuesday–Saturday by appointment. We ask for at least 2 weeks in advance when booking! Thank you.

WHO WE’VE WORKED WITH

We’re thrilled to have worked with some of the best in the biz! Top area design agencies that have worked in our studio include: Gelia, White Bicycle, Luminus and New Bird Design to name a few.

We’ve also hosted a number of educator groups and community organizations, including those from the Buffalo Public Schools, KenTon and Williamsville School districts, the University at Buffalo Department of Art, the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department, and local non-profit groups including Oishei Childrens Hospital, Young Audiences of WNY, Explore Buffalo, and the Western New York Library Resources Council.