Adult Classes

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Feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity, and get your hands dirty!

MCBA offers classes for adults on a wide variety of topics and at all skill levels, from total beginner to seasoned expert. Supply fees cover workshop materials and expendable studio supplies such as solvents, rags, waste disposal, safety supplies and small tools. Sales tax is included in the total.

Adult classes are eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Core Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Book Arts; more information is available on the Certificate Programs page.

Register ONLINE using the buttons below, IN PERSON at The Shop at MCBA, or BY PHONE at 612-215-2520.

Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of any class. Decisions about whether to cancel a class or add a section are typically made one week prior to the start of the class. If online registration for a class is not available, you may call The Shop at 612-215-2520 to inquire about availability or put your name on a waiting list in case of any cancellations. Our complete registration and cancellation policies are available here.

 

Adult Classes


 

Single-Evening Letterpress: Print & Bind a Journal (Section B)

Single-Evening Letterpress: Print & Bind a Journal (Section B)
with Annie Walsh Alvarado
Thursday, March 30; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

Explore the process of making a book by hand — first, letterpress print an image for a book cover, then bind a simple pamphlet-stitched book as a group. Peruse a small selection of book samples and discuss how to learn more.

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee

Registration for this class is now closed.

 

 

Price: $50.00

Date: March 30, 2017

Bradel Binding

Bradel Binding
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, April 1 & 2; 10am-5pm
Binding experience required

Invented in the 19th century by French binder Alexis Bradel, this binding was meant to be a temporary binding. Refined by others, it developed into a permanent binding sturdier than a case binding. It works well with small or large multi-signature books. In this workshop we will make a small paper covered book and a larger book with the signatures rounded, backed, and covered with a three piece cloth case.
Certificate: 14 hours, Category D

$220 ($200 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 3/11/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: April 1, 2017

Pointed Pen Calligraphy II

Pointed Pen Calligraphy II
with Kris MacDonald
Sundays, April 2 and 9; 1-4pm
Pointed Pen Calligraphy I required

This is a continuation of the pointed pen Copperplate class. Here is a chance to review the minuscule letters and spend more time on the majuscules. On the second night, we will gently break the rules and learn how to make the lettering contemporary and fun while writing in color. Bring your tools from Pointed Pen I.
Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $15 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 3/12/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: April 2, 2017

Tab and Fold Book

Tab and Fold Book
with Sue Bjerke
Wednesday, April 5; 6-9pm

The tab and fold structure is a quick and easy non-adhesive binding that uses simple tabs and folds to interlock the cover and pages of a book. This technique is very adaptable and can be used for one-of-a-kind books or editioned artists’ books — a great addition to anyone’s binding repertoire.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 3/15/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: April 5, 2017

Origami: Spring Flowers

Origami: Spring Flowers
with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, April 6; 6-9pm

Bring spring into your home or artwork with origami flowers! Paper flowers are intriguing and beautiful. Learn a variety of flowers models from flat to three-dimensional, traditional to modular.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 3/16/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: April 6, 2017

Introduction to Millimeter Bindings

Introduction to Millimeter Bindings
with Anna Shepard
Thursdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-9pm
Introduction to Binding or equivalent required

Originating in Denmark during WWII, these historic bindings made use of small scraps of leather, exposing just a millimeter of leather past the joint areas and at the board corners. Practice your leather paring skills and create two beautiful sewn bindings, using a decorative paper as the covering material. A step up from a paper case binding, this course is great for those wanting an introduction to leather work.
Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$195 ($175 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 3/16/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: April 6, 2017

Etching with Ultraviolet Light: An Introduction to Solar Plate Printing

Etching with Ultraviolet Light: An Introduction to Solar Plate Printing
with Sam Dahl
Thursdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-9pm

Learn how to turn drawings and photographs into intaglio prints using non-toxic printmaking methods. Instruction will cover techniques for exposing solar plates with UV rays from a light box and from the sun to etch drawings and photographs (or a combination of the two) onto the plates. Then, learn to ink plates and print them on an etching press to make a small edition of prints to exchange with the class.
Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or D

$195 ($175 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 3/16/17

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $155.00

Date: April 6, 2017

Dirty Works: Paste Papers

Dirty Works: Paste Papers
with Anna Shepard
Friday, April 7 ; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by NorthGate Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Paste paper was invented by bookbinders in an effort to find an affordable method for embellishing bindings in-house. Play with color and pattern while creating decorative papers using paste, acrylic paints and several unique tools.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: April 7, 2017

