Mini Japanese Screens – Closed

with Sheila Asato
Saturday, July 20; 10am-4pm

Often featured as a backdrop for a flower arrangement or a display of small objects, Japanese folding screens are viewed as a work of art in and of themselves. Learn how to make a small folding screen with traditional Japanese paper hinges. Then, cover your screen with paper collage using decorative Japanese papers, your own artwork, or magazine images.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 supply fee

Dirty Works: Tunnel Books

with Jill Weese
Friday, August 2; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Create a simple, layered, 3-dimensional scene in this popular sculptural book. Start with one section and you will add sections to see how the book changes with each additional layer. Tunnel books are fun sculptural books easily made at home with minimal tools.

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

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

Beginning Book Repair

with Jana Pullman
Sat-Sun, August 10 & 11; 10am-5pm
Intro to Binding (or equivalent) recommended

Where do you to start with your collection of books that need some repair? With this course we will begin with the basics. Learning about the materials and adhesives used in repair and some simple techniques such as cleaning paper and cloth, tear mends, end sheet repair and replacement, reattaching loose or torn out pages and repairs to corner and spines. Students will learn minor repairs and recognize their limits. Bring three books in need of repair to the first class (no leather).

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A or B

$220 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 supply fee