MASTER CLASS: Classic Watercolor Marbling – WAITLIST AVAILABLE

with Regina and Dan St. John, Chena River Marblers
Tue-Fri, October 1-4; 9am-4pm
Marbling experience helpful but not required

Recreate authentic marbling patterns of the 1800s using historic techniques, lost over time, and rediscovered through research. Make paints from pigments, self-made binders, and beeswax glazing past which can be burnished to a polished, durable finish. Learn to manage paint additives to create and intermingle beautiful Shell, Stormont, Glouster, Italian Vein, and Tiger Eye patterns. Marvel as nineteenth century techniques meet twentieth century materials for endless possibilities!

Regina and Dan St. John are Chena River Marblers. They specialize in book edge-marbling, miniature marbling, custom marbled papers, and teaching marbling workshops around the country. Deeply influenced by historic marbling traditions all over the world, Chena River Marblers’ work encompasses much of the past while incorporating a twenty-first century twist to pattern, color, and technique.

Discounts are not available for visiting artist master classes. Register early as availability is limited and classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment six weeks in advance.

Certificate: 28 hours, Category C

$595 + $100 supply fee

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MASTER CLASS: Acrylic Marbling – WAITLIST AVAILABLE

with Regina and Dan St. John, Chena River Marblers
Sun-Mon, October 6 & 7; 9am-4pm
Marbling experience helpful but not required

This step by step acrylic paper marbling workshop is ideal for a beginner, but includes many innovations to challenge an experienced marbler. Work on full-size professional marbling tanks and learn how to use sets of precision marbling tools as they are introduced to a wide range of traditional and contemporary marbling patterns and techniques. Participants will leave with their own edge-marbled, leather journal, and many marbled papers in a spectacular array of patterns and colors.

Regina and Dan St. John are Chena River Marblers. They specialize in book edge-marbling, miniature marbling, custom marbled papers, and teaching marbling workshops around the country. Deeply influenced by historic marbling traditions all over the world, Chena River Marblers’ work encompasses much of the past while incorporating a twenty-first century twist to pattern, color, and technique.

Discounts are not available for visiting artist master classes. Register early as availability is limited and classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment six weeks in advance.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category C

$350 + $50 supply fee

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MASTER CLASS: Enhanced Paper Decoration

with Regina and Dan St. John, Chena River Marblers
Thu-Sun, October 10-13; 9am-4pm
Marbling experience helpful but not required

Explore several types of paper decorating techniques including under-painting, stamping, and paste patterning. Learn how to combine these varied decorative methods to the greatest effect as they create truly unique papers. In the early 1980s, renewed interest in paste papers emerged as part of a renaissance in arts of decorative paper patterning. Paste and other decorative papers are most commonly used for traditional crafts such as bookbinding as well as in calligraphy, printmaking, scrap-booking, collage, rubber stamping, and origami. Participants are invited to bring previously marbled papers to add a paste paper layer which creates outstanding results.

Please note: Enhanced Paper Decoration takes place over four days (October 10-13) as listed above. The printed newsletter lists incomplete dates.

Regina and Dan St. John are Chena River Marblers. They specialize in book edge-marbling, miniature marbling, custom marbled papers, and teaching marbling workshops around the country. Deeply influenced by historic marbling traditions all over the world, Chena River Marblers’ work encompasses much of the past while incorporating a twenty-first century twist to pattern, color, and technique.

Discounts are not available for visiting artist master classes. Register early as availability is limited and classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment six weeks in advance.

Certificate: 28 hours, Category C

$595 + $100 supply fee

Origami Drawers

with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, October 17; 6-9pm

Learn to fold a unique style of origami drawers and a case to hold them. With small changes the case can go from accommodating one drawer to up to five! The drawers can be used vertically or horizontally. Use the drawers for small gifts, candies, or other treasures.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee

Dirty Works: Suminagashi

with Erin Maurelli
Friday, November 1; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Suminagashi is a traditional form of paper marbling from Japan. The word suminagashi literally translates to “floating ink.” Create lovely and unpredictable patterns using this ancient decorative technique.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Quick and Dirty Letterpress Broadsides

with Monica Edwards Larson
Saturday, November 16; 10am-4pm

 

Experience the art and craft of letterpress printing while getting your hands dirty making message-driven broadsides. Peruse a selection of broadsides featuring political messages and poetry, then learn beginning typesetting using wood and metal type. Design and print your own small edition of broadsides on the Vandercook press. The workshop consists of technical demonstrations on press operation, hand-inking with brayers, and various simple image-printing processes. Experience the satisfaction of printing your unique message through the physical process of letterpress printing!

Certificate: Category D

$108 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $20 supply fee

Luminaria

with Bridget O’Malley
Wednesdays: December 4 & 11; 6-9pm

Create some light! As the days grow shorter, the warm glow of a festive luminaria can cut through the darkness that surrounds us. Make handmade paper luminarias with watermarks and paper cut designs. Perfect for decorating your home or giving as holiday gifts. Please bring boots or shoes that can get wet as well as sketches of inspiration for your designs.

Certificate: Category D

$108 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

MCBA Recognized by American Printing History Association for Institutional Achievement

March 6, 2019

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) was presented with the Award for Institutional Achievement by the American Printing History Association (APHA) for its work promoting, preserving, and educating communities to the printing arts over MCBA’s history. The award was presented on Saturday, January 26, at APHA’s annual meeting at the Grolier Club in New York City, and was received by MCBA’s Board Chair, K.C. Foley.
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