Binding & Boxmaking

MCBA offers virtual and in-person workshops on a variety of topics, suitable for all skill levels. (Look for the icons below denoting either in-person or virtual format!) MCBA’s teaching artists are eager to connect with you.

Workshops are eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Certificate programs. Enrollees receive a 20% discount on tuition. MCBA members receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Have questions about registration and withdrawal policies? This PDF contains a detailed list of policies and FAQs. If you are a teaching artist, you can propose a virtual workshop here.

Add your name to a wait list if a workshop you’d like to take is full. You’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.


Hardcover Book

with Anna Haglin
Wednesdays: October 27, November 3, 10, 17; 4:30-6:30pm CT

In this virtual workshop, learn how to make a hardcover book at home. An introduction to basic tools and materials will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make this binding again in different sizes and with a variety of materials. Learn how to find the grain direction of paper and book board, how to fold and sew paper to create pages, methods for creating a hardcover case using book board, and tips and tricks for attaching the hardcover to pages. Continue reading “Hardcover Book”

Quick and Dirty Letterpress Posters

with Monica Edwards Larson
Saturday: October 30; 10am–4pm CT

Welcome back to our print studios! Experience the hands-on satisfaction of printing your unique message through the tangible process of letterpress printing. Check out a selection of posters and broadsides featuring political messages and poetry, then learn beginning typesetting using wood type. Design and print your own small edition of posters on a Vandercook press. Continue reading “Quick and Dirty Letterpress Posters”