Due to off-site programming and staff vacations the KBAC may not be open as scheduled. Please to call ahead at 269-373-4938 to make sure someone will be in the studio when you arrive. We’d hate to miss you. Thank you for your understanding.

Fall 2017 Class Catalog


Waterlily, Shawn Sheehy

At the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, we love sharing our knowledge of traditional arts like papermaking, printmaking, book binding, creative writing, paper marbling, calligraphy and more. We like to think that our passion is contagious so give something new a try or refresh your own knowledge or come play in one of our open studio sessions. Our small classes can be adapted for beginners or more advanced students.

In October, we’re so excited to welcome back Shawn Sheehy, a Chicago-based paper engineer and pop-up artist.  He will be speaking at WMU on Thursday, October 5, opening his show Bestiaries and Herbiaries: The Pop-Ups of Shawn Sheehy here at the KBAC on Friday, October 6 during Art Hop, and then teaching two one-day workshops over the weekend also here at the KBAC. You will not want to miss seeing his work and the opportunity to learn from one of the best.

Adult Classes


Intern Exhibition


Lauren Gould, Untitled, Copper etching, champlené enamel, 24k gold leaf

KBAC Gallery, August 4 – 30
Opens During Art Hop, August 4, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This exhibit showcases the diversity of work created by past and current interns.


Lauren Gould, “Apotheosis,” relief print

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