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468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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August 2019

Trees & Bees

August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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An Exhibition by Mark Lavatelli On view April 19 – May 18, 2019 Opening Reception—Friday, April 19 | 5-9pm Illinois native Mark Lavatelli has exhibited widely in Western New York for the past thirty years. Professor of Art at Medaille College, he is known for encaustic painting, often using images of trees. He has participated in numerous artist residencies and writes art criticism.​ Mark’s artworks feature encaustic monotype prints of tree images cut out and layered on top of other…

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Gadzook Studio Cleanup Day — Studio Move

August 31, 2019
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot.

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8th Annual Buffalo BookFest

August 31, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 1:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Book Art’s 8th Annual Buffalo BookFest is a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, with free hands-on demos all day, for all ages. This event is FREE and open to the public, taking place inside both floors of the Book Arts Center, stretching across Mohawk Street, and spilling into the adjacent parking lot–you won’t want to miss this festival! Buffalo BookFest special event highlights: Steamroller printmaking all day – Heavy Metal meets Big Wood! Artists from near…

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September 2019

Opening Reception – Banning Books: Understanding without Reading

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Gadzook Studio Cleanup Day

September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot.

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Visual Mindfulness: Intuitive Meditation for the Senses

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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MEDITATION SATURDAYS Visual Mindfulness: Intuitive Meditation for the Senses The Book Arts Center's Saturday Meditation Visual Mindfulness Series seeks to immerse participants in a deep exploration of the work on view in our Gallery through meditation and discussion. There are many ways to enter into meditation other than traditional Buddhist-based practices. In this workshop we will gather in a few mediations techniques to explore - each one will invite us to use our senses whether it be listening, looking, movement, or stillness.Each…

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Gadzook Studio Cleanup Day

September 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot.Fill out my LGL form!

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Matthew Peter Nagowski | Artist Lecture and Processing Code Demonstration

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Instructor: Matthew Peter Nagowski Explore the art of coding with exhibiting artist Matthew Peter Nagowski. Participants in the workshop will learn about the artists' process, with an opportunity to experience his code in action! Nagowski's exhibition Banning Books: Understanding without Reading presents frequently banned or challenged books through textual analysis and data abstractions of their content. Using the computer programming language Processing, Nagowski analyzes and visualizes selected content from these books in a way that allows the viewer to understand key ideas without reading…

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October 2019

Opening Reception: The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent: A Ten Year Study

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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An Exhibition by Caitlin Cass Opening Reception Friday, OCTOBER 4, 2019 / 5-9PM on view OCTOBER 4 - NOVEMBER 9, 2019  The Western New York Book Arts Center presents an exhibition by WNY artist Caitlin Cass on view October 4 – November 9, 2019. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held Friday, October 4th from 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.   "I started the Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent in…

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Caitlin Cass Artist Talk and Round Table Discussion: Synchronicity, Fear and Wonder

October 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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After ten years of making the Postal Constituent, Caitlin Cass has no formula for making comics. She will discuss examples of her process, but will not pretend to understand it. She will examine moments of synchronicity, fear and wonder that keep her interested and share some of the questions that have arisen through this work. Can intuition be taught? Why are we afraid to reason about our intuition? How do you understand your own creative process? Come to discuss and…

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Shop Talk, Vol. 2 & Studio Clean Up

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Shop Talk is a series of special Gadzooks! events where Kate MacNeil, Studio Manager & Curator at Book Arts, shares in-depth knowledge about various printmaking equipment and techniques with a focus on the maintenance and preservation of presses.Fill out my LGL form!

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Gadzook Studio Cleanup Day

October 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot. Fill out my LGL form!

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Visual Mindfulness: Intuitive Meditation for the Senses

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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This month's meditation theme: "Developing Our Intuition" In our Book Arts Gallery Visual Mindfulness series, participants explore the artwork on view by gathering in a few mediations techniques led by artist & educator Kate Stapleton Parzych. 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. Offered in response to Caitlin Cass'…

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November 2019

Acting Right: Drama as Classroom Management Strategy | Chautauqua Institution Professional Development Series

November 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States

A professional development opportunity for artists, educators, and teaching artists working with students of all ages. Hosted by the WNY Book Arts Center FREE! In partnership with Young Audiences of WNY's Arts Partners for Learning, the Chautauqua Institution, and the Kennedy Center, Book Arts is proud to host this professional development opportunity for local artists and educators.  "Sean Layne has taken the foundational elements of acting such as concentration, cooperation and collaboration, and created a structured process that can be…

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Gadzooks! Holiday Clean Up Dates

November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot. First time here? Please make sure you register as a Gadzook here!

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Gadzooks! Holiday Clean UP Dates

November 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot. First time here? Please make sure you register as a Gadzook here!Fill out my LGL form!

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5th Annual Liquor & Letterpress

November 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Toast to Type with us! Book Arts' premiere fundraising event.

