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.
with Michelle Blodgett
Saturday, October 9; 10am–4pm CT
Welcome back to our studios! Experience the magic of marbling firsthand with this single-day, in-studio workshop! Learn the basic process of paper marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to be used in bookbinding and other arts. Continue reading “Introduction to Marbling”
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Saturday, October 16; 10am–4pm CT
Take your marbling skills to a new level! In this in-studio workshop (hooray!), learn to make newly-designed, contemporary patterns. Inspired by traditional marbling, these patterns bring a familiar but fresh take on a centuries-old art form. Discussions include the science of marbling, critiques, and troubleshooting. Continue reading “Modern Marbling”
with Anna Haglin & James Kleiner
Saturdays: October 23 & 30; 10am–2pm CT
Join us in our papermaking studios again! Learn the tools, terminology, and procedures of European-style papermaking in this in-person studio workshop. Participants will be guided through fiber preparation, the process of using moulds and deckles to form sheets, and techniques for pressing and drying. Our focus will be on consistent sheet formation and safe, effective beater use, thereby giving participants a solid grounding in materials and techniques for future independent papermaking in MCBA’s studios. Continue reading “European Papermaking”