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It is official! The Morgan is proud to announce that registration for our Summer 2015 workshop season is now open. With more workshops than ever before, this is your opportunity to create finished books, letterpress cards, handmade paper and more. Bring your creativity to the Morgan and learn from some of the best local, national and international artists and craftspeople.

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August 2015
$195

Advanced Western Papermaking

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Students who have prior experience in papermaking have the opportunity to refine their technique in this two-day Advanced Western Papermaking class. Build upon your understanding of papermaking to explore the diversity of different paper fibers and the versatility of this process for limited edition works of art. Focus will be placed on using stencils, ready-mades and custom made copper ribbon layouts to create fine art editions in handmade paper. This workshop is for those who have taken our Introduction to…

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$185

Box Making with French Cartonnage Techniques-The Tea Caddy

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Students will have the opportunity to build a multi-compartmental Tea Caddy using the traditional French art of Cartonnage. Decorative paper, book board, trim and cartonnettes will be added for an elegant interior, and a hinged lid with a glass insert finishes off the box. Although this two-day workshop is an advanced structure, basic box making techniques are taught and practiced throughout the class.

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September 2015
$95

Your Slipcase is Showing

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September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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A slipcase is a three-sided box made to cover and protect a book. Too often, slipcases supplied with commercial books are flimsy and the structures don’t hold up over time, earning them a bad reputation. But a well-built slipcase with wrapper can be as strong and protective as a clamshell box and offers another way to decorate a book. In this one-day workshop, students will construct their own slipcase with wrapper and learn variations on the structure such as the…

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November 2015
$95

Introduction to Pulp Painting

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November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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In this workshop students will learn to paint with pulp using many thin layers of finely beaten cotton fiber. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to pulp paint with multiple stencils, as well as using one stencil reductively. Overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber will create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers, which can be used for printing, drawing or bookbinding.

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$95

The Magic Box

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November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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A combination of bookbinding and French cartonnage techniques will be used to construct a multi-compartmented box base from book board. A lid will be added that opens in two opposite directions, thus exposing different interior compartments. This advanced box structure is intriguing to look at, but as it requires repetition of many basic box making skills, it is an excellent project for experienced and novice box makers alike.

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$150

Papermaking with Native Milkweed

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November 21 @ 10:00 am - November 22 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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In this brand-new course, students will be taught how to identify, harvest and fully process native milkweed plants in the Morgan’s urban garden. After steaming, stripping, cooking and beating these long, silky stem fibers, students will set up vats to make paper of 100% milkweed and variants that include abaca and other strong buffer fibers. This is an ideal experience for those who already have milkweed in their gardens or access to abundant plants, enjoy working hard with their hands…

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December 2015
$150

Basics of Western Calligraphy with the Broad-Edge Pen

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December 5 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Using the graceful italic forms of the European Renaissance as a model, students will explore how the broad-edge pen created the building blocks of Western type and cursive writing traditions. Those who have already worked with calligraphic tools can used this workshop as a brush-up and diagnostic clinic and beginners will be given the skills to begin practicing the craft.

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$150

Introduction to Printmaking on the Vandercook

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December 5 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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In this workshop, students will learn about typesetting, composition, proofing, lockup, inking and cleanup in the letterpress studio. Participants will design and print a limited edition of personalized postcards on the Vandercook SP15 and no. 4 proof presses. They will have access to the extensive collection of movable metal and wood type and image blocks available for use in the Morgan’s Print Studio.

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January 2016
$90

Pleats on Pleats: Folding Origami Corrugations

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January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Delve into the world of origami corrugations! This abstract and somewhat improvisational approach to paper folding yields beautiful, faceted arrays whose beauty stems from the interplay of light and shadow on the surface of the paper. Students will learn a particular folding technique that employs a system of recursive and reflective pleating, yielding interesting and often stunning paper sculptures. Artists may also find ways to apply corrugation folding to other media, such as book making, printing, and photography.

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$100

Paste Paper

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January 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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In this introduction to paste paper, workshop participants will use acrylic paints suspended in paste to make decorated papers. Both historic and contemporary techniques will be explored and students will have ample time to produce beautiful papers to be used for bookbinding, box making, gift-wrap paper, collage or stationery. This low-cost, low-tech method of paper decoration can easily be done at home.

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$90

The Piano Hinge Book

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January 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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The Piano Hinge book structure is a combination of a concertina spine with signatures sewn into it and reinforced with a hinge. The hinge spans the entire spine and when the pin that holds the front and back covers together is removed, an illustration or image is revealed. Participants will create a book with blank pages that can be filled in later, while concentrating in class on making the hinge structure with its hidden and surprising concertina.

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$95

Long Stitch, Link Stitch

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January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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A medieval binding comes into the 21st century to create a beautiful soft cover journal with a leather reinforced spine and a simple closure. There are many variations of this basic binding technique, but all are ideal for travel journals and small sketch books. The woven spine adds strength and protects the sewing threads, so your journal will last a lifetime. No bookbinding experience is required for this workshop.

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February 2016
$95

The Miniature Book

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February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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With one sheet of fine handmade paper from the Morgan, at least one miniature book with a matching slipcase can be produced. In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn how to bridle single sheets together for an elegant exposed spine binding. With the same paper, a 3-piece paper slipcase will be constructed to house the miniature book (or books!). At the scale of a matchbox, one sheet will be enough to construct multiple books, though there is…

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$95

Natural Dyes on Paper

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February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Throughout human history, plant material has been a source not only of food, shelter, and clothing, but brilliant and subtle color. In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn the particularities of how handmade paper accepts dyes from plants cultivated in the Morgan garden (dahlias and marigolds) or used in kitchens (onions and pomegranates). Through tests of various papers and natural dyes in combination with mordants and binders, workshop participants will leave with a range of colored papers…

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$90

The Tunnel Book

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February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory,
1754 E 47th St
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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Participants will learn how to make a tunnel book which will be able to stand by itself through the use of a paper engineered slide. This structure is most useful in exhibition display. Students will begin by constructing a model from pre-cut pieces then use their skill and imagination to make their own unique tunnel book.

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