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Oct 25,2018 -     Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Islamic Bookbindings Thursday, October 25 | 6-9pm
Islamic bindings differ from Western style bindings in that their primary function is to protect the documents. Because of this the sewing is designed to fail to protect the precious pages inside, while the binding is often box like, to contain any loose pages. They are designed to lay flat, not stand on their spine and are renowned for their decorative beauty.
Students will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of the Islamic style in this partial leather binding, while learning the historic precedents of the style and examining the range of possibilities for this technique. Students are encouraged to bring their own 6x6 images for the front and back covers – photographs printed on matte paper, hand drawn illustrations or paintings will all work wonderfully, or you can use a decorative paper supplied by the instructor.
Cost: $75 / $70 Members (includes $10 materials fee) (+ $2.50 Service Fee)
Instructor: Debra Eck

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, NY 14203

Registration is closed for this event.
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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