Event Registration

Open Studio: Marbling 1/6

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, January 6; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Fee covers use of 16"x20" tanks of carrageenan, alum, brushes, cups, and eyedroppers; supply your own paints and paper. Participants must register at least three days in advance.

$45 ($40 members)

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $40.00

Date: January 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Open Studio: Photogravure 1/6

Open Studio: Photogravure
Saturday, January 6; 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: January 6, 2018

Open Studio 1/9

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, January 9; 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: January 9, 2018

Paper Beater Training 1/9

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, January 9; 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: January 9, 2018

Open Studio: Papermaking 1/13

Open Studio: Papermaking
Saturday, January 13; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Participants must register at least two days in advance. Beater availability is limited.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: January 13, 2018

Open Studio 1/16

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, January 16; 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: January 16, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 1/16

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, January 16; 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: January 16, 2018

Letterpress I

Letterpress I
with Ruby Figueroa
Wednesdays: January 17, 24, February 7, 14, 21, 28; 6-9pm

This introductory workshop offers you a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Essential for any beginning printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, image-making techniques, and edition printing. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses. This class is a prerequisite for Letterpress II.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 12/27/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: January 17, 2018

Introduction to Screen Printing

Introduction to Screen Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Thursdays: January 18, 25, February 8, 15, 22, March 1; 6-9pm

This course will focus on the basics of screen printing, providing students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to explore and experiment on their own. In MCBA's darkroom and screen printing studio, students will learn the basics of design, screen exposure, ink and multi-color printing. Design demos will include hand-drawn images, photocopies, and hand-cut stencils. Printing demos will include registration techniques and successful printing tips for paper, plywood, fabric and apparel. The class will culminate with a group critique of work produced by each during the course as well as a class print exchange.
Certificate: 18 hours, Category A or D

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 12/28/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: January 18, 2018

Magical Kingdom of Book Arts

Magical Kingdom of Book Arts
with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, January 20; 10am–12 noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Rally royalty for Jean Gralley’s Yonderfel’s Castle and then build a pop-up castle book of your own! Make a magic wand-on-a-stick book for your court magician. Fold a dragon book as tall as you to guard the drawbridge. And create a crown-in-your-pocket book to wear at your court occasions.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday and Sunday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/Child pair: $40 ($35 members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $20 ($17.50) + $2.50 supply fee

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Price: $40.00

Date: January 20, 2018

Screen Printing on Fabric

Screen Printing on Fabric
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Saturday, January 20; 10am-4pm
All skill levels welcome

Screen print on fabric using hand-cut stencils, markers, crayons and non-digital darkroom methods. Students will learn the basics of design, screen preparation, ink and multi-color printing for fabric and apparel. Instruction will include one-on-one guidance as students print their own ready to wear pieces.
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 12/30/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: January 20, 2018

Introduction to Binding

Introduction to Binding
with Jana Pullman
Mondays: January 22, 29, February 5, 12; 6-9pm

Learn several binding styles and basic skills, plus important fundamentals of materials, equipment and techniques. Make an accordion with a pamphlet stitch, a long stitch binding, and a multi-signature case binding. Simple tools and methods will be used and discussed so each student can continue working at home.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A; fulfills bookbinding requirement

$195 ($175 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 12/25/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: January 22, 2018

Open Studio 1/23

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, January 23; 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: $35.00

Date: January 23, 2018

The Manuscript Meets the Printed Book

The Manuscript Meets the Printed Book
Manuscripts and the Design of Earliest Printed Books in the 15th and 16th Centuries

with Matthew Heintzelman; Ph. D., HMML Curator
January 25; 7-9 pm

Matthew Heintzelman will discuss how manuscripts gradually assumed innovations in printed books into their own design. Manuscript books were fundamentally changed by the advent of printing and gradually began to emulate the layout of printed books.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 25, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, January 27; 10am-4pm

