Printing Partners

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.

Our community partners–past & present–represent the diverse neighborhoods of our region, including: The Buffalo & Erie County Libraries, Journey’s End Refugee Services Making A Connection (MAC) Program, Locust Street Art, Seneca Babcock Community Center, the Carnegie Art Center, and the Westside Art Strategy Happens (WASH) Project.

Upcoming Neighborhood Printing Partners Programs:

Book Arts is currently hosting PRINTING PARTNERS with Locust Street Art and the Buffalo & Erie County Frank E. Merriweather Branch Library and the Valley Community Association. Registration is currently closed. Check back soon for more classes in your neighborhood, and stay in the loop by signing up for our email updates. Thanks!

PRINTING PARTNERS is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State legislature. PRINTING PARTNERS is also generously supported by The County of Erie, The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, M&T Bank, The Children’s Foundation of Erie County, The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation, The Vogt Family Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, and the Golden & Goldman Philanthropic Fund. Please visit our Funders page to learn more.

Navigating the Virtual Landscape of Printmaking: PRINTING PARTNERS 2022

Journey's End and PRINTING PARTNERS Virtual CollaborationIn this hands-on program led by Teaching Artist Ruby Merritt and assisted by Book Arts Programs Assistant Demyia Browning, learners engaged with the book arts to build their creative confidence and artistic...


PRINTING PARTNERS is Book Arts' signature educational outreach program, offering free book arts classes for students throughout the Buffalo region, with classes held right in their own community and neighborhood art centers.In this hands-on program, young learners...

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