Dirty Works: Origami - Cats and Dogs

Dirty Works: Origami - Cats and Dogs
with Kathleen Sheridan
Friday, April 7 ; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by NorthGate Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Learn some origami basics while folding a variety of cat and dog models to enjoy as they are or incorporate into other book and paper projects.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: April 7, 2017

Boxmaking Made Hard

Boxmaking Made Hard
with Jody Williams
Saturday, April 8; 9:30am-5pm and Sunday, April 9; 12-5pm
Pre-requisite: One recent boxmaking workshop

For participants who have taken an introductory boxmaking class, this is the next step. Construct a complicated box structure from a design by the instructor, using bookboard and decorative papers. Featuring drawers, a door/lid, a window, and compartments, this box can be used to house small objects. The design and construction techniques involved could be applied to other, larger boxes. Precision measurements and board cutting will be covered. Samples and discussion will focus on options for text, images, and objects for the boxes.
Certificate: 12.5 hours, Category B

$200 ($180 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $160, valid through 3/18/17

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $160.00

Date: April 8, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, April 8; 10am-4pm

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, git-gel, nonpareil, and chevron), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts, or decoration.
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 3/18/17

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: April 8, 2017

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress
with Erin Maurelli
Saturdays: April 8 and 15; 10am-4pm
Letterpress I or equivalent required

Turn digital files, line drawings and more into polymer! Learn the use and operation of MCBA’s polymer platemaker, analog and digital negatives creation, options for digital file preparations, and use of plates on the Vandercook press.
Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 ($175 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 3/18/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: April 8, 2017

Dos-à-Dos, Two Ways

Dos-à-Dos, Two Ways
with Sue Bjerke
Wednesday, April 19; 6-9pm

Learn two styles of dos à dos bindings in this workshop: an Asian stab binding with a soft case and a pamphlet with a wrap closure. The dos-à-dos binding (from the French meaning "back-to-back") is a structure in which two separate books are bound together such that the fore-edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other with a shared board between them serving as the back cover of both. This versatile structure offers the possibility of introducing contrasting materials in one book.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 3/29/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: April 19, 2017

Origami Correspondence: Extreme Letter-Folds

Origami Correspondence: Extreme Letter-Folds
with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, April 20; 6-9pm
Some paper folding experience helpful but not required

Learn more ways to fold precious correspondence. These complex letter-folds include a variety of forms — from shapes to animals — that have origins all over the world. Apply what you learn in class to make handwritten notes and bookmarks, or adapt prints into letter-folded book objects!
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 3/30/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: April 20, 2017

Extreme Marbling

Extreme Marbling
with Sally Power
Saturday, April 22; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Focus on building marbling technique by creating patterns. Learn patterns that require manipulating the comb in a figure-eight shape as well as patterns created through use of a bouquet comb. Participants are encouraged to practice “pulling” patterns with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Developing your own patterns will also be discussed. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout.
This workshop builds on techniques learned in Introduction to Marbling and Marbling: Patterns I.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 4/1/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: April 22, 2017

Medium to Message: Single-Sheet Zines in Editions

Medium to Message: Single-Sheet Zines in Editions
with Monica Edwards Larson
Sat-Sun, April 22 & 23; 10am-5pm
Letterpress experience helpful, but not required

Begin by looking at examples of book forms that demonstrate the power of the press and how books throughout history disseminated information. Learn basic techniques for folding variations of single-sheet book forms, ranging from traditional codex to sculptural book objects such as pop-outs, pocket books, and dos à dos. Then, create a final project of your own design in which you choose a single-sheet structure that relates to your content. In addition, the class will use Vandercook presses to create multiple copies of your book to distribute.
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C

$220 ($200 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/1/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: April 22, 2017

Quilt & Bead Embellished Coptic Stitch

Quilt & Bead Embellished Coptic Stitch
with Georgia A. Greeley
Sunday, April 23; 10am-5pm
All skill levels welcome

Learn the two-needle Coptic stitch binding with a few flourishes! Learn how to prep cloth and techniques for hand-quilting and cloth beading. Instruction will cover basic book binding methods including how to attach the prepared cloth to book board and the Coptic stitch to create a book to be given as a gift or for personal use.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category D

$110 ($100 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 4/2/17

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Price: $90.00

Date: April 23, 2017

Japanese Papermaking

Japanese Papermaking
with Bridget O’Malley
Sat-Sun, April 29 & 30; 10am-5pm

Learn the tools and techniques of Japanese papermaking. Participants will learn fiber preparation including cooking, cleaning and hand beating. Sheet formation, pressing, and drying techniques will also be covered. Finished papers can range from strong yet nearly translucent sheets to papers with decorative layers and inclusions, with sizes ranging from 5 x 7 inches to 5 by 7 feet!