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 01/06/18

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Price: $75.00

Date: January 27, 2018

Origami Tapestry

Origami Tapestry
with Kathleen Sheridan
Saturday, January 27; 1-4pm

Learn a few basic origami folds and their variations. Practice folding and discover how to create various patterns and shapes by playing with color and the arrangement of folded pieces. After experimenting with these options, learn how to connect your origami pieces to create a unique tapestry.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 12/30/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: January 27, 2018

Open Studio 2/6

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, February 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: February 6, 2018

Paper Beater Training 2/6

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, February 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: February 6, 2018

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
with Julie Baugnet and Morgan Grayce Willow
Wednesdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28; 6-9pm

Chapbooks became popular in the early 19th century. Simply put, they are small booklets of poems, sometimes containing a theme.

In this Loft-MCBA collaborative class, you will both write and design your own chapbook. After enjoying a variety of examples, students will draft and edit 6 to 8 short poems, such as haiku, tanka, cinquain. These will provide content for a chapbook which students will design using either a traditional pamphlet stitch or a Japanese stab binding. Instruction will include sequencing of poems, book design, organization of pages, and binding skills. Each student’s poems will become a physical object, digitally printed in a small edition. Class will meet in MCBA studios and both instructors will be present for all class sessions.

This class is suitable for all skill levels, but students will need to be somewhat proficient in Microsoft Word, Pages, or Adobe InDesign. Co-taught with book artist Julie Baugnet. A materials fee of $10 covers supplies for the class.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

This class takes place at MCBA. Please register through The Loft's website.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 7, 2018

Origami: Valentine Boxes

Origami: Valentine Boxes
with Kathleen Sheridan
Wednesday, February 7; 6-9pm

Participants will learn to fold origami boxes with a Valentine theme. These can be used as decoration, filled with a gift or treat and given to sweethearts or classmates or incorporated into a work of art. A variety of Valentine-themed origami boxes will be made.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 1/17/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: February 7, 2018

SWEET books FOR THE SWEET

SWEET books FOR THE SWEET
with Ellen Ferrari
Sunday, February 11; 1-3pm
For families with children ages 2 and up

Valentines Day at MCBA = sweets and books. Enjoy Pinky’s Sweet Tooth by Michele Malkin and then bind books using REAL sweets! Licorice whip stitch books. Candy stick binding books. Lollipop on a stick books. Snack sized chocolate bar books. And books with candy wrapper covers – after you eat the two candies!

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday and Sunday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/Child pair: $40 ($35 members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $20 ($17.50) + $2.50 supply fee

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Price: $40.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Introduction to Cartonnage

Introduction to Cartonnage
with Sue Bjerke
Sunday, February 11; 9am-5pm

Modern cartonnage grows out of a French tradition of covering containers with decorative materials. Learn the essential elements of cartonnage including design and construction of bookboard containers, planning coverings, and the ins and outs of measuring and cutting components by hand.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category A

$130 ($115 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 1/21/18

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Price: $100.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Japanese Papermaking

Japanese Papermaking
with Bridget O’Malley
Sundays: February 11 & 18; 10am-5pm

Learn the tools and techniques of Japanese papermaking. Participants will learn fiber preparation including cooking, cleaning and hand beating. Sheet formation, pressing, and drying techniques will also be covered. Finished papers can range from strong yet nearly translucent sheets to papers with decorative layers and inclusions, with sizes ranging from 5 x 7 inches to 5 by 7 feet!

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A; fulfills Core papermaking requirement

$220 ($200 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 1/21/18

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Price: $180.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Open Studio 2/13

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, February 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: February 13, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 2/13

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, February 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: February 13, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 2/17

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, February 17; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Fee covers use of 16"x20" tanks of carrageenan, alum, brushes, cups, and eyedroppers; supply your own paints and paper. Participants must register at least three days in advance.

