Preschool Workshops

MCBA offers select book arts workshops for preschoolers, ages 2–6, and their adult caregivers. In these workshops, preschoolers grow their interest in books and visual arts and feel pride as they engage in artmaking in a book arts studio regularly accessed by working artists. Ellen Ferrari leads these workshops and designed the curriculum to meet preschoolers where they are both developmentally and with their interests in mind.

In printing workshops, preschoolers learn the basics of object and relief printing, work with tools like brayers and barens, and build fine motor skills using stamps and inking blocks. Bookmaking workshops introduce preschoolers to the parts of a book, tools like bone folders and glue sticks, and help preschoolers build fine motor skills by folding basic preschool book structures.