Join us for our 6th Annual Buffalo BookFest, as we welcome the 3rd Annual Upstate Wayzgoose, a gathering of printers, book artists, and lovers of the craft! WNYBAC's Buffalo BookFest is a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, with free hands-on demos all day, for all ages.
Craft your own hard cover coptic bound journal with a decorative stitch, a variation of the basic coptic stitch. Basic bookbinding knowledge not required-this class is geared towards beginners! Decorative cover papers to choose from will be included with all other supplies.
A drop-in group work hour for bookbinders & crafters, held once a month!
Hardcover Journal Making
Wednesday, June 7th / 6-9pm
Instructor: Janna Willoughby-Lohr
Price: $40 WNYBAC Members and Students, $50 Non-Members
Craft your own hard cover journal in the case-bound codex style with a hard spine. Learn about sewing on linen tapes, creating hard covers and assembly of the finished book. Also, learn the basics of how to add ribbon closures, pen holders and pockets to customize your journal even further. Basic bookbinding knowledge not required. Decorative cover papers to choose from will be included with all other supplies.
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Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC. You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email email@example.com to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430. All workshops will take place at the WNY Book Arts Center and have no prerequisite knowledge required unless otherwise noted. 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.
These books have a unique binding that allows them to be strong (like a case-bound book) but to also lay flat (like a coptic-bound book). They are durable and beautiful, albeit a little tricky to make. Once completed, it's difficult to see how they are constructed which adds to the "secret" part of their name.
Instructor: Janna Willoughby-Lohr
Create a pocket-sized origami & hand-stitched book perfect for tiny poetry, photos, and much more! All levels are welcome, especially beginners.
All supplies will be included in materials fee. Cost: $40 ($30 Members) + $10 Materials
Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC. You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.
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Spring Fine Arts Festival 2016
Location: William W. Stuart Forum at Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd. Batavia, NY 14020
Tuesday, March 22nd, the arts will be highlighted at GCC, presented by the GCC Fine and Performing Arts Committee. Join us in the William W. Stuart Forum for numerous workshops demonstrating creative endeavors such as drawing, painting, origami, bookbinding, printmaking, weaving and much more including a carnival style photo booth!
Papercraft Miracles will be returning for the 4th year, doing bookbinding demos and mini-workshops throughout the day!
Free! Available to GCC students and the community.
If you've taken bookbinding workshops and want to begin working on your own self-directed project, or need assistance in finishing a pesky stitch, join us for our brand new BookBinders' Open Studio! WNYBAC members & workshop attendees expressed interest in a community hour for local artists, scrapbookers, bookbinders and the like to get together and create...and here it is! The Open Studio will be monitored by artist and WNYBAC instructor Janna Willoughby-Lohr, who runs her own successful bookmaking business, PaperCraft Miracles. Open Studio will help novice binders develop the skills and confidence to work independently, and also be a support system for more experienced binders. Get advice and tips while working on your own projects. Basic supplies like glue, basic papers, and supplies (awls, bone folders, needles, paper cutters & equipment) are included. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com or call us Tues-Sat 12-6pm at (716) 348-1430. Cost: $25
To sign up click here: http://wnybookarts.org/register/?action=evregister&event_id=171
To learn more about the Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) click here!