Papermaking & Paper Marbling

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.


Natural Indigo: Use & Preparation

with Radha Pandey
Sat–Sun, February 20 & 21; 10–11am CST

Learn how to set up and maintain the fruit vat—a type of natural indigo vat. Instruction will cover the history of indigo in India, how to be conscientious when sourcing this and other dyes, using natural indigo for projects on cloth, reviving the vat for re-use over a long period, as well as safe disposal of the vat after you are finished with it. Continue reading “Natural Indigo: Use & Preparation”