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 a one-day workshop over the weekend at the KBAC. You will not want to miss seeing his work and the opportunity to learn from one of the best.

Register online or call 269-373-4938.

Households who donate over $35 receive a year long, 10% discount on enrollment fees and store purchases.

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Gift Certificates are available


Fall Workshops

About Our Instructors


Hanji making workshop web3

Paper: Make Hanji: Korean sheet formation
Guest Instructor: Aimee Lee/ Price $100, Donor Price $90
Saturday, December 2,  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, students will learn the process of making hanji (Korean paper) from raw paper mulberry bark. By working together, students will complete various steps to prepare raw materials for sheet formation in both heullim tteugi and gadum tteugi techniques. Bark considered too tough to make paper will be transformed into bark laHanji making workshop webce for fiber, sculpture, and book applications. This class is ideal for those with papermaking experience who want to learn new methods of forming paper, and for students interested in hanji’s history and folklore. 

Price: $100.00


paperfusionwebPaper: Paper Fusion: Combine and Texture Paper with Joomchi
Guest Instructor: Aimee Lee/ Price $125, Donor Price $112.50 (includes materials fee)
Sunday, December 3,  Noon. – 5:00 p.m.

The amazing qualities of hydrogen bonding will be revealed as students use water and elbow grease to texture and fuse handmade papers. Two types of Paper Fusion webhanji (Korean paper) will be provided for experimentation as students learn to manipulate a sheet of paper so that it mimics fabric, and to “felt” paper with joomchi, a Korean technique. Students will also transform paper into paper thread for future fiber applications. 

Price of $125 includes $25 Materials fee


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