Let’s Go to the Museum

with Ellen Ferrari
Tuesday, July 23; 10am-noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Come and meet two artists in When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden. Learn to make paper with white cotton pulp, then “paint” your masterpieces with pulp in a rainbow of colors. Use colorful yarn and eye droppers for added artistic effects. “Art Opening” snacks will be served. Water safe shoes suggested.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Tuesday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $40 (10% discount for MCBA memberss) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $20 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Fairy Tales, Myths, Magic, and Books: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class

with Marie Olofsdotter and MCBA staff
Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2; 9am-noon
For children ages 9-11

Explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, along the way encountering menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book. This class is perfect for anyone who loves to write, loves magic, and likes bookmaking.

To register for this class, please visit the Loft Literary Center’s website: www.loft.org

Let’s Go to the Junkyard

with Ellen Ferrari
Tuesday, July 30; 10am-noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Wander through the wonderful world of trash in Rodney A. Greenblatt’s wacky Aunt Ippy’s House of Junk. Turn wacky junk into one-of-a-kind books – CD m-folds, yogurt cup donut folds, TP tube scrolls and cereal box pop-ups. Fill with shredded money, leftover wallpaper, address stickers, and more. Enjoy “wacky” snacks.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Tuesday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $40 (10% discount for MCBA memberss) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $20 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Let’s Go to the Pet Store

with Ellen Ferrari
Tuesday, August 6; 10am-noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Celebrate pets with And Here’s to You by David Elliot. Create imaginary pets with shape stamps. Fill a pet store with animal stamps and cookie cutters. Print pet pictures using letters D-O-G, C-A-T, etc. Celebrate running and flying pets with a roller stamp. Celebrate swimming pets by fish printing. Animal crackers for all.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Tuesday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into book arts projects. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $40 (10% discount for MCBA memberss) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $20 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Book Arts Monarchs

with MCBA Teaching Artists

Explore the monarch butterfly’s four stages of transformation through book arts! Learn a new book arts process each day around the theme of transformation. Marble paper, print on a printing press, make an accordion book, create imagery with popups and cut-paper, and bind a hardcover sketchbook to fill with notes and drawings.

$165 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $45 supply fee

For children ages 6-8:
Mon-Fri: August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; 9am-12noon

For children ages 9-12:
Mon-Fri: August 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; 1-4pm