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.
with Karen Hanmer
Wednesday, January 20; 5–6:30pm CST
Join artist and fine binder Karen Hanmer as she shares an overview of her career and varied practice through the lens of running a business. Topics covered will include: networking; planning editioned work; pricing, exhibiting, and promoting that work; professional development; and the value of community. Continue reading “Book Biz”
with Anna Haglin
Tuesdays: February 9, 16, 23; 7–9pm CST
In this three-part virtual workshop, learn how to make a hardcover book at home. An introduction to basic tools and materials will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make this binding again in different sizes and with a variety of materials. Continue reading “Hardcover Book”
with Amanda D’Amico
Thursday, February 25; 6–9pm CST
Inspired by needlework samplers, this 3-hour workshop explores several decorative sewing patterns for single signature books. Building on a simple pamphlet stitch, participants will learn several stitches and execute them on a single, multi-signature book. Continue reading “Single Signature Sampler”
with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
Thursday, March 4; 6:30–9pm CST
Explore the playful book and toy form known as Jacob’s Ladder. First, various examples will be displayed and manipulated. Then, through the use of book board, ribbons, and imagery or text, participants will complete an eight-paneled book that can be displayed in multiple configurations. Continue reading “Jacob’s Ladder”