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.

Winter/Spring 2015 Teacher and Parent Workshops


 

Introduction to Book Arts: Single Sheet Books for the Classroom

Introduction to Book Arts: Single Sheet Books for the Classroom
with Jill S Weese
Tuesday, January 27; 5:30-8:30pm
Books appropriate for grades K-12

Requiring no material preparation, single sheet books are a simple yet powerful way to bring book arts to your classroom. These books engage K-6 age students while they practice fine motor skills, enhance math understanding, and supporting literacy. High school age students can utilize single sheet construction ideas to explore book layout and design concepts that are applicable in zines and self-publishing. Participants will make several different single sheet book structures that they can immediately use with their students.

Core or Advanced Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

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

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Price: $45.00

Date: January 27, 2015

Children-Designed Animal Shape Books

Children-Designed Animal Shape Books
with Jill S Weese
Tuesday, February 17; 5:30-8:30pm
Books appropriate for grades 2-12

Shaped animal books are a great strategy to inspire student writing and stretch their spatial understanding. Learn how students can change a single sheet of paper with a little folding and cutting into a three-dimensional creature. Participants will learn how to create animals from four different perspectives with meander books and pop-out books. There will be plenty of time and materials to make animal books that demonstrate the different perspectives. Hands on and lots of fun!

Core or Advanced Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

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

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Price: $45.00

Date: February 17, 2015

A Portfolio of Pop-ups

A Portfolio of Pop-ups
with Jill S Weese
Tuesday, March 24; 5:30-8:30pm
Books appropriate for grades 1-12

Pop-up books are as fun to make, as they are to read. Learn a variety of basic pop-up techniques using file folders to create sample pop-ups for easy future reference. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the engineering concepts behind the pop-up constructions and making samples. Integration of text with imagery will be discussed; samples will be on hand to inspire student connections.

Core or Advanced Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

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

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Price: $50.00

Date: March 24, 2015

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