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.
with Ben Blount
Wednesday, June 23; 7–8:30pm CT
Join us for a virtual artist talk with Ben Blount, an artist, designer, and printer interested in notions of American identity, race, and culture. Ben Blount’s exhibition, Eyes Wide Shut, was on display in the windows of Minnesota Center for Book Arts from January-March 2021, viewable from the sidewalk along Washington Avenue. Continue reading “Artist Talk: “Eyes Wide Shut””
with Paula McCartney
Thursday, July 22; 7–9pm
Books are a dynamic and intimate way to share work and offer a viewing experience that is not tied to a specific time and location. Join current McKnight Book Artist Fellow Paula McCartney as she shares the various kinds of photo-based artist’s books she has made during the past twenty years, from small edition handmade artist’s books to larger edition press-printed multiples. Continue reading “Artist Talk & Lecture: Photo-Based Artist’s Books”
with Aimee Lee
Wednesday, August 18; 4–6pm CT
Join us for an artist talk and demonstration with Aimee Lee, an artist, papermaker, writer, and the leading hanji (Korean handmade paper) researcher and practitioner in North America. While studying papermaking in the US, Aimee noticed a gap in paper history and decided to research, learn, and teach Korean papermaking to fill that gap. Continue reading “Artist Talk & Demo: The Art of Korean Paper”
with Hannah Chalew
Wednesday, September 22; 4:30–6:30pm CT
Join us for a virtual artist talk and demo with Hannah Chalew, a New Orleans-based artist, activist, and educator. Chalew’s artwork explores what it means to live in a time of global warming with a collective uncertain future—and specifically what that means for those living in Southern Louisiana. Through research and experimentation over the last few years, Chalew developed a paper made with bagasse (ground sugarcane) and plastic waste called “plasticane.” Continue reading “Papermaking for a Livable Future: Artist Talk & Demo”
with Kay Healy
Wednesday, October 20; 7–9pm CT
Join for a virtual artist talk with Kay Healy, a Philadelphia-based artist whose interview-based work investigates themes of home, loss, displacement, and resilience through life-sized drawn, painted, and screen-printed fabric installations. Kay Healy’s exhibition, Victory, will be on display in the Outlook Gallery at Minnesota Center for Book Arts from September–October 2021, viewable from the sidewalk along Washington Avenue. Continue reading “Fiber Stories: Artist Talk & Demo”