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Open Studio 8/21

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, August 21; 6-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing: $25 ($20 members)
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

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Price: $20.00

Date: August 21, 2018

Garden Monotypes

Garden Monotypes
with Mary Leikvold and Claudia Danielson
Thursdays, August 23, 30; 6-9pm

Calling all garden lovers! In this lively class, students will transform plant material from their garden (or someone else’s) into beautiful one-of-a-kind prints. Monotypes offer the artist the spontaneity of painting combined with the structure and deliberation of printmaking. In this class, workshop participants will learn the basics then experiment and explore. Students will leave the class with a portfolio of prints celebrating the garden. Actual garden ownership not required. Beginners and experienced printmakers welcome.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 8/2/18

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: August 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Paper Marbling: Special Effects

Paper Marbling: Special Effects
with Sally Power
Saturday, August 25; 10am-4pm
Introduction to Marbling or equivalent required

Go beyond patterns and explore a range of marbling techniques that create special effects! These techniques include: moiré and Spanish moiré, which make the marbled sheet look as if it’s folded or underwater; and over-marbling, which adds depth and complexity to the patterns. Methods for using white space and marbling on colored paper will also be explored.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 10/07/18

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $75.00

Date: August 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Extreme Typesetting

Extreme Typesetting
with Jason Yoh
Sat-Sun, August 25 & 26; 10am-4pm

Break through the typographic grid by exploring historic and innovative methods for the composition of handset metal type. Manipulate the placement of type to create dynamic lockups on Vandercook cylinder presses in order to make round drink coasters, a small single sheet book, and self-directed projects.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category C or D

$195 ($175 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 8/4/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: August 25, 2018

Open Studio 8/28

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, August 28; 6-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing: $25 ($20 members)
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

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Price: $15.00

Date: August 28, 2018

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Wear Your Art

Single-Evening Screen Printing: Wear Your Art
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesday, August 29; 6-9pm

Learn the basics of screen printing through a combination of demonstrations and hands-on experimentation. Design and cut a stencil, and hand-pull your own prints to make a one-of-a-kind t-shirt, tote bag, or bandana! Draw a design to make printed buttons! Bring your sketches and ideas to class.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category B or D

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

Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 8/8/18

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Price: $45.00

Date: August 29, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 9/1

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, September 1; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Open Studio provides access to marbling tools and equipment, as well as fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers use of 16×20″ tanks of carrageenan*, alum, brushes, cups and eyedroppers; supply your own paints* and paper. Participants must register at least three days in advance.

*Carrageenan is used for western-style marbling only. If you plan to practice suminagashi, please call the Shop to let a staff member know so carrageenan is not prepared for you unnecessarily.
*Paint: While many different kinds of inks, paints, and watercolors may be used in the marbling process, we recommend using Golden Fluid Acrylics with our equipment.

$45 ($40 members); $15 supply fee

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Price: $40.00

Date: September 1, 2018

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, September 2; 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, git-gel, nonpareil, and chevron), 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 8/13/18

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Price: $75.00

Date: September 2, 2018

Paper Beater Training 9/4

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, September 4; 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.

$15 ($10 members)

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Price: $10.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Open Studio 9/4

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, September 4; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

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Price: $50.00

Date: September 4, 2018

Introduction to Screen Printing

Introduction to Screen Printing
with Michelle Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10; 6-9pm

Focus on the basics of screen printing and gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to explore and experiment on your own. In MCBA's darkroom and screen printing studio, participants 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, ink mixing, and successful printing tips for paper, fabric, and apparel. This workshop is perfect for those who are new to the process or for those who want to continue building their skills in screen printing. Screen printers from beginner to advanced are welcome!
Certificate: 18 hours, Category A or D

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 8/15/18

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Price: $230.00

Date: September 5, 2018

Letterpress I

Letterpress I
with Ruby Figueroa
Thursdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11; 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 8/16/18

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Price: $230.00

Date: September 6, 2018

Dirty Works: Paste Papers

Dirty Works: Paste Papers
with Anna Shepard
Friday, September 7; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Paste paper was invented by bookbinders in an effort to find an affordable method for embellishing bindings in-house. Play with color and pattern while creating decorative papers using paste, acrylic paints and several unique tools.

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: September 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Dirty Works: Pop-ups

Dirty Works: Pop-ups
with Olli Johnson
Friday, September 7; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Pop-ups take full advantage of the expressive potential of a book's imagery as they allow for moving, three-dimensional form within the book format. Combine dimension, movement, and interactive elements in your book works while learning fundamental folding and assembling technique. No prior paper engineering experience necessary, all experience levels welcome!

