Adult Workshops

MCBA offers workshops for adults on a wide variety of topics and at all skill levels, from total beginner to seasoned practitioner. Supply fees cover workshop materials and consumable studio supplies. Feed your curiosity, stretch your creativity, and get your hands dirty!

Adult workshops are eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Core Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Book Arts; more information is available on the Certificate Programs page. An early bird discount is available for those enrolled in the Certificate program when registration opens until about two weeks into the session. To view PDFs of our recent newsletters, complete with class listings and certificate information, please visit our Newsletters page.

Register ONLINE using the buttons below, IN PERSON at The Shop at MCBA, or BY PHONE at 612-215-2520. Register early as availability is limited and classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

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Class TitleStart DatePreview
Dos-à-Dos, Two WaysThursday, June 27
Freedom of the Press: Broadsides and the Hand PressSaturday, June 29
The Potential of Pulp PaintingSaturday, June 29
Letterpress ISaturday, July 6
Digital File Preparation for PlatemakingThursday, July 11
Introduction to Design: Drawing for the TerrifiedThursday, July 11
Drumleaf BindingSunday, July 14
Modern MarblingSunday, July 14
Screen Printing on PaperSunday, July 14
Two Pamphlet Stitch VariationsMonday, July 15
Tab and Fold BookWednesday, July 17
Mini Japanese ScreensSaturday, July 20
Japanese Papermaking and DecorationSaturday, July 20
SuminagashiSaturday, July 20
Paste PapersSaturday, July 27
Screen Printing on FabricSaturday, July 27
Introduction to Western-Style PapermakingSunday, July 28
Dirty Works: Painting on the PressFriday, August 2
Dirty Works: SuminagashiFriday, August 2
Dirty Works: Tunnel BooksFriday, August 2
Movables and Popups in Artists’ BooksSaturday, August 3
Spirited JournalingWednesday, August 7
Beginning Book RepairSaturday, August 10
Papermaking with ClothesSaturday, August 10
Paper Marbling: Special EffectsSaturday, August 17
Introduction to Marbling (Section B)Sunday, August 18
MASTER CLASS: Classic Watercolor Marbling - WAITLISTTuesday, October 1
MASTER CLASS: Acrylic Marbling - WAITLISTSunday, October 6
Enhanced Paper Decoration: Paste Paper, Under-painting, Stamping, and MarblingThursday, October 10