Adult Classes

Feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity, and get your hands dirty!

MCBA offers classes for adults on a wide variety of topics and at all skill levels, from total beginner to seasoned expert. Supply fees cover workshop materials and expendable studio supplies such as solvents, rags, waste disposal, safety supplies and small tools. Sales tax is included in the total.

Adult classes are 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.

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Class TitleStart DatePreview
Marbling LabMultiple Dates Available
Introduction to Marbling (Section A)Saturday, January 12
Book Art Critique SeminarSaturday, January 12
Origami: LanternsWednesday, January 16
Letterpress IWednesday, January 16
Introduction to BindingThursday, January 17
Japanese Papermaking and DecorationThursday, January 17
Introduction to Design: Notan IntensiveSaturday, January 19
Origami: Chinese ZodiacSaturday, January 26
Calligraphy: Gothic Black LetterSunday, January 27
Origami: Year of the PigThursday, January 31
Dirty Works: Papercutting in Full ColorFriday, February 1
Dirty Works: Paper MarblingFriday, February 1
Dirty Works: Valentine Postcard PrintingFriday, February 1
Valentine Postcard PrintingSunday, February 3
Paper Marbling: Patterns I (Section A)Sunday, February 3
Garden MonotypesSunday, February 3
Movables and Popups in Artists’ BooksMonday, February 4
Introduction to Screen PrintingMonday, February 4
Origami: Valentine Heart BoxThursday, February 14
Binding a Historic Model: Nag HammadiSaturday, February 16
Platen Letterpress for Correspondence Saturday, February 16
Tablet PortfolioSunday, February 17
Make Your Own BookclothThursday, February 21
Fabric MarblingSaturday, February 23
Cartonnage: Art Deco BoxSaturday, February 23
Bind Your Own SketchbooksSunday, February 24
Dirty Works: Blizzard BookFriday, March 1
Dirty Works: Gelli Plate PrintingFriday, March 1
Dirty Works: Letterpress Printed Exquisite Corpse PosterFriday, March 1
Introduction to Marbling (Section B)Sunday, March 3
Single-Evening Screen Printing: Collaborative Book ProjectWednesday, March 6
Advanced Binding II: Full Leather BindingThursday, March 7
Dimensional PapermakingThursday, March 7
Polymer Platemaking for LetterpressSaturday, March 9
Sketchbook: Reverse Piano Hinge BindingMonday, March 11
D.I.Y. Bindery ToolsSaturday, March 16
The Ornamental ImageSaturday, March 16
Content Development for Small, Handmade BooksMonday, March 18
SuminagashiSaturday, March 23
Weekend Introduction to LetterpressSaturday, March 23
Pointed Pen Calligraphy ISaturday, March 23
Introduction to Book ArtsSaturday, March 30
Letterpress IIThursday, April 4
Dirty Works: Paper MarblingFriday, April 5
Dirty Works: Screen PrintingFriday, April 5
Dirty Works: Simple Sewn and Folded BooksFriday, April 5
Introduction to Coptic Binding Saturday, April 13
Introduction to Marbling (Section C)Sunday, April 14
Origami: Mini Books and BookcaseThursday, April 18
Edge Decoration for BindingsSaturday, April 20
Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with LayersThursday, April 25
Paper Marbling: Patterns I (Section B)Saturday, April 27
Clamshell BoxSaturday, April 27
Introduction to Design: Color and CompositionSaturday, April 27
Typesetting Off The GridSaturday, April 27
Extreme MarblingSunday, April 28
Modern MarblingSunday, May 5