with Bridget O’Malley
Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20; 6–9pm CT
Learn the tools, terminology, and procedures of European-style papermaking in this in-person studio workshop. Participants will be guided through fiber preparation, the process of using molds and deckles to form sheets, and techniques for pressing and drying. Our focus will be on consistent sheet formation and safe, effective beater use, thereby giving participants a solid grounding in materials and techniques for future independent papermaking in MCBA’s Papermaking Labs.
Participants need to return to pick up their paper on Saturday, 10/29 or later in The Shop at MCBA to allow the wet sheets of paper time to dry while pressed flat for a few days.
Please note that papermaking is a wet and physical process that involves repeated lifting and bending. Accommodations can be made for individuals specific needs (please share these when registering) and we encourage all abilities to participate in ways that feel safe and comfortable.
All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 9 hours, Category A; fulfills Core paper requirement
$198/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 materials fee
$98 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated, have received a booster dose, and wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios. Proof of vaccination must be received three days (72 hours) before the start of the workshop or enrollment is subject to cancellation with a full refund. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.
Please note: Registration closes 9/30 at midnight (CT).