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Open Studio 4/24

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, April 24; 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: April 24, 2018

The Manuscript Meets the Byte

The Manuscript Meets the Byte
Why Manuscripts Matter in the Digital Age

with Father Columba Stewart; OSB, DPhil, HMML Executive Director
April 26; 7-9 pm

Father Columba Stewart focuses on how manuscripts have played a central role in transmitting knowledge and preserving cultural identity and their continued role in the future.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Extreme Marbling

Extreme Marbling
with Sally Power
Saturday, April 28; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Focus on building marbling technique by creating patterns. Learn patterns that require manipulating the comb in a figure-eight shape as well as patterns created through use of a bouquet comb. Participants are encouraged to practice “pulling” patterns with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Developing your own patterns will also be discussed. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout.
This workshop builds on techniques learned in Introduction to Marbling and Marbling: Patterns I.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 4/7/18

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: April 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress
with Erin Maurelli
Sat-Sun, April 28 & 29; 10am-4pm
Letterpress I or equivalent required

Turn digital files, line drawings and more into polymer! Learn the use and operation of MCBA’s polymer platemaker, analog and digital negatives creation, options for digital file preparations, and use of plates on the Vandercook press.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 ($175 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 4/7/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: April 28, 2018

Clamshell Box

Clamshell Box
with Jana Pullman
Saturday, April 28; 10am-5pm
Boxmaking experience required

Also known as a drop spine box, the clamshell box is the basic all-purpose box to preserve and store valuable books, photographs and other works on paper. Make a single wall drop spine box using precut materials, and learn measuring and cutting techniques to continue making boxes on your own, custom made to fit your own books or objects.

Certificate: 7 hours, Category C

$110 ($100 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 4/7/18

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Price: $100.00

Date: April 28, 2018

Open Studio 5/1

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 1; 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: May 1, 2018

Paper Beater Training 5/1

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 1; 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: May 1, 2018

Screenprinting on Fabric

Screen Printing on Fabric
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6-9pm

Focus on the basics of screenprinting on fabric and gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to explore and experiment on your own. In MCBA’s darkroom and screen printing studio, learn the nuts and bolts 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, ink mixing, and successful printing tips for fabric and apparel. Instruction will include one-on-one guidance as you print your own ready-to-wear pieces. Screen printers from beginner to advanced are welcome!
Certificate: 15 hours, Category C or D

$240 ($220 members) + $60 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 4/11/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Introduction to Relief Printing

Introduction to Relief Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7; 6-9pm

If you are curious about making prints, this is a great place to start learning! This workshop will provide a foundation of printmaking history and technique, giving participants the opportunity to develop fundamental skills in linoleum and woodblock cuts. You'll learn to pull prints on both the Vandercook and etching press, and we'll also go over the ins and outs of hand-printing so that you can continue your printmaking adventures in your home studio. Over the course of the class, each participant will be able to experiment with these skills while developing an edition of images. No printmaking experience necessary.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 4/12/2018

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Price: $260.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

Dirty Works: Screen Printing
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Friday, May 4; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Learn the basics of screen printing while creating your own unique print on a t-shirt and paper! Please bring your ideas and sketches to class (maximum 8 inches wide).

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: May 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Dirty Works: Letterpress Printed Exquisite Corpse Poster

Dirty Works: Letterpress Printed Exquisite Corpse Poster
with Ruby Figueroa
Friday, May 4; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Embrace collaboration and whimsy to create a poster using wood type from MCBA’s collection. Starting with a round of the surrealist parlor game exquisite corpse, the group will choose the best collaged phrases to set in type and print on the Vandercook press. Layering color and text will produce a playful and unique poster that exists at the intersection of visual and literary art.

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

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 4, 2018

Dirty Works: Origami - Spring Flowers

Dirty Works: Origami - Spring Flowers
with Kathleen Sheridan
Friday, May 4; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Bring spring into your home or artwork with origami flowers! Paper flowers are intriguing and beautiful. Learn a variety of flowers models from flat to three-dimensional, traditional to modular.