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: September 7, 2018

Dirty Works: Tiny Toothpick Journal

Dirty Works: Tiny Toothpick Journal
with Georgia A. Greeley
Friday, September 7; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Learn to use a piano hinge and simple toothpicks to make an unusual and dramatic-looking small book. Using interlocked folds and special cuts, this book holds together with no or minimal glue.

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: September 7, 2018

Dirty Works for Kids: Stamps for Mail Art

Dirty Works for Kids: Stamps for Mail Art
with Olli Johnson
Saturday, September 8; class 1-3pm

Make your own handmade stationery including unique envelopes, printed postcards, and a stamp while learning about the history and culture surrounding mail art.

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: September 8, 2018

Beginning Book Repair

Beginning Book Repair
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, September 8 & 9; 10am-5pm
Intro to Binding (or equivalent) recommended

Where do you 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 corners 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 8/18/18

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Price: $220.00

Date: September 8, 2018

Introduction to Binding

Introduction to Binding
with Jana Pullman
Mondays: September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 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 8/20/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: September 10, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 9/11

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, September 11; 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.

$15 ($10 members)

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Price: $10.00

Date: September 11, 2018

Open Studio 9/11

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, September 11; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

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Price: $50.00

Date: September 11, 2018

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking

Introduction to Western-Style Papermaking
with Sarita Zaleha
Sat-Sun, September 15 & 16; 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; fulfills core papermaking requirement

$220 ($200 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 8/25/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Non-Adhesive Bindings: Elegance Without Glue

Non-Adhesive Bindings: Elegance Without Glue
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, September 15, 9am-5pm and Sunday, September 16, 12-4pm
All skill levels welcome

Non-adhesive bindings are simple yet elegant choices for small editions and artist’s books. Make four bindings: a two-section pamphlet stitch with ribbon closure, an Asian stab binding, the dos equis binding, and a chevron long-stitch book. Explore material and design options with a variety of decorative papers for covers and text papers for book blocks. More alternative forms may be discussed as time allows.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A or D

$195 ($175 members) + $50 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 8/25/18

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Price: $155.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Intaglio Processes: Drypoint

Intaglio Processes: Drypoint
with Zach Cramer
Saturday, September 15; 10am-4pm
Beginners welcome

Intaglio printmaking is highly versatile medium utilized by artists in all fields as a direct process that encourages a rich variety of marks, tonal surfaces, and layer interaction. This course will demonstrate various drypoint techniques and processes for executing small fine art editions. Additionally, students are encouraged to experiment and use the intaglio process meaningfully in relation to their own imagery, as well as investigate methods of combining intaglio processes with their existing studio practice. Processes covered will include; direct drawing, creating tonal areas, wiping, and printing.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 ($85 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 8/25/18

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Price: $75.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Open Studio 9/18

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, September 18; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

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Price: $45.00

Date: September 18, 2018

Introduction to Design: Drawing for the Terrified II

Introduction to Design: Drawing for the Terrified II
with Sheila Asato
Wednesdays: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17; 6-9pm
Drawing for the Terrified I or equivalent is helpful, but not required

A continuation of Drawing for the Terrified, this class builds on basic drawing skills for those would like to grow their skills and need direction. Through a series of fun exercises, explore fundamentals of drawing while learning to see the world in a whole new way.

Certificate: 15 hours, Category A or B; fulfills Core design requirement

$240 ($220 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 8/29/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: September 19, 2018

Introduction to Design: Color and Composition

Introduction to Design: Color and Composition
with Laura Brown
Sat-Sun, September 22 & 23; 9am-4pm

Developing a visual language is essential for any artist. This two-day workshop will provide participants with a framework for creating images through exercises that emphasize experimentation and play. With a focus on color relationships and their effect on composition, methods will include collage, drawing, watercolor painting, and rubber stamp carving and printing.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A; fulfills core design requirement

$220 ($200 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 8/31/18

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Price: $220.00

Date: September 22, 2018

Open Studio 9/25

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, September 25; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Dimensional Papermaking

Dimensional Papermaking
with Bridget O’Malley
Wednesdays: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24; 6-9pm

Paper can be created and modified into amazing three-dimensional sculptural structures. Learn techniques for working with both Eastern and Western fibers to create three-dimensional work. Participants will have access to fibers including cotton, abaca, kozo, and flax and will learn to use a variety of plaster molds and armatures to create paper forms and volumes, as well as flexible molds which can be used to manipulate paper into a variety of shapes.

