Family 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.

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.


Family Workshop: Let’s Make T-Shirts!

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos & Kirsten Olson
Saturday, March 6; 1–2:30pm CT
For families with children ages 6 and up.

Push up your sleeves and get ready to design and print your very own new favorite shirt. Try your hand at cutting simple stencils and brush on some ink to make it truly tee-rific! This virtual workshop accommodates a range of developmental levels so that adults and children may choose to work together or side by side. Continue reading “Family Workshop: Let’s Make T-Shirts!”

Family Workshop: Boxmaking for Baked Goodies

with Joanna Manning
Saturday, March 20; 1–2pm CT
For families with children ages 4 and up.

This virtual boxmaking workshop for families is perfect for creating containers to hold your baked goodies. Joanna will introduce you to If You Give a Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff, a book about a hungry guest, and then she’ll guide you through making a box for your favorite baked goods! Continue reading “Family Workshop: Boxmaking for Baked Goodies”

Family Workshop: Let’s Make Veggie Prints!

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Saturday, April 10; 1–2:30pm CT
For families with children ages 6 and up.

Stop playing with your food and start printing with it! Let’s get creative with different kinds of vegetables and serve up some delicious-looking gel prints. After all, you can never have too much on your gel plate! This virtual workshop accommodates a range of developmental levels so that adults and children may choose to work together or side by side. Continue reading “Family Workshop: Let’s Make Veggie Prints!”