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

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 4, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 5/5

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, May 5; 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: May 5, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking
with Sarita Zaleha
Sundays, May 6 & 13; 10am-5pm

Learn the tools, terminology, and procedures of Western-style papermaking as we process cotton and abaca fibers in the Hollander beaters, use moulds and deckles to form sheets, and explore 2-3 traditional drying techniques. Then, we'll up the ante by adding pigments, inclusions, and/or sizing. Focus will be on consistent sheet formation, and on a solid grounding in materials and technique.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A or D

$240 ($220 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 4/15/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: May 6, 2018

Letterpress I

Letterpress I
with Laura Brown
Mondays, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18; 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 4/16/2018

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $230.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Origami: Boxes and Bags for Gift Giving

Origami: Boxes and Bags for Gift Giving
with Kathleen Sheridan
Monday, May 7; 6-9pm

Packaging is essential to gift-giving – so why not make your packaging unique? In this class, you will construct a variety of boxes and bags appropriate for summer gifting. If you are new to origami, boxes and bags are a great way to get started in this amazing art form.
Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 4/15/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Open Studio 5/8

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 8; 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 8, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 5/8

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, May 8; 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: May 8, 2018

Peace Takes Shape: Free Peace Paper Workshop

Peace Takes Shape: Free Peace Paper Workshop

Tuesday, May 8; 6-8pm

Project Peace Paper is a public project celebrating peace with innovative crowd-sourced wrapping paper. Join us for this first of three workshops as we draw, paint or print visions of peace that will be used for a limited-edition release of Peace Paper. Free of charge and open to all ages.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 8, 2018

Dirty Works for Kids: Superhero Pop-up

Dirty Works for Kids: Superhero Pop-up
with Erin Holt
Saturday, May 12; class 1-3pm

Create a pop-up book about your favorite superhero.

Join us for Dirty Works for Kids, MCBA’s new series of second-Saturday classes for youth 7-12 years old. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend, but must register separately.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 12, 2018

Open Studio: Papermaking 5/12

Open Studio: Papermaking
Saturday, May 12; 10am-4pm
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Participants must register at least two days in advance. Beater availability is limited.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 12, 2018

Open Studio 5/15

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 15; 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 15, 2018

Introduction to Binding

Introduction to Binding
with Jana Pullman
Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30, June 6; 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 4/18/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Hand-Set Type and Shop Practice

Hand-Set Type and Shop Practice
with Ken Dezhnev
Wednesdays, May 16 & 23; 6-9pm

This comprehensive seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for fully understanding the use and care of resources and tools in the type studio. Topics of discussion will include: essential technological background; typographic measurements for effective production; characteristics, use, and care of Monotype, foundry type, and wood type; anatomy of letterforms, with implications for design; the different classes of typefaces and their uses; choice of fonts for projects; copy prep and layout; proper use of composing sticks and much more.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category C or D

$95 ($85 members) no supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 4/28/18

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Price: $85.00

Date: May 16, 2018

Make Your Own Sketchbook

Make Your Own Sketchbook
with Laura Brown
Thursday, May 17; 6-9pm

Do you ever have trouble finding just the right sketchbook? Learn to make your own! In just a few hours, learn simple bookbinding techniques that will have you sketching and writing down ideas in your own customized book! We will discuss paper options and advantages of different structures. Each student will come away with a pocket-sized, medium, and large sketchbook and the skills to continue on your own.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D

$55 ($50 members) + $15 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 4/26/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: May 17, 2018

Slipcases

Slipcases
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, May 19 & 20; 10am-5pm
Binding experience required

A slipcase offers a book protection from dust and sunlight while still leaving the spine visible on the shelf. In this class we will learn three variations on this useful enclosure. On the first day, we will make two simple slipcases, the first made from a light card stock and a second made with card stock and book cloth. On the second day we will make a slipcase using book board lined with paper and covered with book cloth. Bring a hardcover book that you will make a slipcase for in class.
Certificate: 14 hours, Category D

