Adult Classes

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 TitleStart DatePreview
Marbling LabMultiple Dates Available
Make Your Own BookclothThursday, February 21
Fabric Marbling - CLOSEDSaturday, February 23
Cartonnage: Art Deco BoxSaturday, February 23
Bind Your Own SketchbooksSunday, February 24
Dirty Works: Blizzard BookFriday, March 1
Dirty Works: Gelli Plate PrintingFriday, March 1
Dirty Works: Letterpress Printed Exquisite Corpse PosterFriday, March 1
Introduction to Marbling (Section B)Sunday, March 3
Single-Evening Screen Printing: Collaborative Book ProjectWednesday, March 6
Advanced Binding II: Full Leather BindingThursday, March 7
Dimensional PapermakingThursday, March 7
Polymer Platemaking for LetterpressSaturday, March 9
Sketchbook: Reverse Piano Hinge BindingMonday, March 11
D.I.Y. Bindery ToolsSaturday, March 16
The Ornamental ImageSaturday, March 16
Content Development for Small, Handmade BooksMonday, March 18
Suminagashi - FULLSaturday, March 23
Weekend Introduction to Letterpress - FULLSaturday, March 23
Pointed Pen Calligraphy ISaturday, March 23
Introduction to Book ArtsSaturday, March 30
Letterpress IIThursday, April 4
Dirty Works: Paper MarblingFriday, April 5
Dirty Works: Screen PrintingFriday, April 5
Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded BooksFriday, April 5
Introduction to Coptic Binding Saturday, April 13
Introduction to Marbling (Section C)Sunday, April 14
Origami: Mini Books and BookcaseThursday, April 18
Edge Decoration for BindingsSaturday, April 20
Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with LayersThursday, April 25
Paper Marbling: Patterns I (Section B)Saturday, April 27
Clamshell BoxSaturday, April 27
Introduction to Design: Color and CompositionSaturday, April 27
Typesetting Off The GridSaturday, April 27
Extreme MarblingSunday, April 28
Modern Marbling - FULLSunday, May 5