Adult Virtual Workshops

In an effort to support social distancing and to continue to spark the artistic impulse in all of us, MCBA is offering live, virtual workshops on a variety of topics, suitable for all skill levels. Art and meaningful connection are more important now than ever! With the help of an online platform, MCBA’s teaching artists are eager to connect with you wherever you are. Workshops are interactive and not recorded.

Virtual workshops are eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Certificate programs. Enrollees receive a 20% discount on tuition while registration is open. MCBA members receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Have questions? This PDF contains a detailed list of FAQs.  If you are a teaching artist, you can propose a virtual workshop here.


Add your name to a wait list if a workshop you’d like to take is full. You’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.


Folded Greetings & Other Surprises

with Mary Leikvold
Thursdays: November 12, 19; 7–9pm CST

Make little structures, envelopes, and other folded treats to give as holiday gifts or to use for ordinary and special occasions. On the first night, learn two folded paper structures that can be embellished and can hold written notes or drawings—a spiral fold that becomes a flower-like object and an elegant packet that unfolds to reveal a writing surface within. Continue reading “Folded Greetings & Other Surprises”

Mechanical Cards: Holiday Edition (section B, youth & adults)

with Shawn Sheehy
Saturday, November 28; 1–3pm CST
Youth ages 11 and up are welcome! All participants ages 11–17 must register and attend with an adult.

Stir a little whimsy into your holiday by creating a festive and gift-worthy set of movable, mechanical cards. Each card features a traditional movable structure that’s been adapted to accommodate the heaviness of cereal box chipboard. Continue reading “Mechanical Cards: Holiday Edition (section B, youth & adults)”