“This is Book Art” Workshop Series
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Free and open to the public
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, MCBA hosted a series of free presentations and reduced price workshops throughout 2015, offering opportunities for interaction, discussion and skill-building with leaders in the field.
At each month’s Book Arts Roundtable artists’ talks, attendees learned more about the field of book arts and about each teaching artist’s work. Roundtables were free and held in MCBA’s studios.
Workshops required pre-registration; each workshop was $125 plus a $20 supply fee. Normally $290 or more, these workshops were discounted thanks to special support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. All skill levels were welcome, from beginners to advanced.
Workshop participants also received free admission to the Book Art Biennial Symposium (July 25-26, 2015) and an opportunity to share their artwork as part of our community exhibition, Parts of a Whole III (August through October 2015).
List of events:
Beyond Book Covers: Considering Containers
with Jody Williams of Flying Paper Press
Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, February 20
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22
The Traditional Codex and its Contemporary Uses
with Jana Pullman of Western Slope Bindery
Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, March 20
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, March 21–22
Objectifying the Book Object
with Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling of Indulgence Press
Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, April 24
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, April 25–26
Handmade Paper in Three Dimensions
with paper artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, May 15; 7pm
Workshop Two Saturdays: May 16 and 23; 10am–5pm
Message and Medium: Connected Content through the Book Arts
with Regula Russelle of Cedar Fence Press
Free Roundtable Artist’s Talk Friday, June 12; 7pm
Workshop Saturday and Sunday, June 13–14; 10am–5pm
For more information about other anniversary-related events throughout 2015, visit our 30th Anniversary page.
This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.