Introduction to Binding – FULL

with Jana Pullman
Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26; 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 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 supply fee

Polymer Platemaking for Letterpress

with Erin Maurelli
Sat-Sun, June 8 & 9; 9am-3pm
Letterpress I or equivalent required

Turn digital files, line drawings and more into polymer! Learn the use and operation of MCBA’s polymer platemaker, analog and digital negatives creation, options for digital file preparations, and use of plates on the Vandercook press.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, June 22; 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, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use in bookbinding and other arts.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Paper Marbling: Patterns I

with Sally Power
Sunday, June 23; 10am-4pm
Marbling experience required

Patterns are an essential technique of marbling. Designed for those who have experience marbling, this workshop will focus on patterns, such as nonpareil, chevron, and their variations. Through instruction and demonstrations, learn how a single traditional marbling pattern is a starting point for multiple variations. Experiment with patterns and begin to build your technique and palette with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout. This workshop is a prerequisite for Extreme Marbling.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Modern Marbling

with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, July 14; 10am-4pm
Intro to Marbling and Patterns I required

Take your marbling skills to a new level! In this one-day workshop, learn to make newly-designed, contemporary patterns. Inspired by traditional marbling, these patterns bring a familiar but fresh take on a centuries-old art form. Class discussions include the science of marbling, critiques, and troubleshooting. Participants will take their marbled paper home ready to use for bookbinding and other arts.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Japanese Papermaking and Decoration

with Bridget O’Malley
Sat-Sun, July 20 & 21; 10am-5pm
Great for beginners

Explore the tools and techniques of Japanese papermaking and decoration. Learn fiber preparation including cooking, cleaning and hand beating; sheet formation, pressing and drying techniques and a variety of surface decoration techniques including momigami, katazome, dyeing, and suminagashi. Finished papers can range from strong yet nearly translucent sheets to papers with decorative layers and inclusions, with sizes ranging from 5×7 inches to 5×7 feet! Wear clothing that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (i.e. rubber boots, garden clogs etc.).

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

$220 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Movables and Pop-Ups in Artists’ Books

with Olli Johnson
Sat-Sun, August 3 & 4; 10am-4pm
All skill levels welcome

Learn how to add movement and dimension to your work. Explore a variety of techniques while learning fundamental paper engineering principles. Starting with basic pop-up structures, learn how to use free-hand shapes and templates to make more complicated designs that animate with the turn of a page or pull of a tab. No experience necessary.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B or D

$195 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Introduction to Marbling (Section B)

with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, August 18; 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, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use in bookbinding and other arts.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Handmade Nature Journal

with MCBA Teaching Artists

Explore papermaking, printing, and binding while making a nature-themed journal. Make paper with natural fiber and seeds for the pages of your journal. Print the cover of your journal using a printing press. Then, bind your cover and pages to create a journal with pockets to draw and collect your favorite plants.

$165 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee

For children ages 6-8:
Mon-Fri: June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; 9am-12noon

For children ages 9-12:
Mon-Fri: June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; 1-4pm

Book Arts Intensive for Teens

with MCBA Teaching Artists
Wednesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7; 1-4pm
For teens 13-17 years old

Experiment and express yourself with book arts in this 5-week intensive for teens. Explore a new book arts process each day with supportive and engaging teaching artists. Students will marble paper, print on a printing press, make paper by hand, bind a hardcover sketchbook, and create an edition of zines.

$165 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee

Book Arts Monarchs

with MCBA Teaching Artists

Explore the monarch butterfly’s four stages of transformation through book arts! Learn a new book arts process each day around the theme of transformation. Marble paper, print on a printing press, make an accordion book, create imagery with popups and cut-paper, and bind a hardcover sketchbook to fill with notes and drawings.

$165 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee

For children ages 6-8:
Mon-Fri: August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; 9am-12noon

For children ages 9-12:
Mon-Fri: August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; 1-4pm

Announcing two-day event celebrating and fostering the collection of book art

November 14, 2018

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) invites the community to attend New Editions, a two-day event that celebrates and fosters the collection of book art. Over 130 new original works—from chapbooks and zines, to broadsides, artist’s books, and fine press editions—will be available for viewing and purchase. The curated offerings will include something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices.

New Editions begins on Friday, November 30 from 6-9pm with a special preview night. Be the first to explore and purchase a curated collection of bookish works from Minnesota and around the country. At 7pm, learn more about the importance of collecting book art from a panel of artists, featuring Harriet Bart, Regula Russelle, and Gaylord Schanilec, and moderated by Karen Wirth. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, craft wine and beer, and creative company with other book and art lovers. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase on MCBA’s website or in The Shop at MCBA. Each ticket holder receives a commemorative limited edition broadside printed by Laura Brown during the event.

New Editions continues with a public sale on Saturday, December 1 from 10am-4pm. Attendees will be able to find special gifts for those on their shopping list, or treat themselves to a unique work of art. Saturday’s event is free and open to the public, and seasonal refreshments will be provided.
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