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A; fulfills Core papermaking requirement

$220 ($200 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/8/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: April 29, 2017

Weekend Introduction to Letterpress (Section B)

Weekend Introduction to Letterpress (Section B)
with Jason Yoh
Sat-Sun, April 29 & 30; 10am-6pm

Jump start your letterpress printing with this weekend intensive! This workshop is perfect for those who want to try letterpress but don’t have time for the six-week course or for rusty letterpress printers in need of a refresher. Learn the fundamentals of paper, ink and design. Then hand set type, carve a simple linoleum cut, and print a small edition of broadside prints on MCBA’s Vandercook presses.

Certificate: 16 hours, Category A; fulfills Core letterpress requirement

$250 ($225 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 4/8/17

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Price: $200.00

Date: April 29, 2017

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
with Julie Baugnet and Morgan Grayce Willow
Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24; 6-9pm

Chapbooks became popular in the early 19th century. Simply put, they are small booklets of poems, sometimes containing a theme. In this Loft/MCBA collaborative class, we'll write and design our own chapbook.

During the first 2 class sessions we'll explore short form poems such as haiku, tanka, and cinquain and then we'll begin to draft our own. There will be time for feedback and revision, as well as sequence planning for a small poetry collection.

During the final two class meetings we'll learn about book design, organization of pages, structure, and binding, using MCBA studio equipment to bind chapbooks containing the poems created (or revised) during the first two class meetings. Students' individual sequence of poems will become a physical object, digitally printed in a small edition.

(All skill levels welcome, but you'll need to be somewhat proficient in Microsoft Word, Pages, or Adobe InDesign; no experience necessary in book making.)

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

Resister for this class through The Loft's website.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2017

Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers

Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7; 6-9pm
Screen printing experience required

This project-driven course will focus on the methods, techniques, and procedures employed in screen printing an edition of prints with multiple layers. Gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing, including registration methods and techniques, creating analog and digital color separations and artwork for films, mixing inks, printing effectively, and planning for successful screen prints with all of the above. Each participant will create at least one edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Participants will also have the option to make simple prints on apparel.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category C

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 4/12/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: May 3, 2017

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book
with Annie Walsh Alvarado
Friday, May 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Dangerous Man Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience letterpress printing on a Vandercook press! Print a single-sheet book in two colors, then learn how to cut and fold the simple book by hand.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Dirty Works: Petal Fold Books

Dirty Works: Petal Fold Books
with Jill Weese
Friday, May 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Dangerous Man Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience the playfulness and versatility of petal fold books. Make two basic book formats, then explore design possibilities with a variety of colored papers, folding techniques, cutting, and gluing.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Cutting Equipment Training 5/09/17

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, May 9; 6-7pm

If you aren't already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: May 9, 2017

Introduction to Binding

Introduction to Binding
with Jana Pullman
Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

Learn several binding styles and basic skills, plus important fundamentals of materials, equipment and techniques. Make an accordion with a pamphlet stitch, a long-stitch binding, and a multi-signature case binding. Simple tools and methods will be used and discussed so each student can continue working at home.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A; fulfills bookbinding requirement

$195 ($175 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 4/20/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Origami: Butterflies

Origami: Butterflies
with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, May 11; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

Butterflies are known for their flitting movement and delicate beauty. Paper origami butterflies share these traits. Learn to fold a few different origami butterflies to decorate your home, a letter, or to incorporate into your artwork.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 4/20/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers) 5/13/17

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers)
Saturday, May 13; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Participants must register at least two days in advance.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 13, 2017

Long Stitch Book with Hardwood Spine

Long Stitch Book with Hardwood Spine
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, May 13, 9am-5pm
All skill levels welcome

Add something new to your long-stitch repertoire: a drilled wooden spine. Use hardwoods from Africa and South America in a rainbow of colors: canarywood, rosewood, bloodwood, and purpleheart are among the possibilities. Cover weight papers will be selected to complement your wood spine, which will be drilled in class from a template. Long-stitch sewing through the wood spine will result in stunning contrasts. Optional embellishment of top-stitching on the book covers will be discussed and demonstrated. The final book will be a chunky 7 x 6 inches (approximately), great for sketching or journals.*

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 4/22/17

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Price: $100.00

Date: May 13, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, May 14; 10am-4pm
Great for beginners

