“This is Book Art” Workshop Series

 

Learn new techniques and develop new insights into the world of artists’ books at Minnesota Center for Book Arts!

In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, MCBA hosts a series of free presentations and reduced price workshops throughout 2015, offering opportunities for interaction, discussion and skill-building with leaders in the field.

At each month’s Book Arts Roundtable artists’ talks, you can learn more about the field of book arts and about each teaching artist’s work. Roundtables are free and held in MCBA’s studios.

Workshops require pre-registration; each workshop is $125 plus a $20 supply fee. Normally $290 or more, these workshops are discounted thanks to special support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Workshop participants also receive free admission to the Book Art Biennial Symposium (July 25-26, 2015) and an opportunity to share their artwork as part of our community exhibition, Parts of a Whole III (August through October 2015).


 

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Handmade Paper in Three Dimensions
with paper artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, May 15; 7pm
Workshop Two Saturdays: May 16 and 23; 10am–5pm
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C
All skill levels welcome
This class explores simple yet elegant methods of manipulating paper into three dimensional forms. With the assistance of prefabricated molds and handmade armatures, students produce traditional and non-traditional vessel forms. Low shrinkage fibers are used in conjunction with the following techniques: laminating, pulp pouring, pulp casting. Surfacing and finishing methods are addressed as well. These techniques can be applied to other sculptural forms.
Click here to register for the workshop.

 


 

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Message and Medium: Connected Content through the Book Arts
with Regula Russelle of Cedar Fence Press

Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, June 12; 7pm
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, June 13–14; 10am–5pm
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C
All skill levels welcome
The major focus of this class will be to expose students to the exciting scope of contemporary book art, both as practitioners and as appreciators of the art form. The techniques taught in class are designed to allow participants to make similar work later on a kitchen table or a desk.
Click here to register for the workshop.

 

For more information about other anniversary-related events throughout 2015, visit our 30th Anniversary page.

 

Previous programs in the “This Is Book Art” series included:

 

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Beyond Book Covers: Considering Containers
with Jody Williams of Flying Paper Press

Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, February 20
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22

 

 

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The Traditional Codex and its Contemporary Uses
with Jana Pullman of Western Slope Bindery

Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, March 20
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, March 21–22

 

 

 

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Objectifying the Book Object
with Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling of Indulgence Press

Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, April 24
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, April 25–26

 

 

 

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.