$220 ($200 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/28/18

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Price: $180.00

Date: May 19, 2018

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, May 20; 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 4/29/18

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: May 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Open Studio 5/22

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 22; 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 22, 2018

The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium

The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium
The Saint John's Bible, a Modern Vision through Medieval Methods

with Tim Ternes; MA, HMML Director
May 24; 7-9 pm

Tim Ternes explores the Saint John's Bible in the tradition of giant medieval Bibles and looks at how ancient methodology places the bible in the context of the historical manuscript.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 24, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Introduction to Concertina

Introduction to Concertina
with Sue Bjerke
Thursday, May 24; 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 5/3/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: May 24, 2018

Open Studio 5/29

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 29; 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 29, 2018

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling
with Suzanne Hughes
Friday, June 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Dirty Works: Papercutting in Full Color

Dirty Works: Papercutting in Full Color
with Marnie Karger and Curt Lund
Friday, June 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Explore papercutting as a way to create imagery. Make and take a batch of unique cards with hand-cut designs and multi-colored layers, using any kind of imagery you can dream up. Then learn a simple binding technique to convert cards into little pocket journals.

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

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 1, 2018

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, June 1; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 1, 2018

Member Appreciation Day

Member Appreciation Day

Friday, June 1; 9:30am-6:30pm

Members are the heart of MCBA! As a special thank-you for your support, join us on Friday, June 1 for exclusive discounts, bookish activities, and sweet treats.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 1, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 6/2

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, June 2; 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: June 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Letterpress I Intensive

Letterpress I Intensive
with Bill Myers
Mon-Fri, June 4-8; 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 5/14/18

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 4, 2018

Paper Marbling Intensive (Section A)

Paper Marbling Intensive (Section A)
with Sue Bjerke, Heather RJ Fletcher, and Sally Power
Mon-Fri, June 4-8; 9am-3pm
All skill levels welcome

This week-long paper marbling workshop using acrylic paints is designed for both beginning and more experienced marblers. Through instruction and demonstrations, you will learn or review the basic recipes for carrageenan, etc. and the classic patterns. Expand your marbling horizons by marbling on wooden items and a variety of formed paper masks. We will also include side-bar discussions on such things as tool and paint making, and marbling fabrics for those interested. This workshop offers time to build your technique and trouble-shoot with seasoned practitioners as well as develop your color palette and cultivate your marbling style.

Certificate: 30 hours; Category A or B

$380 ($350 members) + $120 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/4/18

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 4, 2018

Charting an Artist Practice Intensive

Charting an Artist Practice Intensive
with Regula Russelle
Mon-Fri, June 4-8, 10am-1pm

All artists, from professional to amateur, grapple with: How to make room for artmaking in our daily lives, how to respect our limitations and make peace with uncertainty, how to create realistic goals and work toward them, and how to connect with an audience. This participatory workshop explores how to shape a life in the (book) arts through writing, “map making,” and conversation. Concurrently, we will work on one or two small, handmade books to connect theory and practice. Techniques taught are with inexpensive tools and materials that you can use to make small books on a kitchen table or a desk.

Certificate: 15 hours, Category C or D

$240 ($220 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 5/14/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: June 4, 2018

Open Studio 6/5

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 5; 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 5, 2018

Paper Beater Training 6/5

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 5; 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 5, 2018

Dirty Works for Kids: Faux Leather Journal

Dirty Works for Kids: Faux Leather Journal
with Erin Holt
Saturday, June 9; class 1-3pm

In the spirit of The Hobbit, make your own private leather-like journal to fill with your summer adventures.

