Open Studio

Print with us!

The studio at the Western New York Book Arts Center is the only community printshop of its kind in WNY! Home to a family of antique letterpresses, a vast collection of vintage wood and metal type, screen printing equipment and more, the Book Arts studio serves as a collaborative hub providing resources to our community of print and book artists.

Our studio is available for use by Book Arts members through open studio sessions, by appointment. To ensure proper stewardship of equipment and materials, members must take our Letterpress Basics Workshop and/or our Screen Print Basics Workshop within one calendar year to gain access to the Studio. If more time has passed since your last Open Studio or Basics workshop, “Refresher” Open Studios are available. Relevent experience in another print shop may be acceptable with a portfolio/project review. 

Book Arts also offers Open Studio access through our Gadzooks Volunteer program.

OPEN STUDIO RATES


Letterpress or Screen Print Open Studio: $35
Open Studio includes a full day use of Book Arts equipment and access to our ink and paper collection. Includes a press check

Refresher Open Studio: $75
Open Studio includes a full day use of Book Arts equipment and access to our ink and paper collection. Includes a staff member on-hand throughout the day for a refresh of printing procedures and a press check.

Gadzooks Volunteers: 20 hours of volunteering time earns 1 Open Studio day. Join the Gadzooks here.

OPEN STUDIO ACCESS

Wednesday–Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am–2pm

Schedule by appointment only.
Email Book Arts Education Director
[email protected] for availability and booking.
We look forward to working with you in the studio!