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 4/23/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: May 14, 2017

Letterpress I

Letterpress I
with Erin Maurelli
Thursdays: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

This introductory workshop offers you a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Essential for any beginning printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, image-making techniques, and edition printing. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses. This class is a prerequisite for Letterpress II.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 4/27/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Medium to Message: Telling Stories with Paper

Medium to Message: Telling Stories with Paper
with Jeff Rathermel
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Workshop focus is placed on the hand papermaking process to create high quality papers from recycled materials. Learn to incorporate meaning and content into paper by adding inclusions in the sheet forming process and through laminating techniques. Create a final project of your own design inspired by found paper objects in the Mill District neighborhood. These finished pieces will dry on the windows of the studio and will be viewable from Washington Avenue, adding an additional layer of engagement.
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C

$220 ($200 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Visual Journaling and Mixed Media

Visual Journaling and Mixed Media
with TJ Goerlitz
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Practice visual journaling and explore a variety of mixed media: paint, ink washes, colored pencils, markers, pens, custom-cut stencils, and more. Learn skills to face blank pages and challenge yourself to develop expressive content. Discussion will cover various types of journals and methods for designing and planning content for your pages. Bring at least two journals (commercial or handmade) to work on simultaneously. Leave with a handful of prompts to keep you working long after the workshop ends. Dress for mess.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category D

$220 ($200 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Printing on the Platen Press

Printing on the Platen Press
with Jason Yoh
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-4pm

Whether you own your own "clam shell" or have never seen a press, this popular class is a good introduction to letterpress printing. Set metal type by hand, learn to lock it into a chase, and letterpress print editions of your own design. This comprehensive workshop will offer the chance for participants to use both our foot-operated treadle platen press and our tabletop presses. Also open to those who want to bring their own tabletop press!

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, June 2; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Gelli Plate printing is a playful approach to printmaking. This direct printing technique uses a gelatin substrate for printing by hand; no presses! Create beautifully textured images using acrylic paint and stencils. So much fun, it’s addictive.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling
with Suzanne Hughes
Friday, June 2; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Explore paper marbling – try your hand at “throwing” color and building patterns that you can use to decorate cards, journals or other papercrafts.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Register

Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Cartonnage: Hexagon Stack Box

Cartonnage: Hexagon Stack Box
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, June 3; 9am-5pm

Learn the essential elements of cartonnage, a French tradition of covering small containers with decorative materials, including basics of design and construction, use of various book boards, how to plan coverings, and measuring and cutting components by hand. Construct a tall six-sided box with a fitted lid closure and a side-hinge that, when opened, reveals stacked trays of the same shape.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 5/13/17

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Price: $100.00

Date: June 3, 2017

Letterpress I Intensive

Letterpress I Intensive
with Bill Myers
Mon-Fri, June 5-9; 10am-3pm
Great for beginners

This introductory intensive offers a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Students will start with printing a collaborative project, and then design and print an edition of broadsides with text and a simple image of their choosing. Through the course of their projects, participants will learn the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, and a variety of printmaking techniques, focusing on creation of a beautiful edition of broadsides (prints), expertly printed. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses, this class is a prerequisite for Letterpress II.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/15/17

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 5, 2017

Bookbinding Intensive

Bookbinding Intensive
with Jody Williams
Mon-Fri, June 5-9; 10am-3pm
Some bookbinding experience helpful but not required

This week-long flurry of bookmaking will feature both paperback and hardcover blank books, assembled using a variety of folded and sewn binding styles: accordion and concertina books, Japanese "stab" binding and single- and multi-section stitches. Simple pamphlet bindings will provide a review of basic skills for measuring, folding, sewing, and gluing, followed by more challenging applications of those skills. Choosing and preparing materials, and finding suppliers will also be addressed. Extensive samples and discussion will provide ideas for images and objects that can be incorporated into artists' books, exploring appropriate structures for specific content, and methods for including text and image on the page.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category B, C or D

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/15/17

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 5, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, June 10; 10am-4pm
Great for beginners

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 5/20/17

Register

Price: $75.00

Date: June 10, 2017

Cutting Equipment Training 6/13/17

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, June 13; 6-7pm

If you aren't already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: June 13, 2017

Origami: Solstice Wreath

Origami: Solstice Wreath
with Kathleen Sheridan
Wednesday, June 14; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

