SUPER Book Arts HEROS

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, November 2; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Thor – and YOU! Create a super hero identity for our class super story. Hide your super identity with a mask (book). Wear a super hero cape (book). Build a secret super hero hideaway (book). And keep a list of super powers (book). Shazam!

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday 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

Thanksgiving Paper Dinner

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, November 23; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Celebrate the colors and aromas of Thanksgiving dinner by “cooking” up some paper. Start by pulling sheets of white paper, then add onion skin yellow, cabbage purple, cranberry red, orange orange, and more! Use herbs and spices, such as crumpled sage, grated cinnamon and nutmeg, too. (Waterproof shoes are suggested.)

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday 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

Printed Holiday Notecards

Saturday, November 23; 1-4pm
For families with children ages 6 and up

Embrace your holiday spirit by making your own cards this year! Create notecards with a festive image and letterpress greeting while learning to use MCBA’s printing presses. Students will design their own holiday images and choose from text from a variety of messages.

Adult/Child pair: $50 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $25 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee

Marbled Paper Holiday Ornaments and Gift Tags

Saturday, November 30; 10:30am-1:30pm
For families with children ages 6 and up

Learn the ancient art of traditional Japanese suminagashi paper marbling to create papers with beautiful designs and colorful patterns. Marble multiple sheets and then make a set of gift tags and holiday star-shaped ornaments. This class promises a beautifully original set of holiday treasures! Please bring a snack or bag lunch for a break midway through the class.

Adult/Child pair: $50 (10% discount for members) + $10 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $25 (10% discount for members) + $5 supply fee

Magical Kingdom of Book Arts

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, January 18; class 10am-12 noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Rally royalty for Jean Gralley’s Yonderfel’s Castle and then build a pop-up castle book of your own! Make a magic wand-on-a-stick book for your court magician. Fold a dragon book as tall as you to guard the drawbridge. And create a crown-in-your-pocket book to wear at your court occasions.

Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday 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 can 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 a partner. Older children will receive suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/Child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participant (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Bookish Hand Puppets

with Nancy Ariza
Saturday, January 18; 1pm-3pm
For families with children ages 6 and up

Become a master puppeteer by creating your own hand puppet characters! Learn basic bookmaking techniques and combine them with color and collage to bring your unique creations to life.

Adult/child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Preschool Book Arts

with Ellen Ferrari
Thursdays, January 23-February 27; 1:30-2:30pm
For families with children ages 3-5

Get a jump on literacy in interactive preschool book arts workshops! Make paper; print patterns, shapes, and letters; and construct colorful books in a fun environment. Each workshop begins by reading a story and continues by investigating examples produced by working artists. Vocabulary, tools, and processes are also introduced. These workshops emphasize visual decision-making, improve manual dexterity, encourage a love of books, and can be repeated over and over again as projects change each session. Dress for mess.

Register for Preschool Book Arts 6 week session
Adult/child pair: $60 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $30 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $6 supply fee

Register for Wacky Books, January 23; 1:30-2:30pm

Register for Block Printing, January 30; 1:30-2:30pm

Register for Printing Press ABC’s, February 6; 1:30-2:30pm

Register for Marbling, February 13; 1:30-2:30pm

Register for Movable Winter Books, February 20; 1:30-2:30pm

Register for Papermaking, February 27; 1:30-2:30pm

Single sessions
Adult/child pair: $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $8 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $1 supply fee

Sweet Books for the Sweet

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, February 1; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Valentines Day at MCBA = sweets and books. Enjoy Pinky’s Sweet Tooth by Michele Malkin and then bind books using REAL sweets! Licorice whip stitch books. Candy stick binding books. Lollipop on a stick books. Snack-sized chocolate bar books. And books with candy wrapper covers – after you eat the two candies!

Join us on Saturday mornings for 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 can 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 a partner. Older children will receive suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

Hurray for Fish!

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, March 14; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Get hooked on Lucy Cousins’ Hurray for Fish! and then get hooked on gyotaku – Japanese fish printing! Use newsprint, color tissue papers, paint, brushes, and a wide variety of rubbery fish–from small drum to large walleye. Have a chance to try gyotaku with rice paper and a real fish, too!

Join us on Saturday mornings for 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 can 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 a partner. Older children will receive suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA memberss) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

April Showers = May Flowers

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, April 18; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

MCBA’s watery pulp and Lisa Bruce’s Fran’s Flower start our wet and flowery fun. First pull white cotton sheets. Plant gardens with colors and flower petals. AND sow with seeds to grow at home. AND create 2D flower shapes with deckles and fingers. AND build 3D flower shapes after the paper is pressed! Water- safe shoes suggested.

Join us on Saturday mornings for 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 can 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 a partner. Older children will receive suggestions for extending their learning.

Adult/child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee

LEGO Letterpress

with Jason Yoh
Saturday, April 18; 1pm-3pm
For families with children ages 6 and up

Use your love of LEGO as a design tool! In this fun, hands-on workshop, use LEGO and a printing press to create a unique and playful work of art. After the session, you’ll know how to make prints of your own at home.

Adult/child pair: $32 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $5 supply fee
Additional participants (adult or child): $16 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $2.50 supply fee