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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 program. Enrollees receive a 20% discount on tuition while registration is open. MCBA members receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Have questions about registration and withdrawal policies? This PDF contains a detailed list of policies and 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.


Documentary Comics

with Camilo Aguirre
Saturdays: May 15, 22, 29; 10am-12pm CT

In this three-week workshop, Camilo Aguirre will share his artistic process and the developmental strategies he uses to create his comics. Beginning with an introduction to various formats used in documentary comics, the workshop covers the importance of point of view in the comic—who we are and what our position is in the world—as well as identifying blind spots and how to address them. Continue reading “Documentary Comics”

Zine-Making Against Climate Change

with Regula Russelle
Wednesdays: July 21, 28; 5–6:30pm CT

Zines are a super easy and inexpensive way to disseminate information to friends and to strangers. In this workshop you’ll explore how to make a zine related to the climate crisis. Content might range from “Veggie Gardening for Beginners” to pointers on “Zero Waste Practices” to “How to Talk with Legislators.” We will look at examples for inspiration, cover content development, practice a couple of simple zine structures, and learn how to make multiples and ways to share them. Continue reading “Zine-Making Against Climate Change”