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Books of Ancient Civilizations

Books of Ancient Civilizations
Thursday, July 27
9am – 12pm
For teachers of grades 2-12

Even before the invention of paper, the ancient civilization of the world amassed great libraries. Connect literacy, history, and geography by creating ancient book forms with your students. Participants will make four different historical books: an Egyptian scroll, slate book from ancient China, a Mayan Codex from Central America, and an early Christian limp vellum journal using the tacket binding with faux leather cover. Each book represents a different perspective based on the materials each culture had available. All different, all compelling, all surprisingly easy.

$50, $45 members
$10 supply fee

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Price: $45.00

Date: July 27, 2017

Books of Native Americas

Books of Native Americas
Thursday, July 27
1pm-4pm
For teachers of grades K-12

With their strong oral traditions, the Native Cultures of the Americas have also created distinct book-like structures to record important events, mark the passage of time, and hold mnemonic records.  Participants will make several book-like structures exemplary of the Native Cultures of the Americas and explore their use for visual art and documentation.

$50, $45 members
$10 supply fee

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Price: $50.00

Date: July 27, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)

Introduction to Marbling (Section C)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, July 29; 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 7/8/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes
with Sam Hoolihan
Sat-Sun, July 29 & 30; 10am-4pm

Explore one of the first photographic processes -- the cyanotype! The cyanotype produces beautiful blue images and doesn’t require a darkroom or enlarger, just sunlight and water. Learn how to make digital photo-negatives, coat various papers for printing, and use the sun and UV exposure unit to expose images. Explore toner baths that will completely change the coloration of the blue prints in amazing ways. Participants will take home their new collection of cyanotypes and information to continue to build their skills in the process.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$195 ($175 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 7/8/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Beginning Book Repair

Beginning Book Repair
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, July 29 & 30; 10am-5pm
Intro to Binding (or equivalent) recommended

Where do you to start with your collection of books that need some repair? With this course we will begin with the basics. Learning about the materials and adhesives used in repair and some simple techniques such as cleaning paper and cloth, tear mends, end sheet repair and replacement, reattaching loose or torn out pages and repairs to corner and spines. Students will learn minor repairs and recognize their limits. Bring three books in need of repair to the first class (no leather).

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A or B

$220 ($200 members) + $30 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 7/8/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: July 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Culture Camp: "Forests and Deserts and Oceans, Oh my! " summer camp

Culture Camp: Forests and Deserts and Oceans, Oh my!
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4; 9am-3pm
For ages 6-8

Can’t choose between music, theatre, dance, and visual art? Culture Camp is perfect for you! Spend each day of the week working with a professional teaching artist at a different arts organization across Minneapolis: Children's Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MacPhail Center for Music, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School.

Use nature to springboard into creativity. Artistically discover plants, animals, weather, landscapes, and more.

Friends and family are invited to a presentation at each location every day at 2:45pm. Participants must provide their own transportation and lunch. Please note: The two age groups for Culture Camp have different schedules and do not attend the same organization on the same day. Limited scholarships are available; contact kjenkins@childrenstheatre.org for details.

$300 ($275 for current members of any of the participating centers)
Register online through CTC or call 612-874-0400.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 31, 2017

Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic, and Bookmaking (MCBA / Loft combo camp)

Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic, and Bookmaking: An MCBA/Loft Combo Class
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4; 9am-12pm
For students ages 9-11

Explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, the hero, who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, and along the way, encounters menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book created at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This class is perfect for anyone who loves to write, loves magic, and likes bookmaking as well. It is constructed using fairy tale archetypes with ample space for every young writer to express their unique literary vision within the format. Students discover the plot as they go along, and each day of the class they uncover a new turn in the adventure. They create a main character, a hero or heroine, who takes us through the story, using the classic Hero’s Journey as a structure.

$277.50 ($249.75 MCBA or Loft members)
Register online through The Loft Literary Center or call 612-379-8999.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 31, 2017

Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic, and Bookmaking (MCBA / Loft combo camp)

Making a Book with No Pictures: An MCBA/Loft Combo Class
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4; 1pm-4pm
For students ages 9-11

A great class for the reluctant reader or shy writer! “Badoongy faces” familiar with B.J. Novak’s interactive “The Book with No Pictures” know how delightfully it engages young readers by making the narrator say and do things he/she might not otherwise do (like say "badoongy faces"). In this week-long class we’ll explore a range of interactive and traditional picture books to identify and dissect the elements of story. We'll generate ideas and practice storytelling through improv games, and we'll construct our stories through idea mapping, free writing and peer feedback. Finally, we will commit our stories to paper by creating and writing in our very own hand-made books.

$277.50 ($249.75 MCBA or Loft members)
Register online through The Loft Literary Center or call 612-379-8999.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 31, 2017

Culture Camp: "Passport to ArtVenture" summer camp

Culture Camp: Passport to ArtVenture!
Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4; 9am-3pm
For ages 8-11

Can’t choose between music, theatre, dance, and visual art? Culture Camp is perfect for you! Spend each day of the week working with a professional teaching artist at a different arts organization across Minneapolis: Children's Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MacPhail Center for Music, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School.

Explore classic dances, fairy tales, drawings, and sounds from around the world.

Friends and family are invited to a presentation at each location every day at 2:45pm. Participants must provide their own transportation and lunch. Please note: The two age groups for Culture Camp have different schedules and do not attend the same organization on the same day. Limited scholarships are available; contact kjenkins@childrenstheatre.org for details.

$300 ($275 for current members of any of the participating centers)
Register online through CTC or call 612-874-0400.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 31, 2017