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Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Development Labs

November 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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The Fundamentals of Teaching Artistry November 17–19, 2019 9:00am–4:30pm Hosted by the Just Buffalo Literary Center & WNY Book Arts Center 468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203 FREE! Join artists who work in education and community settings in the Buffalo area for three days this November to deepen your teaching artist practice. The Lab will be co-led by Lincoln Center Education and local Buffalo Teaching Artists. Back for the second year in a row, Book Arts is proud to again…

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Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Development Labs

November 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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The Fundamentals of Teaching Artistry Expand your understanding. Join a community. Hone your teaching artist skills with Lincoln Center and Buffalo Teaching Artists.   November 17–19, 2019 9:00am–4:30pmHosted by the Just Buffalo Literary Center & WNY Book Arts Center468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203FREE! Join artists who work in education and community settings in the Buffalo area for three days this November to deepen your teaching artist practice. The Lab will be co-led by Lincoln Center Education and local Buffalo…

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Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Development Labs

November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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The Fundamentals of Teaching Artistry Expand your understanding. Join a community. Hone your teaching artist skills with Lincoln Center and Buffalo Teaching Artists.   November 17–19, 2019 9:00am–4:30pmHosted by the Just Buffalo Literary Center & WNY Book Arts Center468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203FREE! Join artists who work in education and community settings in the Buffalo area for three days this November to deepen your teaching artist practice. The Lab will be co-led by Lincoln Center Education and local Buffalo…

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Bookmaking: Because of Lynne….

November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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In this workshop, participants will create a variety of book structures and explore ways to turn these structures into unique artists’ books. Inspiration and ideas discussed are inspired from Lynne McElhaney’s design classes and book workshops. Examples of Lynne’s book models and past student’s work will be shared for inspiration.    This workshop will be led by teaching artist Diane Bond, and hosted in conjunction with the exhibition "Books and Beyond: Celebrating the Creative Life and Work of Lynne McElhaney." Diane is curator…

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December 2019

Gadzooks! Holiday Clean UP Dates

December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Help us clean and sort type, leading, spacing, and organize the shop! Please attend for a minimum of 1 hour during the scheduled time slot. First time here? Please make sure you register as a Gadzook here!Fill out my LGL form!

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Handmade Paper Pointsettia Plant

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Create your very own Lia Griffith Crepe Paper Pontsettia Plant in a pot to decorate your home! Learn to make the pontsettia flowers and leaves and basics of arranging flowers in a pot.  Students will leave with a finished plant in a lovely pot for display.Fill out my LGL form!

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Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

December 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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12 Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace friday, december 13 • 4-8pm / saturday, december 14 • 11am-5pm The Book Arts' Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace is a vendor market just in the nick of time for this upcoming gift-giving season. A collection of 40+ artists and makers take over both floors of the Book Arts Center, showcasing unique, quality handmade goods from housewares, knitwear, and jewelry to hand-printed greeting cards & posters. Vendors include: Hazel Street Press, Rose and…

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Letterpress Holiday Card Mini-Workshop

December 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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DURING THE LAST MINUTE PANIC HOLIDAY SALE ONLY! Friday, December 13th, 4-8pmSaturday, December 14th, 11am-5pm Send a truly unique holiday greeting this season! Create custom hand-printed holiday cards on a press from the 1930s or 50s with the help of our expert printers in the Book Arts studio. Choose from two designs, and handset your custom greeting with a curated collection of vintage type.  YOU do the printing! $25 gets you 10 custom 5"x7" folded cards, with envelopes. It's a steal!…

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Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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12 Annual Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace friday, december 13 • 4-8pm / saturday, december 14 • 11am-5pm The Book Arts' Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace is a vendor market just in the nick of time for this upcoming gift-giving season. A collection of 40+ artists and makers take over both floors of the Book Arts Center, showcasing unique, quality handmade goods from housewares, knitwear, and jewelry to hand-printed greeting cards & posters.Interested in becoming a vendor? All handmade wares…

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Letterpress Holiday Card Mini-Workshop

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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DURING THE LAST MINUTE PANIC HOLIDAY SALE ONLY! Friday, December 13th, 4-8pmSaturday, December 14th, 11am-5pm Send a truly unique holiday greeting this season! Create custom hand-printed holiday cards on a press from the 1930s or 50s with the help of our expert printers in the Book Arts studio. Choose from two designs, and handset your custom greeting with a curated collection of vintage type.  YOU do the printing! $25 gets you 10 custom 5"x7" folded cards, with envelopes. It's a steal!…

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Origami Books & Buttons Mini-Workshop

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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DURING THE LAST MINUTE PANIC HOLIDAY SALE! All Day ~ Saturday, December 14th, 11am-5pm Last Minute Panic Kids Corner It's Santa's workshop in the Studio! Drop off your little elf for some creative time while you shop the marketplace! (open to all ages, adults, too!) Activities make great homemade gifts for loved ones & include:    Wearable Art Buttons - Great little gifts to give away! Learn how to create 1" buttons from mini drawings to wearable works of art!Origami Books - Using simple…

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January 2020

Kozo Kontinued Opening Reception

January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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The Western New York Book Arts Center presents an exhibition by WNY artists entitled Kozo Kontinued, on view January 24 - February 29, 2020. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held Friday, January 24 from 6-9pm at 468 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public. Kozo Kontinued is an exhibit by a group of WNY artists and Book Arts members who have spent the past two years experimenting with the Thai…

