Adult Classes

MCBA offers classes for adults on a wide variety of topics and at all skill levels, from total beginner to seasoned practitioner. Supply fees cover workshop materials and consumable studio supplies. Feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity, and get your hands dirty!

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. To view PDFs of our recent newsletters, complete with class listings and certificate information, please visit our Newsletters page.

Register ONLINE using the buttons below, IN PERSON at The Shop at MCBA, or BY PHONE at 612-215-2520. Register early as availability is limited and classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

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Class TitleStart DatePreview
Marbling LabMultiple Dates Available
Edge Decoration for Bindings - CLOSEDSaturday, April 20
Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with LayersThursday, April 25
Paper Marbling: Patterns I (Section B)Saturday, April 27
Clamshell Box - FULLSaturday, April 27
Introduction to Design: Color and CompositionSaturday, April 27
Extreme MarblingSunday, April 28
Dirty Works: Letterpress PostcardsFriday, May 3
Dirty Works: Origami Tulip GardenFriday, May 3
Dirty Works: Zine Making 101Friday, May 3
Quick and Dirty Letterpress BroadsidesSaturday, May 4
Modern Marbling - FULLSunday, May 5
Letterpress IWednesday, May 8
Origami Boxes for Gift-GivingThursday, May 9
Introduction to ConcertinaThursday, May 16
Cartonnage: Magic BoxSaturday, May 18
Letterpress ISaturday, May 18
Carousel BooksSaturday, June 1
Intensive: Shaping and Making a Mini MemoirMonday, June 3
Letterpress I IntensiveMonday, June 3
Paper Marbling IntensiveMonday, June 3
Introduction to BindingWednesday, June 5
Dirty Works: Origami Super CraneFriday, June 7
Dirty Works: Paper MarblingFriday, June 7
Dirty Works: Screen PrintingFriday, June 7
Polymer Platemaking for LetterpressSaturday, June 8
Your Creative DNA: Artists’ Books and ProcessSaturday, June 8
Intensive: Color, Composition, and the BookMonday, June 10
Letterpress II IntensiveMonday, June 10
Papermaking Intensive: Production PapermakingMonday, June 10
Screen Printed ZinesSaturday, June 15
A Simple Sewn SketchbookThursday, June 20
Introduction to Marbling (Section A)Saturday, June 22
Long Stitch Book with Hardwood SpineSaturday, June 22
Planning Your Independent Book ProjectSaturday, June 22
Paper Marbling: Patterns ISunday, June 23
Dos-à-Dos, Two WaysThursday, June 27
Freedom of the Press: Broadsides and the Hand PressSaturday, June 29
The Potential of Pulp PaintingSaturday, June 29
Digital File Preparation for PlatemakingThursday, July 11
Introduction to Design: Drawing for the TerrifiedThursday, July 11
Drumleaf BindingSunday, July 14
Screen Printing on PaperSunday, July 14
Two Pamphlet Stitch VariationsMonday, July 15
Tab and Fold BookWednesday, July 17
Mini Japanese ScreensSaturday, July 20
Japanese Papermaking and DecorationSaturday, July 20
SuminagashiSaturday, July 20
Paste PapersSaturday, July 27
Screen Printing on FabricSaturday, July 27
Introduction to Western-Style PapermakingSunday, July 28
Dirty Works: Painting on the PressFriday, August 2
Dirty Works: SuminagashiFriday, August 2
Dirty Works: Tunnel BooksFriday, August 2
Movables and Popups in Artists’ BooksSaturday, August 3
Spirited JournalingWednesday, August 7
Beginning Book RepairSaturday, August 10
Papermaking with ClothesSaturday, August 10
Paper Marbling: Special EffectsSaturday, August 17
Introduction to Marbling (Section B)Sunday, August 18
MASTER CLASS: Classic Watercolor MarblingTuesday, October 1
MASTER CLASS: Acrylic Marbling - FULLSunday, October 6
Enhanced Paper Decoration: Paste Paper, Under-painting, Stamping, and MarblingThursday, October 10