$45 ($40 members)

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $40.00

Date: February 17, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Open Studio: Photogravure 2/17

Open Studio: Photogravure
Saturday, February 17; 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: February 17, 2018

Mixed Media Drum Leaf Book

Mixed Media Drum Leaf Book
with TJ Goerlitz
Saturday, February 17; 10am-5pm

Explore a variety of mixed media while creating a tiny drum leaf book. Paint, splatter and drip your way through each page spread to layer visual content in your book. Bring a short text (your own words, a poem, or song lyrics) as inspiration for your book. Collage materials and print ephemera are also great to bring along. This class is perfect for those who love to make books but struggle to fill the pages. Dress for mess.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$110 ($100 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 1/27/18

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Price: $90.00

Date: February 17, 2018

Extreme Boxmaking

Extreme Boxmaking
with Jody Williams
Mondays: February 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26; 6-9pm

Students in this advanced level boxmaking class will design and construct their own display boxes out of bookbinders’ board, with an emphasis on creating appropriate containers for objects, images, or small books with an overall theme. The first session will feature a slide lecture and samples of artists who have used box structures. Demonstrations and discussion in subsequent classes will address hinging methods, closures, choosing materials for covering boards, and calculating board sizes for drawers, lids or doors, windows, dividers or shelves. Students will prepare their own materials, and then complete their boxes with the assistance of the instructor over the duration of the workshop.
Certificate: 15 hours, Category B or C

$240 ($220 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 1/29/18

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Price: $240.00

Date: February 19, 2018

Open Studio 2/20

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, February 20; 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: February 20, 2018

The Manuscript Meets the Supernatural World

The Manuscript Meets the Supernatural World
How Middle Eastern manuscripts functioned as talismans

with David Calabro; Ph. D., HMML Curator
February 22; 7-9 pm

Many Muslim and Eastern Christian manuscripts bear texts and images that are intended to combat evil influences from the supernatural world. In this presentation, David Calabro (Ph. D., HMML Curator) explores the development of these manuscripts up to the nineteenth century, with emphasis on their enduring place in Middle Eastern society.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 22, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Paper Marbling: Patterns I

Paper Marbling: Patterns I
with Sally Power
Saturday, February 24; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Patterns are an essential technique of marbling. Designed for those who have experience marbling, this workshop will focus on patterns, such as nonpareil, chevron, and their variations. Through instruction and demonstrations, learn how a single traditional marbling pattern is a starting point for multiple variations. Experiment with patterns and begin to build your technique and palette with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout. This workshop is a prerequisite for Patterns II.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 2/3/18

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Price: $75.00

Date: February 24, 2018

Boxmaking Made Easy

Boxmaking Made Easy
with Jody Williams
Saturday, February 24; 9:30am-5pm and Sunday, February 25; 12-5pm
Great for beginners

An intensive weekend workshop that will focus on three types of boxes: a small cube with a fitted lid, a cigar-style box with a hinged lid, and a portfolio box. Participants will explore a variety of papers and methods for decoration with possibilities for more complicated structures.
Certificate: 12.5 hours, Category A

$200 ($180 members) + $50 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $160, valid through 2/3/18

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Price: $160.00

Date: February 24, 2018

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, February 25; 10am-4pm

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 02/04/18

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Price: $75.00

Date: February 25, 2018

Open Studio 2/27

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, February 27; 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: February 27, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 3/3

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

Fee covers use of 16"x20" tanks of carrageenan, alum, brushes, cups, and eyedroppers; supply your own paints and paper. Participants must register at least three days in advance.

$45 ($40 members)

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Price: $40.00

Date: March 3, 2018

Open Studio: Photogravure 3/3

Open Studio: Photogravure
Saturday, March 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: March 3, 2018

16th Century Paperback or Limp Paper Binding

16th Century Paperback or Limp Paper Binding
with Jana Pullman
Saturday, March 3; 9am-5pm
Introduction to Binding or equivalent experience required

With the new technology of printing spreading across Europe in the 16th century there was a need for a new simpler binding style. Sewn-on tawed leather thongs with sewn endbands with a laced-on folded paper cover: this binding filled the need. Using handmade paper students will construct this early paperback. Variations using different materials will be discussed along with the contemporary uses of this binding structure.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 2/10/18