Certificate: 15 hours, Category A or B; fulfills Core papermaking requirement

$240 ($220 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $200, valid through 8/18/18

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Price: $200.00

Date: September 26, 2018

D.I.Y. Bindery Tools

D.I.Y. Bindery Tools
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, September 29; 9am-5pm
Boxmaking experience helpful but not required

Outfit yourself for binding at home! Students will make a collapsible punching cradle, studio weights, press boards, two awls, and a case for binding needles — all essential tools for successful bookmaking.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 9/8/18

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Price: $100.00

Date: September 29, 2018

Letterpress II

Letterpress II
with Laura Brown
Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5; 6-9pm
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: 18 hours, Category B

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 9/10/18

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Price: $230.00

Date: October 1, 2018

Paper Beater Training 10/2

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, October 2; 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.

$15 ($10 members)

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Price: $10.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Open Studio 10/2

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, October 2; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: October 2, 2018

Preschool Fall Session: Wacky Food Books

Preschool Fall Session: Wacky Food Books
Thursday, October 4; 1:30–2:30pm

For families with children ages 3-5

Adult/child pair: $15 ($13.50 members) + $2 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $8 ($7 members) + $1 supply fee

Get a jump on literacy in interactive preschool book arts classes with Ellen Ferrari. Children and adults work together to make paper, print patterns, shapes and letters and construct colorful books in a fun environment. Each class begins by reading a story and continues by investigating examples produced by working artists. Vocabulary, tools and processes will also be introduced. Dress for mess.

Register for a single class or an entire four-class session at a reduced rate

All sessions:

Fall Session: 4 Thursdays: October 4–25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
October 4 Wacky Food Books
October 11 Object Printing Crazy Shapes
October 18 Printing Press ABCs
October 25 Papermaking Fall

Register

Price: $28.00

Date: October 4, 2018

Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded Books

Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded Books
with Anna Shepard
Friday, October 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Learn basic materials, tools, and skills involved in the bookbinding process while exploring simple folded and sewn bindings. Experiment with a variety of materials to create soft-cover blank books.

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: October 5, 2018

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, October 5; 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

Register

Price: $35.00

Date: October 5, 2018

Dirty Works: Origami - Day of the Dead Skull

Dirty Works: Origami - Day of the Dead Skull
with Kathleen Sheridan
Friday, October 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Learn to fold an origami skull to create a three-dimensional Day of the Dead portrait. Decorate your paper to create patterns on the skull, and make accessories such as hats, flowers, and bowties to dress up your creations!

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

Register

Price: $35.00

Date: October 5, 2018

Open Studio: Marbling 10/6

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, October 6; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Open Studio provides access to marbling tools and equipment, as well as fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers use of 16×20″ tanks of carrageenan*, alum, brushes, cups and eyedroppers; supply your own paints* and paper. Participants must register at least three days in advance.

*Carrageenan is used for western-style marbling only. If you plan to practice suminagashi, please call the Shop to let a staff member know so carrageenan is not prepared for you unnecessarily.
*Paint: While many different kinds of inks, paints, and watercolors may be used in the marbling process, we recommend using Golden Fluid Acrylics with our equipment.

$45 ($40 members); $15 supply fee

Register

Price: $40.00

Date: October 6, 2018

Intermediate Book Repair

Intermediate Book Repair
with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, October 6 & 7; 10am-5pm
Intro to Binding (or equivalent) or Beginning Book Repair (or equivalent) required

The cover of a book takes on a lot of wear and tear over time. This course will focus on repairs to cloth covers. We will work with spine reinforcements, rebacking and reattaching loose covers. Bring three books in need of repair to the first class (no leather).

Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C

$220 ($200 members) + $30 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 9/15/18

Register

Price: $180.00

Date: October 6, 2018

Cutting Equipment Training 10/9

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, October 9; 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.

$15 ($10 members)

Register

Price: $10.00

Date: October 9, 2018

Open Studio 10/9

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, October 9; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: October 9, 2018

Preschool Fall Session: Object Printing Crazy Shapes

Preschool Fall Session: Object Printing Crazy Shapes
Thursday, October 11; 1:30–2:30pm

For families with children ages 3-5

Adult/child pair: $15 ($13.50 members) + $2 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $8 ($7 members) + $1 supply fee

Get a jump on literacy in interactive preschool book arts classes with Ellen Ferrari. Children and adults work together to make paper, print patterns, shapes and letters and construct colorful books in a fun environment. Each class begins by reading a story and continues by investigating examples produced by working artists. Vocabulary, tools and processes will also be introduced. Dress for mess.

Register for a single class or an entire four-class session at a reduced rate

All sessions:

Fall Session: 4 Thursdays: October 4–25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
October 4 Wacky Food Books
October 11 Object Printing Crazy Shapes
October 18 Printing Press ABCs
October 25 Papermaking Fall

Register

Price: $28.00

Date: October 11, 2018

Dirty Works for Kids: Pop-up Dragons

Dirty Works for Kids: Pop-up Dragons
with Olli Johnson
Saturday, October 13; class 1-3pm

Create a dragon pop-up and design a fantasy home that is the perfect environment for your dragon.

