Mystery Box Artist’s Book

with Yuka Petz
Tuesday, January 31; 5–7:30pm CT

It’s time to break out of your material comfort zone and think with your hands! Participants will be mailed a Mini-But-Mighty Mystery Box of Materials, which must not be opened until the virtual workshop. After a brief discussion of what defines a book and “bookness,” participants will open their boxes and make an artist’s book following three simple rules:

    1. You must complete your artist’s book in 60 minutes.
    2. You must use all materials in the box.
    3. You may only use the materials in the box.

After our intuitive creation time is up, we will show and share our finished artist’s books. This workshop is designed for all levels of book artists, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Please note: Materials in the workshop image are representative. Actual mystery box contents will differ.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 2.5 hours, Category C or D

$65/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $20 supply fee*
$35 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $20 supply fee*
We are offering a scholarship 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 scholarship rates available.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 1/20 at midnight (CT).