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.
To view PDFs of our recent newsletters, complete with class listings and certificate information, please visit our Newsletters page.
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|Class Title||Start Date||Preview|
|Marbling Lab||Multiple Dates Available|
|Make Your Own Bookcloth||Thursday, February 21|
|Fabric Marbling - CLOSED||Saturday, February 23|
|Cartonnage: Art Deco Box||Saturday, February 23|
|Bind Your Own Sketchbooks||Sunday, February 24|
|Dirty Works: Blizzard Book||Friday, March 1|
|Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing||Friday, March 1|
|Dirty Works: Letterpress Printed Exquisite Corpse Poster||Friday, March 1|
|Introduction to Marbling (Section B)||Sunday, March 3|
|Single-Evening Screen Printing: Collaborative Book Project||Wednesday, March 6|
|Advanced Binding II: Full Leather Binding||Thursday, March 7|
|Dimensional Papermaking||Thursday, March 7|
|Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress||Saturday, March 9|
|Sketchbook: Reverse Piano Hinge Binding||Monday, March 11|
|D.I.Y. Bindery Tools||Saturday, March 16|
|The Ornamental Image||Saturday, March 16|
|Content Development for Small, Handmade Books||Monday, March 18|
|Suminagashi - FULL||Saturday, March 23|
|Weekend Introduction to Letterpress - FULL||Saturday, March 23|
|Pointed Pen Calligraphy I||Saturday, March 23|
|Introduction to Book Arts||Saturday, March 30|
|Letterpress II||Thursday, April 4|
|Dirty Works: Paper Marbling||Friday, April 5|
|Dirty Works: Screen Printing||Friday, April 5|
|Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded Books||Friday, April 5|
|Introduction to Coptic Binding ||Saturday, April 13|
|Introduction to Marbling (Section C)||Sunday, April 14|
|Origami: Mini Books and Bookcase||Thursday, April 18|
|Edge Decoration for Bindings||Saturday, April 20|
|Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers||Thursday, April 25|
|Paper Marbling: Patterns I (Section B)||Saturday, April 27|
|Clamshell Box||Saturday, April 27|
|Introduction to Design: Color and Composition||Saturday, April 27|
|Typesetting Off The Grid||Saturday, April 27|
|Extreme Marbling||Sunday, April 28|
|Modern Marbling - FULL||Sunday, May 5|