Simple Slipcase Construction

with Anna Haglin
Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25; 7–9pm CT

A slipcase can be an aesthetically pleasing buffer between your favorite book and the elements of your living space, like coffee rings and dust. Its construction is basic and flexible enough to also be used to store prints, photographs, or any other loose and fragile items. Learn all the stages of boxmaking (including measuring, cutting, gluing, covering, and lining) and gain familiarity with the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to build your own handmade box.

This virtual workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in bookbinding.

Anna Haglin (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Moorhead, Minnesota. She attended Smith College in Massachusetts and earned her MA and MFA in printmaking at the University of Iowa. She completed a two-year apprenticeship in bookbinding at Arion Press in San Francisco and a studio assistantship at the Women’s Studio Workshop. She was awarded a residency at MCBA in 2012 and is currently Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has taught courses in foil imaging, foraging/herbarium-making, and papermaking with invasive plants. To learn more click here.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $75 supply fee*
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $75 supply 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.
*International participants will be charged an additional shipping fee.

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 supplies 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 supply fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 5/2 at midnight (CT).