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


 

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

Registration for this class is now closed.

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

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $35.00

Date: December 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, December 3; 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, 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 11/12/17

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: December 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Origami: Bascetta Star

Origami: Bascetta Star
with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, December 7; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

Learn this exquisite origami technique created by Italian origami master Paulo Bascetta. Make modular origami pieces, then assemble them (without glue!) to make a beautiful model. This star makes a beautiful tree topper, ornament, or gift. You will learn to make a start approximately 12” in diameter, but many sizes can be made once you learn the folds and assembly process.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 11/16

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Price: $45.00

Date: December 7, 2017

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress
with Erin Maurelli
Sat-Sun, December 9 and 10; 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 11/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: December 9, 2017

Making Simple Paper Lanterns and Vessels

Making Simple Paper Lanterns and Vessels
with Regula Russelle
Saturdays: December 9 & 16; 2-4pm
All skill levels are welcome

Learn the skills to make simple lanterns and vessels with hand-made paper and paper casts. The techniques taught in class are designed to allow participants to continue making work at home or during Tuesday night Open Studio sessions at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Certificate: 4 hours, Category D

$75 ($65 members) + $15 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $55, valid through 11/18

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: December 9, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Holiday Gifts

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Holiday Gifts
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesday, December 13; 6-9pm

Learn the basics of screen printing through a combination of demos and hands-on experimentation. Draw or cut your design and hand-pull your own prints to make one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! Bring your sketches and ideas to class.

Certificate: not eligible for certificate credit

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee
No early registration

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Price: $50.00

Date: December 13, 2017