Join us for Dirty Works for Kids, MCBA’s new series of second-Saturday classes for youth 7-12 years old. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend, but must register separately.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 9, 2018

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Japanese Woodblock Printing
with Emily Hoisington
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23; 9am-4pm
All skill levels welcome

Make a multi-color woodblock print from start to finish while learning a portable, water-based printing method. Japanese woodblock printing uses watercolor inks applied with a brush and printed by hand, which makes this an easy technique to continue at home. Learn to separate colors, transfer a design, carve a woodblock, and sharpen tools along with techniques for printing gradations and textures. Students are asked to bring a 5x7” drawing to the first class. Supply fee includes a set of carving tools for students to take home. For students that already have carving tools, the supply fee can be reduced to $50. This workshop may be repeated and the instructor will adapt the material to both beginning and advanced students.

Certificate: 21 hours, Category D

$290 ($260 members) + $100 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 5/19/18

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Price: $290.00

Date: June 9, 2018

Pulp Painting

Pulp Painting
with Ruby Figueroa
Sat-Sun, June 9 & 10; 10am-4pm

Up your papermaking game with pulp painting! Start with an overview of Western-style sheet forming, then learn ways of incorporating images onto wet sheets of paper using pigmented pulp. Techniques will include stenciling and free form drawing and painting for unique results. Papermaking experience is beneficial, but not required.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category C or D

$195 ($175 members) + $30 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 5/19/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: June 9, 2018

Letterpress II Intensive

Letterpress II Intensive
with CB Sherlock
Mon-Fri, June 11-15; 10am-3pm
Letterpress I (or equivalent) required

Become proficient on the Vandercook press while creating one collaborative class project and one self-directed project. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, mixing custom ink colors, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing a small book.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category B

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/21/18

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 11, 2018

A Rainbow of Possibilities: Color Approaches for Handmade Paper

A Rainbow of Possibilities: Color Approaches for Handmade Paper
with Mary Hark and Maria Wood
Mon-Fri, June 11-15; 10am-3pm
All skill levels welcome

This team-taught, week-long intensive will cover innovative uses of aqueous disperse pigments, an introduction to easy-to-use natural dyes including walnut and indigo, and other ways of coloring pulp and finished dried sheets. The first days will focus on paper production with a review of appropriate fibers and pulp processing for different coloring processes. By the end of the week all participants will have produced a beautiful portfolio of papers that make use of all the processes covered and a variety of fibers, accompanied by recipes and directions for continued production. Experienced papermakers are encouraged to bring papers they have produced for dyeing.

Certificate: 25 hours, Category C or D

$380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $315, valid through 5/21/18

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Price: $315.00

Date: June 11, 2018

Open Studio 6/12

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, June 12; 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: $15.00

Date: June 12, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 6/12

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, June 12; 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 12, 2018

Peace Takes Shape: Free Peace Paper Workshop

Peace Takes Shape: Free Peace Paper Workshop

Tuesday, June 12; 6-8pm

Create peaceful action with MCBA and Project Peace Paper, a public project celebrating peace with innovative crowd-sourced wrapping paper. MCBA is opening its studio space to the public to draw, paint or print statements of peace to create a community art installation. Free and open to all ages.

Price: Free Event

Date: June 12, 2018

Cartonnage: Clock

Cartonnage: Clock
with Sue Bjerke
Sunday, June 17; 9am-5pm

It’s time to do something new in cartonnage: a clock. The project will use your cartonnage skills and for newcomers, all the box-making basics will be covered. As we make the clock housing we will include discussion of how use a plinth, make curved sides, and to make variations on design and size. Students will learn that one basic structure can be developed into a variety of sizes. Each structure is unique and makes a great gift! Modern cartonnage grows out of the long standing French tradition of covering small utility containers with various decorative materials and offers a great use for your marbled papers. In this class, we will review the essential elements of making unique containers from book board, then covering those structures with decorative papers. Students will learn the basics of design and construction using various boards, as well as the ins and outs of measuring, cutting, and applying decorative papers. All structural components will be hand cut in class, the supply fee covers the clock works.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category B or D

$130 ($115 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 5/27/18

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Price: $100.00

Date: June 17, 2018