Teacher and Parent Workshops

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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.

You can also schedule private classes, tutorials, or teacher in-services for one person or an entire faculty! Please contact our Youth and Community Programs staff at 612-215-2520 to inquire.

Summer 2016 Teacher Workshops


 

Gelatin Printing in the Classroom

Gelatin Printing in the Classroom
with Jill S Weese
Monday, August 1; 9am-12pm
For teachers of grades 2-12

No Printing Press? No Problem. Gelatin Printing is perfect for the classroom. Learn how to create gelatin printing plates. Experiment with mono printing by painting right on the plate, printing with found objects, creating with ghost images, and more. There will be plenty of time and materials to explore and create samples for the classroom. Each participant will take home a gelatin printing plate to continue to use at home. A ‘Gelli’ brand gel printing plate will also be available for comparison. Gelatin printing is versatile, easy, and fun. Safe printing for all ages.

$50 ($45 members) + $15 supply fee

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $45.00

Date: August 1, 2016

Beyond Perfection: Making Books with What You Have

Beyond Perfection: Making Books with What You Have
with Jill S Weese
Tuesday, August 2; 9am-12pm
For teachers of grades 6-12

Books come in all shapes, sizes and designs. This is your opportunity to experiment and play as you create a unique a one-of-a-kind book using obsolete material. We will begin with selecting pages from new paper, used paper, envelopes, old calendars, whatever and altering them, considering color, texture, meaning, function and form. Next, you will create covers from a random assortment of possible materials and binding them together. An array of materials will be available. Feel free to bring materials you would like to work with or to add to the mix. Guaranteed: NO two books will look the same.

$50 ($45 members) + $5 supply fee

Registration for this class is now closed.

Price: $45.00

Date: August 2, 2016

Collage: Beyond Cut and Paste

Collage: Beyond Cut and Paste
with Jill S Weese
Wednesday, August 3; 9am-12pm
For teachers of grades 2-12

Take your students beyond cut and paste. Learn how to maximize collage as an instructional tool to teach students how to express an idea visually stressing art elements and the principles of design. Utilizing a structured process that stresses artful learning and fine motor skills, participants will collage a composition book that demonstrates a clear visual message. Collages will be sealed for long tern use in the classroom. Additional sample collages will be available to demonstrate connections to curricular subjects.

$50 ($45 members) + $5 supply fee

Register

Price: $45.00

Date: August 3, 2016