Marbling Lab

$45 (10% discount for MCBA members) +$15 supply fee
Marbling experience required
Multiple Saturday offerings; 10am-4pm

Marbling experience required

Marbling lab provides access to marbling tools and equipment in MCBA’s wet studio for practitioners to build their skills outside of classes. Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers use of 16×20 inch tanks of carrageenan, rakes, alum, brushes, cups and eye droppers; supply your own Golden Fluid Acrylic paint and paper. Please note: Carrageenan is used for western-style marbling only. If you plan to practice suminagashi, please call the Shop to let a staff member know so carrageenan is not prepared for you unnecessarily.

DateRegistration
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12/7Click to register

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking

$50 (10% discount for MCBA members)
An hourly rate of $15 (10% discount for MCBA members) may be available the night of Open Studio at The Shop (hourly participants may not register in advance)
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA’s presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Presses are selected upon participant arrival on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants must have taken a beginning letterpress workshop (other than Dirty Works) in order to register. Fee covers black ink and solvents; supply your own paper.

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10/8
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10/15
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10/29
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11/5
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11/12
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11/19
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12/10
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Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA’s darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsion; supply your own ink and paper.

DateRegistration
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8/27Click to register
9/3Click to register
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Bookbinding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own book board, cloth, paper and other needs.

DateRegistration
8/13Click to register
8/20Click to register
8/27Click to register
9/3Click to register
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9/17Click to register
9/24Click to register
10/1Click to register
10/8Click to register
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11/5Click to register
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11/26Click to register
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Papermaking:
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming or beat fiber for future sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day. The studio’s two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75 lb. (dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2 lb. (dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). Beaters are selected upon participant arrival, first-come-first-served. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten.

DateRegistration
8/13Click to register
8/20Click to register
8/27Click to register
9/3Click to register
9/10Click to register
9/17Click to register
9/24Click to register
10/15Click to register
10/22Click to register
10/29Click to register
11/5Click to register
11/12Click to register
11/19Click to register
11/26Click to register
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Cutting Equipment Training

$15 (10% discount for MCBA members)

If you aren’t already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA’s bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

DateRegistration
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Paper Beater Training

$15 (10% discount for MCBA members)
Papermaking experience required

If you aren’t already trained to use our paper beaters, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA’s paper beaters, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

DateRegistration
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11/5Click to register
12/3Click to register