Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

with Erin Maurelli
Friday, October 4; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Gelli Plate printing is a playful approach to printmaking. This direct printing technique uses a gelatin substrate for printing by hand; no presses! Create beautifully textured images using acrylic paint and stencils. So much fun, it’s addictive.

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

Dirty Works: Marbling

with Heather RJ Fletcher
Friday, October 4; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Explore paper marbling – try your hand at “throwing” color and building patterns that you can use to decorate cards, journals, or other papercrafts.

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

Dirty Works: Color and Collage

with Laura Brown
Friday, October 4; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Collage is a meditative and intuitive way to create an image. Learn basic color theory and composition, then experiment with cutting shapes and arranging them to create images and patterns.

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

Dirty Works: Holiday Postcard Printing

with Laura Brown
Friday, November 1; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Get to know MCBA’s platen presses, perfect for printing small items like cards. Together, the workshop will set a few short phrases in wood or large metal type, and print sets of special cards for sending to the ones you love! Participants will leave with 12 postcards ready to send.

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

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

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Friday, December 6; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Learn the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion! Hand-pull a two-color print on a tote bag and paper.

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

Dirty Works: Origami Star Book

with Laurel Jedamus
Friday, December 6; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Create a small book that unfolds into a 3-dimensional star. Start by making pages using a simple origami fold, then add covers to create a unique and decorative item that is both a book and an ornament.

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

Dirty Works: Carve and Stamp Wrapping Paper

with Laura Brown
Friday, December 6; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Learn the basics of relief printing by carving your own stamp and creating a repeat pattern on paper. This is perfect for creating festive handmade gift wrap (and many other uses)! Participants will leave with two 18×24 inch sheets of wrapping paper, ready for holiday gift-giving, and their own stamps for future printing and experimenting.

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