Open Studio: Letterpress, Screen printing, Bookbinding, Papermaking

$50 (10% discount for MCBA members)
An hourly rate of $15 (10% discount for MCBA members) may be available the night of Open Studio at The Shop (hourly participants may not register in advance)
Experience and training required

Letterpress:
Set type, make polymer plates, print on MCBA’s presses and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Presses are selected upon participant arrival on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants must have taken a beginning letterpress workshop (other than Dirty Works) in order to register. Fee covers black ink and solvents; supply your own paper.

DateRegistration
10/15
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10/22Click to register
10/29
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11/5
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11/12
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11/19
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11/26Click to register
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12/10
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Screen printing:
Prep screens, expose and print in MCBA’s darkroom and printing studio, and enjoy the fellowship of other artists. Fee covers screen use and emulsion; supply your own ink and paper.

DateRegistration
10/15Click to register
10/22Click to register
10/29Click to register
11/5Click to register
11/12Click to register
11/19Click to register
11/26Click to register
12/3Click to register
12/10Click to register
12/17Click to register
1/7Click to register
1/14Click to register
1/21Click to register
1/28Click to register
2/4Click to register
2/11Click to register
2/18Click to register
2/25Click to register
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3/10Click to register
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3/24Click to register
3/31Click to register
4/7Click to register
4/14Click to register
4/21Click to register
4/28Click to register

Bookbinding:
Open Studio provides access to binding tools, cutting equipment, and fellowship! Work on your own projects in the company of other artists in a friendly and supportive environment. Fee covers tool use plus some consumables (thread and PVA); supply your own book board, cloth, paper and other needs.

DateRegistration
10/15Click to register
10/22Click to register
10/29Click to register
11/5Click to register
11/12Click to register
11/19Click to register
11/26Click to register
12/3Click to register
12/10Click to register
12/17Click to register
1/7Click to register
1/14Click to register
1/21Click to register
1/28Click to register
2/4Click to register
2/11Click to register
2/18Click to register
2/25Click to register
3/3Click to register
3/10Click to register
3/17Click to register
3/24Click to register
3/31Click to register
4/7Click to register
4/14Click to register
4/21Click to register
4/28Click to register

Papermaking:
Bring your prepared paper fiber for sheet-forming or beat fiber for future sheet-forming. The paper studio has a variety of moulds and deckles for making sheets, two hydraulic presses, plenty of vats and felts with air-drying racks and restraint dryers. Attendees should schedule a time to pick up their paper the following day. The studio’s two Valley beaters can each hold approximately .75 lb. (dry) of fiber (rag or half-stuff), and the Reina beater can hold up to 2 lb. (dry) of fiber (half-stuff only). Beaters are selected upon participant arrival, first-come-first-served. Pre-weigh and pre-soak all fibers to be beaten.

DateRegistration
10/15Click to register
10/22Click to register
10/29Click to register
11/5Click to register
11/12Click to register
11/19Click to register
11/26Click to register
12/3Click to register
12/10Click to register
12/17Click to register
1/7Click to register
1/14Click to register
1/21Click to register
1/28Click to register
2/4Click to register
2/11Click to register
2/18Click to register
2/25Click to register
3/3Click to register
3/10Click to register
3/17Click to register
3/24Click to register
3/31Click to register
4/7Click to register
4/14Click to register
4/21Click to register
4/28Click to register