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Open Studio 5/30/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 30; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 30, 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

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

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

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Open Studio: Marbling 6/03/17

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, June 3; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Marbling experience required.
Participants must register at least three days in advance.

$45 ($40 members)

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Price: $40.00

Date: June 3, 2017

Open Studio: Photogravure 6/3/17

Open Studio: Photogravure
Saturday, June 3; 10am-2pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Attendance in Polymer Photogravure required or request approval by contacting Anna Bredeson (abredeson@mnbookarts.org)

$35 ($30 members)

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Price: $30.00

Date: June 3, 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

Open Studio 6/06/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 6; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: June 6, 2017

Paper Beater Training 6/06/17

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 6; 6-7pm
Papermaking experience required

If you aren't already trained to use our paper beaters, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's paper beaters, 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 6, 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

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Price: $75.00

Date: June 10, 2017

Open Studio 6/13/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 13; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: June 13, 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

Five Centers for Art: "MONSTERS, MAGIC, AND FABLES" summer camp

Five Centers for Art: MONSTERS, MAGIC, AND FABLES
Monday-Friday, June 17-21; 9am-3pm
For ages 9 and up

Yes, this camp is not for the faint of heart. Do you have an imagination that runs wild? Are creatures leaping out of your magical mind with fully fleshed out tails? Umm, we mean tales? Or are you someone who can’t get enough of exploring traditional and contemporary fables? If you are, you are going to be a perfect fit for this experience. Bring invisible beings into the visible world through the specific magic of each center found right here in your fair city!

$305 ($285 for current members of any of the participating centers)
Register online through Northern Clay Center or call 612-339-8007.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 17, 2017