The Western New York Book Arts Center promotes greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. The Western New York Book Arts Center features a letterpress and screenprinting studio, a gallery, a working museum, and a boutique.
Any two of the following three activities may be combined to offer students an introduction to the Book Arts in a two-hour workshop:
Letterpress Printing: Students will learn the basics of typesetting and have the opportunity to set their own name using vintage materials and print them together on a collaborative poster. This activity is recommended for smaller groups of students, ages 10-18. Another option for larger groups of students is to print a keepsake quote, memento, or text to incorporate into a future project.
Accordion Book Making: Students will learn the basic methods of paper folding and create an accordion book. Methods may vary based on the age/level of the group. This activity is recommended for ages 5-12.
Silkscreen Printing: Students will learn the basics of how silk screening is done, gain an overview of the process in action, and have the opportunity to print a predetermined design on a shirt or poster.
Pricing varies per residency. Please call the APL office for details, (716) 881-0917.