Papermaking & Paper Marbling

MCBA offers virtual and in-person workshops on a variety of topics, suitable for all skill levels. (Look for the icons below denoting either in-person or virtual format!) MCBA’s teaching artists are eager to connect with you.

Workshops are eligible for credit toward MCBA’s Certificate programs. Enrollees receive a 20% discount on tuition. 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.


Paper Marbling: Patterns 1

with Sally Power
Saturday, December 11; 10am–4pm CT

Patterns are an essential technique of marbling. Designed for those who have experience marbling, this in-person workshop will focus on classical patterns such as nonpareil, chevron, and their variations. Through instruction and demonstrations, learn how a single traditional marbling pattern is a starting point for multiple variations. Experiment with patterns and begin to build your technique and palette with guidance from a seasoned practitioner. Take home marbled paper samples as well as a handout.  Continue reading “Paper Marbling: Patterns 1”

Paper Beater 101

with Anna Haglin
Saturday, December 18; 1–3pm CT

Get acquainted (or reacquainted!) with MCBA’s wet studio and paper beaters. Learn how to safely operate MCBA’s Reina and Hollander beaters for sheet forming and sculptural paper projects. Learn the idiosyncrasies of each beater and which fibers are best for each kind of beater, along with the process of recovering the beater and wet studio.  Continue reading “Paper Beater 101”