Book Arts Boot Camp

Students in this class will enjoy learning how to make their own paper and hand bind their own journals and sketchbooks. This multifaceted class will jump-start budding printers, papermakers, and bookbinders! Students will make piles of handmade paper to dye, bind into books, and use for printmaking. By the end, each student will have made a half dozen or more book structures, both traditional and sculptural. The class will also experiment with several simple printmaking techniques, including 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. Family and friends will be invited to a mini exhibition on Friday afternoon to view and celebrate the students’ work. / No previous experience required. / This class will have a 30 minute supervised lunch break. / Facilities fee of $35 and materials fee of $40 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete policies here.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. Please bring a packed lunch each day.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy and wet creativity. Rubber boots or shoes that can get wet.

Please Register Before: June 19

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings: Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Questions? Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CST 9316 SU19
Date Start: 
Monday, June 24, 2019
Date End: 
Friday, June 28, 2019
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Morrison Building, Room M01
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12–15
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Print, Paper, Bookmaking