From Ink to Drink: A Coaster Making WorkshopSunday, May 20th

Coasters are inherently fun and totally utilitarian! Workshop attendees will have a chance to hand set antique type and ornaments to print a set of coasters. We’ll play around in the print shop for a few hours and then head over to nearby Endo Brewing to test those coasters out with an ice cold beer. No letterpress experience required. You don’t need to be into beer to participate in the workshop — the beer part is an added layer of fun. Cheers!

• Time: 10am-1:30pm Book Arts League Print Shop /  2:00pm: Endo Brewing

• Cost: $65

Type Collage Posters For Summer

Saturday, June 9

Come play with wood and metal type and print fun posters celebrating the summer! Participants will learn the basics of traditional hand typesetting and also experiment with arranging type in unusual shapes, as a kind of letter collage.  We’ll be printing our posters on a Vandercook SP-15 repro press, which works well for these techniques.

Join us for a day of creative exploration in the printshop!  Each participant will go home with a few posters that you can show to your family and friends or give away as gifts.

• Time: 10am-5pm
• Location: Book Arts League at Ewing farm in Lafayette. 
• Cost: $90 for Book Arts League members, $100 for non-members.  Materials fee is $10.


Hand-Bound Lego Book!

Saturday, July 14th (Cancelled)

Learn to bind your very own journal with Lego® plate covers. Your cover can be transformed with a new lego® design every day!
Students will learn how to fold pages into signatures, sew signatures on to Lego® cover boards and then decorate their covers with assorted Lego plates for that personal touch! No previous bookbinding experience necessary. Kids welcome!
Time: 1-4pm

Cost: $65 for Book Arts League members, $70 for non-members


BAL Cancellation Policy
Full refund 2 weeks in advance.
No refund after that – unless instructor cancels class.
BAL members receive credit for future class within the same calendar year.

Book Arts League Liability Release Form

Our Liability Release Form must be signed and brought to first class. Thanks! Please click to access the pdf.