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Price: $100.00

Date: March 3, 2018

Open Studio 3/6

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, March 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: March 6, 2018

Paper Beater Training 3/6

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, March 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: March 6, 2018

Printing Simple Books Without a Press

Printing Simple Books Without a Press
with Regula Russelle
Wednesdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28; 6-9pm

Experience the exciting scope of contemporary book arts as an agent of communication. This workshop will focus on exploring various ways to have a public voice through your work using simple folded book structures and relief printing by hand. The techniques taught in class are designed to allow participants to make similar work later on a kitchen table or a desk and with a photocopier or an inkjet printer. Advanced students are welcome to re-take this class to create more books made by hand or in preparation for letterpress editions.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or C

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 2/14/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Greeting Cards

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Greeting Cards
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesday, March 7; 6-9pm

Learn the basics of screen printing through a combination of demos and hands-on experimentation. Draw or cut your design and hand-pull your own unique prints on greeting cards! Bring your sketches and ideas to class.

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee

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Price: $50.00

Date: March 7, 2018

Open Studio: Papermaking 3/10

Open Studio: Papermaking
Saturday, March 10; 10am-4pm
View the Open Studio descriptions for more details.

Participants must register at least two days in advance. Beater availability is limited.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: March 10, 2018

Fishing Opener

Fishing Opener
with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, March 10; 10am-12pm noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Kevin Sherry’s I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean is our fishing opener. Make a lake with fish stamps and cookie cutters. Create creatures with letters F–I–S–H, E–E–L, etc. Incise a big ocean thing block and print with brayers and barens. Use a roller stamp for schools of fish. Finish with gyotaku – Japanese fish printing!

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday and Sunday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/Child pair: $40 ($35 members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $20 ($17.50) + $2.50 supply fee

Register

Price: $40.00

Date: March 10, 2018

Weekend Introduction to Letterpress (Section A)

Weekend Introduction to Letterpress (Section A)
with Sara R. Parr
Sat-Sun, March 10 & 11; 10am-6pm

Jump start your letterpress printing with this weekend intensive! This workshop is perfect for those who want to try letterpress but don’t have time for the six-week course or for rusty letterpress printers in need of a refresher. Learn the fundamentals of paper, ink and design. Then hand set type, carve a simple linoleum cut, and print a small edition of broadside prints on MCBA’s Vandercook presses.

Certificate: 16 hours, Category A; fulfills Core letterpress requirement

$250 ($225 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 2/17/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: March 10, 2018

Paste Papers

Paste Papers
with Jana Pullman
Sunday, March 11; 10am-3pm

Paste paper is a simple but sophisticated method of decorating paper dating back to the late 16th century. With a paste mixture and paint we will use combs, brushes, graining tools and found object to produce intricate designs. Go home with beautiful paper to use as book covers, endsheets, or to wrap boards for handmade boxes.

Certificate: 5 hours, Category D

$85 ($75 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $65, valid through 2/18/18

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Price: $65.00

Date: March 11, 2018

Asian Stab Binding with Soft Case

Asian Stab Binding with Soft Case
with Sue Bjerke
Monday, March 12; 6-9pm

Make a classic Asian stab binding featuring kozo paper pages and a soft four-flap case. Decorative versions of the stitching will also be discussed. Easily adapted for any size project.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 2/19/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: March 12, 2018

Open Studio 3/13

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, March 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)

Click here to review the policies for each Open Studio area before registering.

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Price: $20.00

Date: March 13, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 3/13

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, March 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: March 13, 2018

Origami Correspondence: Letter Folds

Origami Correspondence: Letter Folds
with Kathleen Sheridan
Wednesday, March 14; 6-9pm

Learn old and new ways to fold correspondence. These unique letter-folds have origins all over the world. Apply what you learn in class to make handwritten notes or adapt prints into letter folded book-objects!
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 2/21/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: March 14, 2018