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Handmade Bullet Journals

January 25, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

Handcrafted Paper Roses

February 1, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Screen Print Basics Workshop

February 11, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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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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Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color | Free Drop-In Artmaking

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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  FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY Drop-In Artmaking for the upcoming exhibition, Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color to be on view at Albright-Knox Northland from May 15–August 16, 2020. Join us for a family-friendly artmaking extravaganza activating all three floors of 468 Washington Street!! A collaborative workshop between The Albright-Knox Northland, WNY Book Arts Center, and Just Buffalo Literary Center. Screen Print on TWO floors of Book Arts Get a little inky with Book Arts and learn how to screen print! Together…

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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

February 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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POSTPONED – “Networks, entangled” an exhibition by Darya Warner Opening Reception

March 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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"Networks, entangled" An exhibition by Darya Warner Opening Reception Friday, March 13, 2020 / 6-9PM  POSTPONED on view March 13 - April 11, 2020 The Western New York Book Arts Center presents an exhibition by WNY artist Darya Warner on view March 13 – April 11, 2020. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held Friday, March 13th from 6-9pm. This event is free and open to the public.  "My projects explore the Biophilia Hypothesis as a crucial…

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Vision Boards Workshop

March 14, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Letterpress Basics Workshop

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part Workshop: participants must attend 3/19 and 3/26
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

March 21, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Letterpress Basics Workshop

March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part Workshop: participants must attend 3/19 and 3/26
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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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

March 31, 2020 @ 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

Printing Industries Alliance Vendor Fair & Industry Mixer

April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Book Arts believes in sharing opportunities & resources with our members in the printing industry. We're happy to host this annual event by our colleagues at PIA, here at Book Arts! Plan now to join the Printing Industries Alliance on April 2nd for the Annual PIA Vendor Fair & Industry Mixer at Book Arts for an evening of fun, food, drink and camaraderie. Companies will showcase their products while networking with members of the Western New York graphic communications industry.…

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12 Annual Edible Book Festival

April 4, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Mushroom Spore Printing | DIY Workshop Download

April 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am - July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Explore the world of mushrooms with bio artist Darya Warner! During this DIY workshop, you will learn about incredible fungi, take a in your own backyard or in the woods to collect specimens, and work directly with local species to produce mushroom spore print artworks. Darya Warner put together an informative step-by-step guide to creating spore prints, with additional resources. The workshop guide is available via free download.  DOWNLOAD DIY WORKSHOP GUIDE HERE To view Darya Warner's stunning exhibition, artist talks…

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Screen Print Basics Workshop

April 14, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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For Families: Origami Kusadama Flowers Workshop

April 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Practice mindfulness while learning how to create beautiful paper flowers–just in time for spring! Participants will learn how to make paper blossoms using an ancient art of folding paper, origami, and specialty paper folding tools. This workshop is geared towards families, though all are welcome to attend, ages 10 and up.  <a href="https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/Gcn0f_ejPu-1NVi8Y_FX5w">Fill out my LGL form!</a>

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Advanced Screen Print Workshop

April 21, 2020 @ 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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May 2020

For Families: Pamphlet Stitch Bookmaking

May 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Come make a custom book with a hand-stitch binding in this simple step-by-step workshop. Choose a unique hand-printed paper for the book cover, and see how easy it is to bind your own journals!  This workshop is geared towards families, though all are welcome to attend, ages 8 and up. Fill out my LGL form!

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Advanced Letterpress Workshop

May 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Two-part workshop: participants must attend 5/7 and 5/14
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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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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POSTPONED For Families: Wearable Art Buttons

May 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Participants will learn how to make customized 1" and 2" buttons using a manual button press. You can create and wear your artwork! Make your own design, create a collaged work of art, or browse through our patterns to help get your creative juices flowing. This workshop is geared towards families, though all are welcome to attend, ages 5 and up. Fill out my LGL form!

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March 2021

Screen Print Basics Class

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Registrants must attend all class dates
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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LEARN & CREATE
IN THE BOOK ARTS STUDIO

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Pop Up Artist Market in the Book Arts Gallery

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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Join us on March 20 for a safe shopping experience in celebration of Women's History Month! 2 Local artists will be selling their wares here in our Gallery! Cry Baby Cross Stitch specializes in lowbrow cross stitch design. Pamela is a self-taught cross stitcher and embroiderer of just three years. Second artist is a surprise 😉 The Book Arts Shop also houses over 90 artist made goods, plus handprinted cards, prints & apparel made right here in our studio! We…

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Screen Print Basics Class

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Registrants must attend all class dates
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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LEARN & CREATE
IN THE BOOK ARTS STUDIO

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April 2021

Funky Fresh Hellos! Letterpress Greeting Card Class

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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*SOLD OUT!* LEARN & CREATE
IN THE BOOK ARTS STUDIO

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May 2021

Letterpress Basics

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Registrants must attend all three class dates
WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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LEARN & CREATE in the
BOOK ARTS STUDIO

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