Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock Printing)

with Michael Benedetti
Mondays, March 16-April 6; 6-9pm

This four-week workshop will explore the tools and techniques of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, or Mokuhanga. Participants will generate their own imagery and create either 1-2 single layer or multi-layer prints. Explore the history of Mokuhanga as well as how to create your own prints at home without the use of print shop tools and machinery. Learn traditional Mokuhanga carving and printing etiquette, including how to carve a woodblock, register imagery to print on paper, blending colors, hand printing using barrens and wooden spoons, and how to properly sign and number an edition of prints.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$216 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 supply fee


Dirty Works: Screen Printing

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Friday, April 3; 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


Letterpress II

with CB Sherlock
Saturday-Sunday, April 4 & 5; 9am-5pm

Become proficient on the Vandercook press while creating one collaborative class project and one self-directed project. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, mixing custom ink colors, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing a small book. Letterpress I or equivalent required.

Certificate: 16 hours, Category B

$288 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee


Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers!

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays, April 15-May13; 6-9pm

This project-driven course will focus on the methods, techniques, and procedures employed in screen printing an edition of prints with multiple layers. Gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing. Explore registration methods and techniques, creating color separations and artwork for positives, mixing inks, printing effectively, and planning for successful screen prints. Each participant will create at least one edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Participants will also have the option to make simple prints on apparel. Previous screen printing experience required.

Certificate: 15 hours, Category C

$270 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 supply fee