Celebrate the summer solstice by folding an origami wreath in the shape and color of the sun. This origami modular is made up of sixteen individually folded pieces which are joined together without adhesive to make a circular wreath or mandala. Make multiple versions of different sizes, adapting the theme by experimenting with color selection.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 5/24/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: June 14, 2017

Introduction to Concertina

Introduction to Concertina
with Sue Bjerke
Thursday, June 15; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

The concertina or accordion is the simplest of book forms, but has numerous variations and applications. This class will focus on several concertina book structures: hardcover triangle, hardcover non-adhesive, wrap-around cover with closure, and the single-sheet surprise format. Other variations of versatile concertina possibilities will be discussed as time allows.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D

$55 ($50 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 5/25/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: June 15, 2017

Low-Tech Letterpress

Low-Tech Letterpress
with Sara R. Parr
Saturday, June 17; 10am-5pm
Letterpress I (or equivalent) required

No polymer? No problem! Try out some alternative techniques for image making on the Vandercook that don’t break the bank. Using common, cost-effective materials, students will experiment with pressure printing and collagraph to create a sample portfolio of prints to take home. Focus will be on layering materials to create a range of light and dark tones and texture. Discussion will include dos and don’ts on the Vandercook and tips for editioning.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category B

$110 ($100 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 5/27/17

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Price: $90.00

Date: June 17, 2017

Little Boxes

Little Boxes
with Jody Williams
Saturday, June 17; 9:30am-5pm & Sunday, June 18; 12-5pm
Great for beginners

Get beyond cute and create small, well-crafted containers to put those tiny things in order. Adapting materials and processes for working small has been the focus of the instructor’s own work for many years. These intricate skills, along with traditional boxmaking techniques, will be used to make four different little boxes out of bookbinders’ board and paper: a cube with a detachable lid, a cigar-style box with a hinged lid, a double match box, and a portfolio box. This course covers material selection, precise measurement, and preparation, as well as ideas for tiny things to put in boxes.

Certificate: 12.5 hours, Category A

$200 ($180 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $160, valid through 5/27/17

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Price: $160.00

Date: June 17, 2017

Handmade Paper in Three-Dimensions

Handmade Paper in Three-Dimensions
with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
Saturdays: June 17 & 24; 10am-4pm
All skill levels welcome

This class explores simple yet elegant methods of manipulating paper into three dimensional forms. With the assistance of prefabricated molds and handmade armatures, students produce traditional and non-traditional vessel forms. Low shrinkage fibers are used in conjunction with the following techniques: laminating, pulp pouring, pulp casting. Surfacing and finishing methods are addressed as well. These techniques can be applied to other sculptural forms.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or C

$195 ($175 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 5/27/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: June 17, 2017

Letterpress II Intensive

Letterpress II Intensive
with CB Sherlock
Mon-Fri, June 19-23; 10am-3pm
Letterpress I (or equivalent) required

Become proficient on the Vandercook press while creating one collaborative class project and one self-directed project. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, mixing custom ink colors, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing a small book.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category B

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/29/17

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 19, 2017

Paper Marbling Intensive

Paper Marbling Intensive
with Sue Bjerke, Heather RJ Fletcher, and Sally Power
Mon-Fri, June 19-23; 9am-3pm
All skill levels welcome

In this week-long paper marbling workshop, learn to use a range of marbling tools to create traditional and contemporary patterns. Class discussions include the science of marbling, critiques, troubleshooting, marbling on other materials and tool building. This workshop offers in-depth, extended periods of practice to develop your technique, color palettes, and cultivate your marbling style with guidance from seasoned practitioners. Novice and experienced marblers will benefit from the dynamic team of instructors and the opportunity to marble five days in a row.

Certificate: 30 hours; Category A or B

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/29/17

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 19, 2017

Medium to Message: Printing Simple Books Without a Press

Medium to Message: Printing Simple Books Without a Press
with Regula Russelle
Sat-Sun, June 24 & 25; 10am-4pm

Experience the exciting scope of contemporary book arts as an agent of communication. This workshop will focus on exploring various ways to have a public voice through your work using simple folded book structures and relief printing by hand. The techniques taught in class are designed to allow participants to make similar work later on a kitchen table or a desk and with a photocopier or an inkjet printer.

*Please note: there was an error in the print version of this description. The above description is accurate.
Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or C

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 6/3/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: June 24, 2017

Single-Evening Screen Printing

Single-Evening Screen Printing
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesday, June 28; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

Learn the basics of screen printing through a combination of demos and hands-on experimentation. Create a collaborative project and hand-pull your own unique prints on paper and t-shirts!

