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 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

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