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PRINTING PARTNERS @ Merriweather Library

September 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Register your creatively curious little one for PRINTING PARTNERS, an art program where students engage in hands-on learning about the book arts. Together we’ll explore: origami, soft & hardcover bookmaking, various forms of making prints, and more!

The class runs for 8 weeks with one class led each week. Book Arts teaching artist Ruby Merritt will lead students step by step to create folded origami books, stitched journals, hand carved stamps and more. Each class builds upon the other–by the end of the program young learners will have developed skills to create more complicated and unique pieces of book art!

Registration is FREE thanks to our generous funders.
• The program runs for 8 weeks, and students are encouraged to attend all classes.
• Classes will be held in person at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library
• Pre-registration for the program is required
• Classes are geared towards ages 6+, younger children & families are welcome.
• Registered students will receive a materials kit for all classes, and keep their kit of art supplies at the culmination of the program.
• For questions and program accommodations, please email [email protected]. Thank you!

Removing the barrier of cost and transportation, PRINTING PARTNERS affords all families the opportunity to participate in high-quality arts learning. In this hands-on program, learners of all ages & abilities engage with the book arts to build their creative confidence and artistic skills. Classes offer students a safe space to investigate basic to advanced forms of book & printmaking techniques alongside professional teaching artists, and work with specialty artist materials to create thoughtful & unique works of art. Questions? Please email [email protected]

Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library
1324 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fridays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
September 23rd – November 18th
(No class on November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day)


Ruby Merritt is a Western New York, Buffalo based professional artist, adjunct professor and teaching artist. Merritt received her BFA, concentrating in Drawing and Painting from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Masters of Fine Arts at the University at Buffalo, in 2013.

Believing that we need to perceive the natural world as art objects, Merritt frequently shares her experiences, techniques and instructs hand made projects as a Teaching Artist for Book Arts workshops and the Printing Partners program.

Ruby Merritt - PRINTING PARTNERS Teaching Artist

Demyia Browning (they/them) is an active member of the artistic community in WNY, after being referred to and reading about Book Arts’ mission statement and history, Demyia wanted nothing more than to join the team. As programs assistant, they help with class planning, promotion and communications, material preparation, and hands-on in-person instructional assistance at each class. 

Demyia Browning - PRINTING PARTNERS Programs Assistant

Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library
Completed in 2006, this impressive, 20,000 square foot facility is located at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Utica Street. The building replaces the nearly 80-year-old North Jefferson Branch Library and has been renamed after Frank E. Merriweather, Jr., editor and publisher of The Criterion newspaper, the oldest minority newspaper in upstate New York. 


September 23, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Merriweather Library
1324 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, 14208
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