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

Register

Price: $35.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Printing! Printing! Printing!

Printing! Printing! Printing!
with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, October 13; 10am–12 noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Sit in a circle for Shape Spotters by Megan E. Bryant and print pictures with geometric shapes. Print patterns with crazy objects. Print recipe cards with fruits and vegetables. Print bookmarks with an alphabet stamp you make. And print with a stamp that rolls down the table! Dress for mess.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday 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: $32 ($29 members) + $6 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $16 ($14.50) + $3 supply fee

Register

Price: $14.50

Date: October 13, 2018

Cartonnage: Variations on Box Design

Cartonnage: Variations on Box Design
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, October 13; 9am-5pm
Cartonnage experience helpful but not required

Modern cartonnage grows out of the long standing French tradition of covering small, unique containers with marbled papers or various decorative materials. Create two boxes with lids, one with curved ends and the other with angled ends, to demonstrate how one basic structure can be developed into a variety of boxes and unique containers. Learn or review the basics of cartonnage design and construction using various boards, measuring, cutting, and applying decorative papers.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $20 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 9/22/18

Register

Price: $115.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Knife Sharpening for Leather Paring

Knife Sharpening for Leather Paring
with Sue Bjerke
Monday, October 15; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome; Required for Advanced Binding II: Full Leather Binding

A sharp knife is essential for proper leather paring. Learn to set the bevel and hone your leather knife to a finished edge ready to pare leather for bookbinding. Supply fee includes a paring knife and a honing apparatus of abrasive papers which can be used to maintain a fine edge. Scrap leather for testing the knife edge will be provided.
Complete instruction in paring leather for binding will take place in the Advanced Binding I: Half Leather Binding with Jana Pullman.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $45 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 9/24/18

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: October 15, 2018

Open Studio 10/16

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, October 16; 3-9pm
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA's presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Reservations are first-come-first-served, and participants must have completed an introductory course on the press they are reserving (Vandercook, platen, sign). Fee covers inks and solvents; supply your own paper.

Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA's darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsions; supply your own inks and paper.

Binding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own bookboard, cloth, paper and other needs.

Paper Beater:
Beat fiber for paper for future sheet-forming. The studio's two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75lb.(dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2lb.(dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). When you register, please specify which beater you'd like to reserve. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten. If you have taken a papermaking course but are not familiar with our paper beaters, Paper Beater trainings are offered every month. Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each 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.

Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers):
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of western-style and eastern-style moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day.

$50 ($45 members) for the full six hour session

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: October 16, 2018

Preschool Fall Session: Printing Press ABCs

Preschool Fall Session: Printing Press ABCs
Thursday, October 18; 1:30–2:30pm

For families with children ages 3-5

Adult/child pair: $15 ($13.50 members) + $2 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $8 ($7 members) + $1 supply fee

Get a jump on literacy in interactive preschool book arts classes with Ellen Ferrari. Children and adults work together to make paper, print patterns, shapes and letters and construct colorful books in a fun environment. Each class begins by reading a story and continues by investigating examples produced by working artists. Vocabulary, tools and processes will also be introduced. Dress for mess.

Register for a single class or an entire four-class session at a reduced rate

All sessions:

Fall Session: 4 Thursdays: October 4–25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
October 4 Wacky Food Books
October 11 Object Printing Crazy Shapes
October 18 Printing Press ABCs
October 25 Papermaking Fall

Register

Price: $28.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Diffusion Dither to Vector Line Art: Digital File Preparation for Platemaking

Diffusion Dither to Vector Line Art: Digital File Preparation for Platemaking
with Kevin Brown, Proprietor of Smart Set, Inc.
Thursdays: October 18, 25, November 1, 8; 6-9pm
General knowledge of letterpress printing required

From etchings to photographs, learn how to achieve optimal results in translating a variety of imagery into photopolymer plates for letterpress. Explore a variety of options for digitally preparing your imagery for letterpress printing, including scanning and converting grayscale images to bitmaps, alternative methods of halftoning such as diffusion dithers, and strategies for color separations. While primarily a computer class, participants will get an opportunity to image film and make a 5 x 7 inch polymer plate.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 ($175 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 9/20/17

Register

Price: $155.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, October 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, git-gel, nonpareil, and chevron), 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 9/29/18

Register

Price: $75.00

Date: October 20, 2018

Little Boxes

Little Boxes
with Jody Williams
Saturday, October 20; 9:30am-5pm & Sunday, October 21; 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 9/29/18

Register

Price: $160.00

Date: October 20, 2018