The WNY Book Arts Center’s educational outreach program, Printing Partners, is hosted by community partners throughout the Buffalo region & offers free, sequential art classes to children & families in their own neighborhoods.
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.
CURRENT JOURNEYS END STUDENTS - CLICK HERE FOR CLASS INFO!
VIRTUAL Printing Partners Program with Journey’s End Refugee Services
Wednesdays 10:30am–11:30am on ZOOM
May 19th–July 7th, 2021 (no class on May 26th)
**your teacher will send you a class Zoom link each week
Each student received 1 art materials box and a materials pouch. Please keep good care of this box, it has all your supplies for the program!
Download the class schedule here.
Catch up & follow along with recorded classes:
(Ask your teacher for the video passwords.)
CLASS 1 RECORDING: Origami Dragon Books
CLASS 2 RECORDING: Origami Accordion Cards
CLASS 3 RECORDING: Fiber Arts Kumihimo
CLASS 4 RECORDING: Hand-Stitched Pamphlet Journals
CLASS 5 RECORDING: Collagraph Printing
CLASS 6 RECORDING: Japanese Stab Binding Collagraph Prints into Journals
CLASS 7 RECORDING: Handmade Paper Flowers
Upcoming Neighborhood Printing Partners Programs:
PRINTING PARTNERS is generously supported by New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State legislature. PRINTING PARTNERS is also generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, M&T Bank, The County of Erie, The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation, The Vogt Family Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, The Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Printing Industries Alliance, Arts Services Initiative of WNY, and the Golden & Goldman Philanthropic Fund.
Please visit our Funders page to learn more.
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