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Paste Papers

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$42 – $48

Hands-on classes in the Book Arts studio! 

A Victorian method of creating decorative papers, often used in lieu of leather. Students will be encouraged to look at patterns from different cultures and their symbolic meanings. These papers can be used for end pages and decorative covers for your bookmaking projects, are suitable for scrapbooking and collage, and as art objects themselves. They hold many possibilities!

In the class, participants will get to play with three different paste paper recipes, experiment with pattern making and create a stack of your own, original designed paper.

This class is geared towards beginners and seasoned artists alike – we welcome makers of all skill levels. Join us!

Hosted in conjunction with the teaching artist’s residency and gallery exhibition on view in the Book Arts studio, find out more about Laura Chenault’s exhibition, “Nice Girls Don’t Yell” here!


Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages teen+
• All necessary tools to participate are provided.
• Please read our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page to review our health & safety procedures.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]



Laura Chenault is an interdisciplinary artist creating art from a feminist and a post-modernist perspective. She has a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois. The disciplines she works in are photography, collage, book arts, installation art, performance, printmaking, and film making. In addition to making art, she is passionate about building communities, sharing skills, mentoring, and teaching.

She owns Laurel Tree Bindery specializing in one of a kind books and short print runs of poetry chapbooks, art books, short stories, children’s books, genealogies & memoirs, custom wedding & baby books, and photo books.


April 20
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$42 – $48
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Laura Chenault


WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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(716) 348-1430