Teacher and Parent Workshops



From binding students’ writing projects to encouraging creative expression, the book arts provide wonderful ways to reinforce learning.

Making books is a great way to engage students in their learning while practicing fine motor skills, enhancing math and science understanding, and supporting literacy. MCBA offers a wide variety of workshops in printing, papermaking, paper decoration, and bookmaking to enable teachers, parents and others who work with children to incorporate book arts into their classrooms, homes, daycare centers, after-school programs and more.

MCBA offers 1- to 3-hour workshops for individual educators and groups, with a focus on classroom instruction and connections to curricula. Participants create samples to keep for reference. Workshops for individuals are offered in our studios. Group workshops are also available, and can be held at MCBA or at your site. Choose from among standard educator workshops, or call 612-215-2529 to discuss options for a customized topic.

For teachers experienced in bookmaking, MCBA can prepare class sets of bookmaking materials. This service is offered on a case by case basis, depending upon staff availability. For more information, call 612-215-2529.

Looking to earn Continuing Education Credits? All of MCBA’s adult classes and workshops, including Educator Workshops, are eligible for CEUs. Just let us know when you register, and we’ll prepare the documentation. These workshops are also eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Core Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Book Arts; more information is available on the Certificate Programs page.

Register ONLINE using the buttons below, IN PERSON at The Shop at MCBA, or BY PHONE at 612-215-2520.

Please make every effort to register at least one week in advance of any class. Decisions about whether to cancel a class or add a section are typically made one week prior to the start of the class. If online registration for a class is not available, you may call The Shop at 612-215-2520 to inquire about availability or put your name on a waiting list in case of any cancellations. Our complete registration and cancellation policies are available here.

Winter/Spring 2015 Teacher and Parent Workshops


Books of Native American Cultures

Books of Native Cultures of the Americas
with Jill S Weese
Tuesday, April 21; 5:30-8:30pm
Books appropriate for grades K-12

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

Core or Advanced Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$50 ($45 members) + $10 supply fee

Register for this Workshop

Price: $45.00

Date: April 21, 2015

Art Camp for Educators: 5 Centers, 5 Weeks, 5 Media

Art Camp for Educators: 5 Centers, 5 Weeks, 5 Media
Five Thursdays: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13
Designed for teachers of grades 6-12

The Five Centers for Art (MCBA, Northern Clay Center, IFP Media Arts, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and the Textile Center) announce a special educational opportunity for Minnesota art educators. Join us for a unique progressive arts experience as you travel to each of the five art centers for intriguing medium-specific demonstrations and hands-on art-making. See examples of contemporary fibers and textiles, prints, book arts, and pots and sculpture. Learn new techniques to enhance your classroom instruction, and get to know other art educators in your community. This is a great opportunity to learn some new tricks of the trade and to earn CEU clock hours at the same time! Participants will receive a schedule and map for each location after registration.

$195 ($175 for current members of any of the participating centers)

Register online through Northern Clay Center (beginning March 3) or call 612-339-8007.

Price: Free Event

Date: July 16, 2015