Book Arts Boot Camp

Art and Design Classes for Kids and Teens

Wouldn’t it be fun to know how to make your own paper? Have you dreamed of hand binding your own journal or sketchbook? This multi-faceted class will jumpstart the printer, papermaker, and bookbinder within you!

Students will make piles of handmade paper to dye, bind into books, and use for printmaking. By the end, each student will make a half dozen or more book structures (traditional and sculptural).

The class will also experiment with several simple printmaking techniques (relief printing, stencil printing and more) designed to quickly get text and images onto the pages.

Students will leave class with a stack of handmade papers, several hard and soft covered books, and a portfolio of prints to keep or to share with friends. No previous experience required. / Facilities fee of $35 and materials fee of $65 in addition to tuition.

What to Bring: Packed lunch; sketchbook; ruler; pencil; scissors or x-acto knife; and Xerox images or text you may want to incorporate into your books or embed in your handmade paper. Most materials will be provided by the materials and facilities fees in addition to class tuition.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity and that can get wet; and rubber boots or water sandals for the first two days of class while we work in MCAD’s Paper Studio.

Students must be eleven years, and not older than fourteen years of age, on the first day of class. View complete policies here.

Class Scholarships and Savings

/ Financial-need scholarships available for teens ages 12-14 residing in Minneapolis proper. Learn more and apply online.
/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same day registrations only).


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Image courtesy of instructor Bridget O'Malley. Student projects will differ from instructor example.

Course Details

Course Number: CST 9316
Dates: Jul. 7 – Jul. 11
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (with a half-hour lunch)
Morrison Building Room M01
Non-Credit Tuition: $280.00

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