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee (no early bird; not eligible for certificate credit)

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Price: $50.00

Date: June 28, 2017

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book
with Jason Yoh
Friday, July 7; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by NorthGate Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience letterpress printing on a Vandercook press! Print a single-sheet book in two colors, then learn how to cut and fold the simple book by hand.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: July 7, 2017

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

Dirty Works: Screen Printing
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Friday, July 7; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by NorthGate Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Learn the basics of screen printing while creating your own unique print on a t-shirt and paper!

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: July 7, 2017

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers) 7/08/17

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers)
Saturday, July 8; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Participants must register at least two days in advance.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: July 8, 2017

Vade Mecum: The Constant Companion

Vade Mecum: The Constant Companion
with Jana Pullman
Saturday, July 15; 10am-5pm

A vade mecum, or take-me-along, is a book meant to be carried by the owner. Originating in the middle ages, it has come to mean any manual or handbook of instruction that provides vital information to the person who carries it. In this workshop, we will each make a vade mecum in the style of a stab-bound girdle book with pages that unfold to show the full page size.This structure works well with images or large amounts of text and has many possibilities for artists working with the book form.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category D

$110 ($100 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 6/24/17

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Price: $90.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Focused Skill Building in Paper Marbling

Focused Skill Building in Paper Marbling
with Sally Power
Saturday, July 15; 10am–4pm
Marbling experience required

As marbling practitioners build skills in their craft, they may have questions or problems they would like to discuss with an experienced marbler. In addition, their unique style and color palette can lead to new questions about mixing paints and other techniques. The focus of this workshop is to provide one-on-one support to make students’ marbling experience more successful.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 6/24/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Making and Printing with Rubber Stamps

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Making and Printing with Rubber Stamps
with Stephen Fowler
Sat-Sun, July 15 & 16; 10am-5pm

Over the course of this two-day workshop you will explore the creative potential of rubber stamp printing. We will carve rubber stamps from erasers, make single-color and multi-color stamp prints, and have exclusive access to MCBA’s S. Helmes and W. Gaglione Rubber Stamp Archive to use as inspiration or/and integrate with your own print impressions. There will be time to bind the group’s work in a limited edition pamphlet book.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B

$250 ($225 members) + $55 supply fee

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Price: $225.00

Date: July 15, 2017

Cutting Equipment Training 7/18/17

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, July 18; 6-7pm

If you aren't already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: July 18, 2017

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Papermaking in the Islamic World

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Papermaking in the Islamic World
with Radha Pandey
Thurs-Fri, July 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Learn about papermaking in the Islamic world and its role in the history of paper. Instruction will cover fiber preparation and techniques specific to Islamic-world papermaking. Sheet formation and production will be the focus of the first day. On the second day, simple surface finishing techniques such as brush dyeing, sizing, and burnishing will be shown and applied to the finished sheets. Participants will leave with a sampling of the various techniques on their own Islamic-world papers.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B

$250 ($225 members) + $55 supply fee

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Price: $225.00

Date: July 20, 2017

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Innovative Books from Head to Tail: Ideas – Content – Making

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Innovative Books from Head to Tail: Ideas – Content – Making
with Angie Butler
Thurs-Fri, July 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

The process of producing an artist’s book, from shaping the initial idea to crafting a finished product, can be a challenging prospect for any maker or creative practitioner. Learn strategies for content development and planning book arts projects by exploring a variety of artists’ books and printed matter. Demonstrations and hands-on experimentation with materials and processes will inspire the creation of both individual and collaborative mini-projects. Participants will leave with new books, prints, skills, and approaches to apply to their own book making practice.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B

$250 ($225 members) + $55 supply fee

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Price: $225.00

Date: July 20, 2017

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Approachable Metalworking for Book Artists

Pre-Biennial Workshop: Approachable Metalworking for Book Artists
with Shanna Leino
Thurs-Fri, July 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Experiment with metalworking on books by using simple methods and tools to produce a number of brass closures and embellishments based on historic examples (or your own free-wheeling experimentation!). Fashion clasps, bosses, corner protectors, and windows for labels and learn how to affix these pieces to a simple, wooden board binding that will be made in class. Instruction will cover low-tech surface decoration, texturing, as well as how to saw, file, form, and bend metal. Participants will leave with basic knowledge and skill to do simple metalworking that they can continue to explore and practice after the class.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B

$250 ($225 members) + $55 supply fee

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Price: $225.00

Date: July 20, 2017

Polymer Photogravure

Polymer Photogravure
with Claudia Danielson
Wednesdays: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6-9pm

