Printing Animal ABC’s

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, October 5; 10am-12noon
For families with children ages 2 and up

Meet the animals – Alligator to Zebra – in The Alphabet Tale By Jan Garten. Create your own rubbery animal letter to use over and over on the printing press. Fold and cut and color and collage our class animal alphabet letters into cards, books, bookmarks and even a circular zoo!

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

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