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“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”

There is real truth in these words by Walt Disney. This fall the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center is pleased to offer many classes that will interest curious adults and older teens. The schedule introduces several brand new classes like 3D Papermaking, Calligraphy, Introduction to Altered Books and a more advanced bookbinding class called French Link Stitch Journal with Closure.  Of course, we’re not forgetting some of our most popular classes like Papermaking, Coptic Stitch, Paper Marbling and Letterpress. No matter your interests, we’ve got something for you! Don’t forget to use our easy, online registration.

Adult Classes



Image by Crystal Shaulis

Here and Now

KBAC Gallery, August 7-28
Opens During Art Hop, August 7, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


This exhibit showcases the diversity of work created by past and current interns, as well as work by Crystal Shaulis, our intern coordinator.


S. Marie Clay & Kathleen McGookey

With Broadsides by Erica Barajas and Sue Caulfield 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00pm

pip_clay S. Marie Clay is a PhD student at Western Michigan University where she teaches creative writing and currently serves as the head editor of Third Coast and Black Tongue Review. She is the author of Strange Couple from the Land of Dot and Line (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2014) and her work has been featured in Tupelo Quarterly, Juked, Phoebe, Eleven Eleven, Drunken Boat, Columbia Poetry Review, Best of Kore Press, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Apercus Quarterly, Ghost Town Literary Magazine and others.


pip_mcgookeyKathleen McGookey’s work has appeared in journals including The Antioch Review, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Field, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, Ploughshares, The Prose Poem:  An International Journal, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Seneca Review, West Branch, and Willow Springs.  She is the author of Whatever Shines, October Again, and Mended, and the translator of We’ll See, by French prose poet Georges Godeau.  Her book Stay is forthcoming from Press 53 in fall 2015; her book At the Zoo is forthcoming from White Pine Press in spring 2017.  She has received grants from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.  She has taught at Hope College, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Western Michigan University.

October 10th, 7:00 p.m.
November 14th, 7:00 p.m.
March 19th, 7:00 p.m.
April 9th, 7:00 p.m.



Book Arts in Venice and the Italian Journey

KBAC Gallery, September 11–25
Opening reception September 11, 6:00 – 9:00
This exhibition features the work created by Western Michigan University students who traveled to Italy to study book arts in summer of 2015. Support for Book Arts in Venice and the Italian Journey was provided by Frostic School of Art and Haenicke Institute for Global Education.
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