Experience the somewhat challenging but highly satisfying process of polymer photogravure in this introductory workshop. Learn how to create digital positives, etch plates with a UV exposure unit, and print images using an etching press. Instruction will cover the basics of image selection and criteria for choosing paper. Materials will be provided for each student to complete the class with a small edition of prints. Photoshop, photography, and printmaking experience is helpful but not required.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category B or D

$290 ($260 members) + $75 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 7/5/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: July 26, 2017

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking
with Sarita Zaleha
Wednesdays: July 26, August 2, 9, 16; 6-9pm

Learn the tools, terminology, and procedures of Western-style papermaking as we process cotton and abaca fibers in the Hollander beaters, use moulds and deckles to form sheets, and explore 2-3 traditional drying techniques. Then, we'll up the ante by adding pigments, inclusions, and/or sizing. Focus will be on consistent sheet formation, and on a solid grounding in materials and technique.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A or D; fulfills Core papermaking requirement

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 7/5/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: July 26, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, July 29; 10am-4pm
Great for beginners

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 7/8/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes
with Sam Hoolihan
Sat-Sun, July 29 & 30; 10am-4pm

Explore one of the first photographic processes -- the cyanotype! The cyanotype produces beautiful blue images and doesn’t require a darkroom or enlarger, just sunlight and water. Learn how to make digital photo-negatives, coat various papers for printing, and use the sun and UV exposure unit to expose images. Explore toner baths that will completely change the coloration of the blue prints in amazing ways. Participants will take home their new collection of cyanotypes and information to continue to build their skills in the process.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$195 ($175 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 7/8/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Beginning Book Repair

Beginning Book Repair
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, July 29 & 30; 10am-5pm
Intro to Binding (or equivalent) recommended

Where do you to start with your collection of books that need some repair? With this course we will begin with the basics. Learning about the materials and adhesives used in repair and some simple techniques such as cleaning paper and cloth, tear mends, end sheet repair and replacement, reattaching loose or torn out pages and repairs to corner and spines. Students will learn minor repairs and recognize their limits. Bring three books in need of repair to the first class (no leather).

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A or B

$220 ($200 members) + $30 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 7/8/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Softcover Journal with Brightly-Hued Tapes

Softcover Journal with Brightly-Hued Tapes
with Sue Bjerke
Thursday, August 3; 6–9pm

This softcover journal is sewn on colorful linen tapes that are woven through the cover, both securing the book block and creating a colorful binding element. There are many options for lacing the tapes into a heavy paper cover to make different designs. This is a fun and versatile option to add to your binding repertoire. The finished journal will be approximately 4 ½ x 6 inches and and makes a unique gift.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or D

$55 ($50 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 7/13/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: August 3, 2017

Calligraphy: Gothic Black Letter

Calligraphy: Gothic Black Letter
with Kris MacDonald
Thursdays: August 3, 10, 17; 6-9pm

Gothic black letter calligraphy looks impressively difficult, and is surprisingly one of the easier hands to learn. Using broad-edged dip pens and walnut ink, you will learn both the minuscule and majuscule letters (lower and upper case). We will explore some different visual weights possible by manipulating pen scale on blocks of text writing, and will look at the work of some contemporary gothic lettering artists.

Certificate: 9 hours, Category D

$145 ($130 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $115, valid through 7/13/17

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Price: $115.00

Date: August 3, 2017

Dirty Works: Suminagashi

Dirty Works: Suminagashi
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, August 4; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Suminagashi is a traditional form of paper marbling from Japan. The word Suminagashi literally translates to “floating ink.” Create lovely and unpredictable patterns using this ancient decorative technique.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: August 4, 2017

Dirty Works: Monkiri

Dirty Works: Monkiri
with Sheila Asato
Friday, August 4; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Monkiri, the Japanese art of papercutting, involves cutting and folding paper to create unique, circular designs. Practice this art form with artist Sheila Asato. Learn how to use simple tools and techniques to begin exploring the sculptural dimensions of paper.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: August 4, 2017

Introduction to Design: Drawing for the Terrified!

Introduction to Design: Drawing for the Terrified!
with Sheila Asato
Sat-Sun, August 5 & 6; 10am-4pm

This class is for anyone who has ever wanted to draw but has been afraid to start! Through a series of fun exercises, you will explore the fundamentals of drawing while learning to see the world in a whole new way. It’s never too late to begin!

