Cutting Equipment Lab

Tuesdays: 5–9pm or Saturdays: 10am–4pm CT, hourly reservations

Cut paper and book board using MCBA’s cutting equipment! Two guillotine paper cutters cut stacks of paper and two board shears cut large sheets of paper (also called “parent” sheets). Cutting Equipment Lab offers individuals an opportunity to reserve an hour-long time slot during Studio Lab to prepare paper and board for future projects. Studio Labs are not eligible for Certificate credit.

Experience Required: Prior training on safe and effective use of MCBA’s guillotine paper cutter and board shears is required. If this equipment is new to you and you are interested in learning how to use it, register for Cutting Equipment Orientation instead.

Registration closes 24 hours in advance. Instructions on how to enter MCBA for Studio Lab will be sent in a confirmation email once registration is complete. 

Tuesdays: 5–9pm CT, hourly reservations
$10 (10% member discount)
$5 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants* (10% member discount)
To register, select a date to see the timeslots available.

Tuesday, June 25; 5–6pm, 6–7pm, 7–8pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, July 9; 5–6pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, July 16; 5–6pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, July 23; 5–6pm, 6–7pm, 7–8pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, August 6; 5–6pm, 6–7pm, 7–8pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, August 13; 5–6pm, 6–7pm, 7–8pm, 8–9pm CT

Tuesday, August 20; 5–6pm, 8–9pm CT

Saturdays: 10am–4pm CT, hourly reservations
$10 (10% member discount)
$5 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship participants* (10% member discount)
To register, select a date to see the timeslots available.

Saturday, August 3; 10–11am, 11–12am, 12–1pm, 1–2pm, 2–3pm, 3–4pm

*MCBA offers two scholarship types for Studio Labs—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.