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WNY Book Arts Center

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468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
(716) 348-1430

January 2020

Handmade Bullet Journals

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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What is a bullet journal? It is a system of planning and tracking in a special journal to keep yourself focused on your goals! Participants will learn to pamphlet bind their own journal and to learn the basics of setting up a Bullet Journal. We will also cover the basics of making a reusable cover to keep all your journals protected. Keep 2020 going strong! <a href="https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/yG1ZBgiQmoQFUy4ejEOVRA">Fill out my LGL form!</a>

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Letterpress Basics Workshop

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part Workshop: participants must attend 1/30 and 2/6
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of letterpress printing from hand-setting type to pulling prints in this two-part workshop! We will cover: a brief history of the importance of letterpress printing, type-case layout and setting by hand (letter by letter!), forme building, press set-up on platen and/or bed presses, paper preparations, and printing on our antique presses.    Prints will be one-layer/one color, and participants should expect to create an edition of approx. 1-2 dozen prints in one design. It is helpful to bring to…

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February 2020

Handcrafted Paper Roses

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Just in time for Valentine's Day! Learn to create Ruby Rose and Rose Buds using beautiful Lia Griffith branded German extra-fine and doublette crepe paper. Techniques for cutting, stretching and forming flowers will be covered. Participants will complete 2 large roses and 1-2 small rose buds on wires for an arrangement, perfect for giving! Fill out my LGL form!

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 2/4 and 2/11
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this two-part workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). …

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Letterpress Basics Workshop

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part Workshop: participants must attend 1/30 and 2/6
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of letterpress printing from hand-setting type to pulling prints in this two-part workshop! We will cover: a brief history of the importance of letterpress printing, type-case layout and setting by hand (letter by letter!), forme building, press set-up on platen and/or bed presses, paper preparations, and printing on our antique presses.    Prints will be one-layer/one color, and participants should expect to create an edition of approx. 1-2 dozen prints in one design. It is helpful to bring to…

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 2/4 and 2/11
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this two-part workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). …

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Bookbinding: Hardcover Journal

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of hardcover bookbinding! Participants will utilize specialty book making tools such as bone folders and awls, decorative papers, book cloth and adhesives to assemble and stitch a unique handbound journal. Journals will be approx. 5"x8" in size, with multiple signatures. Workshop is open to all skill levels, beginners welcome.Fill out my LGL form!

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Advanced Letterpress Workshop

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 2/20 and 2/27
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Gadzooks at Shop Talk

Build on the basics of letterpress printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Letterpress Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into hand-setting type to create more complicated formes/prints utilizing layering of type and color. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, metal and wood type, printing presses, and procedures in the Book Arts' Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Letterpress Workshops, and are a paid Member…

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Meditation Saturdays: Visual Mindfulness, Intuitive Meditation for the Senses

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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The Book Arts Center's Saturday Meditation Visual Mindfulness Series seeks to immerse participants in a deep exploration of the art work on view in our Gallery through meditation and discussion. Each technique invites us to use our senses whether it be listening, looking, movement, or stillness. There are many ways to enter into meditation other than traditional Buddhist-based practices! This is a welcoming environment, no previous experience with meditation is necessary. Please note: This class welcomes anyone 16 years and above. There will be sitting,…

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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 2/25 and 3/3
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Build on the basics of screen printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Screen Print Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into image and screen creation to create more complicated prints utilizing layering of stencils and colors. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, presses, and procedures in the Book Arts’ Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Screen Print Workshops, and are a paid Member in…

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Papermaking: Dip-Mould

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

Learn the basics of how to use a dip mould for papermaking! Workshop participants will create a stack of their own handmade paper sheets utilizing colorful pulp created by the instructor. Inclusions– small decorative pieces imbedded in the paper pulp–will be provided by the instructor, and participants are welcome to bring inclusions of their own (examples: flower petals, leaves, confetti, anything thin and lightweight). Created paper sheets will be taken to the instructor's studio, Papercraft Miracles, to be pressed and dried…

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March 2020

Advanced Screen Print Workshop

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 2/25 and 3/3
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Build on the basics of screen printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Screen Print Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into image and screen creation to create more complicated prints utilizing layering of stencils and colors. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, presses, and procedures in the Book Arts’ Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Screen Print Workshops, and are a paid Member in…

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 3/10 and 3/17
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this two-part workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). …

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Vision Boards Workshop

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Let’s bring our dreams to life with vision boards! You have to see your goals before you can reach them, and together we will find images and words that symbolize your vision for your future and then we will assemble them onto a frameable board for your wall! Includes frameable board, instruction and all collage materials. All ages welcome. Fill out my LGL form!

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Papermaking: Pour Mould

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of how to use a pour mould for papermaking! Participants will create several of their own poured handmade paper sheets. Inclusions– small decorative pieces imbedded in the paper pulp–will be provided by the instructor, and participants are welcome to bring inclusions of their own (examples: flower petals, leaves, confetti, anything thin and lightweight). Created paper sheets will be taken to the instructor's studio, Papercraft Miracles, to be pressed and dried and will be mailed to students within 1 week.…

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). This…

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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 3/24 and 3/31
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Build on the basics of screen printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Screen Print Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into image and screen creation to create more complicated prints utilizing layering of stencils and colors. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, presses, and procedures in the Book Arts’ Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Screen Print Workshops, and are a paid Member in…

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April 2020

12 Annual Edible Book Festival

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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What does your favorite book taste  like?? Join us for an afternoon of tasty creativity, basket raffles, edible crafts, printmaking demos, bookish vendors & more!   The international Edible Book Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place on or around April Fool’s Day (April 1st) throughout the world! This event invites participants to create edible creations inspired by their favorite book. These creations are exhibited in our gallery, viewed by attendees and then consumed!   Creations are ranked by…

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 4/7 and 4/14
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this two-part workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). …

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 4/7 and 4/14
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this two-part workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). …

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Learn the basics of screen printing from image creation to pulling prints on paper or apparel in this workshop! Participants can expect to learn a brief history of screen printing, how to create images suitable for the medium, how to burn screens, mix ink, prepare paper, and of course, print! The instructor will guide participants in using specialty artist tools in to our newly-renovated screen print studio. Completed prints can be made on paper or apparel (t-shirts, tote bags, etc). This…

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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 4/21 and 4/28
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Build on the basics of screen printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Screen Print Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into image and screen creation to create more complicated prints utilizing layering of stencils and colors. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, presses, and procedures in the Book Arts’ Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Screen Print Workshops, and are a paid Member in…

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