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A; fulfills Core design requirement

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 7/15/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: August 5, 2017

Cutting Equipment Training 8/08/17

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, August 8; 6-7pm

If you aren't already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: August 8, 2017

Origami: Kinetic Crane

Origami: Kinetic Crane
with Kathleen Sheridan
Wednesday, August 9; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

Learn to fold an origami crane or a variation of this traditional structure and make it into a small kinetic piece of art. Use it to decorate your desk, give as as gift, or incorporate into other artwork.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 7/19/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: August 9, 2017

Paper Marbling: Patterns I

Paper Marbling: Patterns I
with Sally Power
Saturday, August 12; 10am-4pm
Introduction to Marbling or equivalent required

Patterns are an essential technique of marbling. Designed for those who have experience marbling, this workshop will focus on patterns that build on the get-gel, nonpareil, and chevron patterns. Through instruction and demonstrations, learn how a single traditional marbling pattern is a starting point for multiple variations. Experiment with patterns and begin to build your technique and color palette with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout.
This workshop is a prerequisite for Extreme Marbling.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 7/22/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: August 12, 2017

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress
with Erin Maurelli
Sat-Sun, August 12 & 13; 10am-4pm
Letterpress I or equivalent required

Turn digital files, line drawings and more into polymer! Learn the use and operation of MCBA’s polymer platemaker, analog and digital negatives creation, options for digital file preparations, and use of plates on the Vandercook press.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 ($175 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 7/22/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: August 12, 2017

Introduction to Relief Printing

Introduction to Relief Printing
with Laura Brown
Sat-Sun, August 19 & 20; 10am-5pm

If you are curious about making prints, this is a great place to start learning! This workshop will provide a foundation of printmaking history and technique, giving participants the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in linoleum and woodblock cuts. You'll learn to pull prints on both the Vandercook and etching press, and we'll also go over the ins and outs of hand-printing so that you can continue your printmaking adventures in your home studio. Over the course of the class, each participant will be able to experiment with these skills while developing an edition of images. No printmaking experience necessary.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A

$220 ($200 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 7/29/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Mixed Media Fold-Out Book

Mixed Media Fold-Out Book
with TJ Goerlitz
Saturday, August 19; 10am-4pm

In this single-day workshop, use various folding and cutting techniques to create a customized book with pages that fold out or include pockets. Paint, splatter, and drip your way through exercises designed to help jumpstart your creative content. This class is perfect for individuals who love to make books but struggle to fill the pages with content. Dress for mess.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 7/29/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: August 19, 2017

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book
with Jason Yoh
Friday, September 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Wander North Distillery; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience letterpress printing on a Vandercook press! Print a single-sheet book in two colors, then learn how to cut and fold the simple book by hand.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: September 1, 2017

Dirty Works: Flagbook Poetry

Dirty Works: Flagbook Poetry
with Georgia A. Greeley
Friday, September 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Wander North Distillery; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Create the simple yet dynamic flagbook structure developed by book artist and conservator Hedi Kyle and begin to explore possible content through poetry exercises.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: September 1, 2017

Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded Books

Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded Books
with Anna Shepard
Friday, October 6; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Sociable Cider Werks; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Learn basic materials, tools, and skills involved in the bookbinding process while exploring simple folded and sewn bindings. Experiment with a variety of materials to create soft-cover blank books.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: October 6, 2017

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

Dirty Works: Screen Printing
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Friday, October 6; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Sociable Cider Werks; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Learn the basics of screen printing while creating your own unique print on a t-shirt and paper!

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: October 6, 2017

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, November 3; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Indeed Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Gelli Plate printing is a playful approach to printmaking. This direct printing technique uses a gelatin substrate for printing by hand; no presses! Create beautifully textured images using acrylic paint and stencils. So much fun, it’s addictive.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: November 3, 2017

Dirty Works: Pop-out Books

Dirty Works: Pop-out Books
with Jill Weese
Friday, November 3; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Indeed Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Discover how to transform a single sheet of paper into a three-dimensional sculptural book. Learn basic folding and cutting concepts for a pop-'out' book and then create several samples from different perspectives.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: November 3, 2017

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling
with Suzanne Hughes
Friday, December 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Indeed Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Explore paper marbling – try your hand at “throwing” color and building patterns that you can use to decorate cards, journals or other papercrafts.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: December 1, 2017

Dirty Works: Origami - Stars

Dirty Works: Origami - Stars
with Kathleen Sheridan
Friday, December 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Indeed Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Learn the basics of folding while making a variety of origami stars which can be used as ornaments or strung together to create a garland.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: December 1, 2017