Origami for Everyday Organization

with Monica Howell
Wednesday, September 25; 6-9pm

Learn how to fold a variety of origami boxes, dishes, and trays that can be used to package gifts, store office supplies, organize a desk drawer, store or display jewelry, serve candy or snacks, or as seasonal decorations. Practice your origami skills on different types and sizes of paper and learn how to adjust paper proportions to create larger boxes and trays. Leave the workshop with a variety of boxes and trays, instructions for creating future items, and a selection of papers for future use.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 supply fee

Less Junk, More Flowers: Origami Flowers from Recycled Materials

with Karine Rupp-Stanko
Sunday, September 29; 1-3pm

Turn your junk mail into beautiful origami flowers! Learn how to fold origami flowers using a modular technique. Build your skills practicing this fold while sharing in conversation about ways to reduce our impact on the environment such as how to receive less unwanted solicitation mailings.

Certificate: Category D

$40 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee

Origami Drawers

with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, October 17; 6-9pm

Learn to fold a unique style of origami drawers and a case to hold them. With small changes the case can go from accommodating one drawer to up to five! The drawers can be used vertically or horizontally. Use the drawers for small gifts, candies, or other treasures.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee

Continuing Pointed Pen Calligraphy

with Kris MacDonald
Sundays, November 3 and 10; 1-4pm
Pointed Pen Calligraphy required

Expand your pointed pen calligraphy skills and learn to make beautiful medallion and free-form foliage designs to enhance your lettering. Designs will be broken down into easily learned elements. Enjoy playing with the pen to create imaginative accents while improving your lettering skills. Bring your calligraphic supplies: pen, ink, practice paper, slant board, etc.

Certificate: Category D

$108 + $10 supply fee

Origami Wallet

with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, November 7; 6-9pm

Learn to fold an origami wallet based on the structure of a Jacob’s ladder. Using beautiful papers, make one to use as a wallet or as a holder for any flat item, changing the proportions we’ll make a smaller version that could hold business cards. This structure is great for those new to origami, but also includes a challenging element for those experienced with paper folding. The wallet will be entirely made of and folded with paper.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee

Paper Engineering from the Bauhaus: Josef Albers to the Modern Day

with Eric Gjerde
Thursday, November 14; 6-9pm

Paper artist Eric Gjerde leads a workshop of experimentation and discovery in the spirit of Josef Albers’ preliminary course, using historical paper art exercises and creations from the Bauhaus School as well as modern designs and ideas that build on the original concepts. Participants will take techniques and create their own works within various design constraints, in line with Bauhaus methodology. The intent is to open minds and expand horizons while having a lot of fun playing with paper! As with the original Bauhaus workshops, all work will be done with our hands and basic tools in an entirely analog format.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 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

Origami Tatos

with Kathleen Sheridan
Wednesday, December 11; 6-9pm

A tato is a flat envelope, box, or container. Tato folds are a Japanese tradition that began as a mere paper container or envelope used for holding small items such as buttons, coins, or thread. Tato folding has evolved into very decorative boxes, containers, envelopes, and purses. Learn to make a variety of tatos to hold small items, to use as a note or gift, or to enhance your art.

Certificate: Category D

$60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee