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Aug 15,2018 -     Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Page Meditations Wednesday, August 15 | 6-9pm
In this workshop students will take discarded book pages and turn them into thoughtful, creative works of visual poetry. The process is quite meditative and simple! The instructor notes "This is work as play. You can’t do it “wrong” as there is no predetermined result. Any age level can do it – any person (self-defined creative or not) can do it." This workshop is great for people of all skill-levels. Cost: $37.50/$32.50 Members & Students with Valid ID (+ $2.50 Service Fee) BECOME A MEMBER
Instructor: Debra Eck
A note on Page Meditations from the Instructor Deb Eck: Altering book pages has been around as an art practice for a very long time. Perhaps one of the most famous altered page books is A Humment created by Tom Phillips and it’s a long tradition still continued today by artists like Will Ashford. While my pages occasionally rise to being works of art, that’s not really why I make them. I started doing these pages as a way to transition between my Real Life and my studio. Most days before I start work in my studio I meditate on a single book page, just letting my eyes wander until some of the words emerge from the sea of text. For me these page mediations have become a tool to trick my inner censor – I am not really doing any work, not being creative, just hanging out with this old page from a book. Now after more than a decade of using this process it has become a core part of how I approach my studio work. In this workshop I will share my basic technique and talk about ways you can begin very simply to recycle and old book into a form of active meditation. This is work as play. You can’t do it “wrong” as there is no predetermined result. Any age level can do it – any person (self-defined creative or not) can do it. It requires only a few cheap materials and no experience or art training.     ______________________________________________ ABOUT OUR PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY: • Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC. • Payment options: You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430, service fee applies.  • A cancellation fee of $25 will be assessed if cancelled less than 1 week ahead of the workshop. Cancellations with less than 48 hours will not receive a refund. • Sold out classes will accept a waiting list. • All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. By registering you agree to receive notifications from the WNY Book Arts Center.


Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing