The Morgan: Nationally Recognized Artists and Educators

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The Morgan Conservatory is proud to have nationally recognized artists and educators teaching workshops that are open to all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We’re offering workshops in papermaking, book arts, letterpress, printmaking and, for the first time ever, tool-making!

If you love working with your hands, start the summer off by taking the Tool-making from Bone workshop with Shanna Leino to learn how to form and finish your very own bookbinding tools that will fit perfectly in your hand. Come back and use the tools you’ve made in one of our bookbinding or box-making workshops that cover everything from traditional bookbinding to bindings that would make great journals or structures that lend themselves to artist books.

Take advantage of the Morgan’s extensive collection of lead, wood and even oversized type by taking a printmaking or letterpress workshop, including TypeFACES with Esther K. Smith and Dikko Faust, which will teach you about typographic history and book design basics as well as how to operate and print using the equipment in our printshop.

If you’re interested in a non-toxic process that you can do at home or in a classroom, the Mokuhanga: Introduction to Japanese Woodcut workshop with April Vollmer would be perfect for you. This workshop will teach you about a traditional Japanese process that will also cover an important chapter in the history of printmaking.

Speaking of traditional, we are also offering summer workshops that give you the opportunity to study and learn traditional Korean, Islamic and Japanese papermaking with renowned researchers, practitioners and artists. Take advantage of the first Hanji (Korean) papermaking studio in the U.S. and learn how to make versatile paper in the Korean tradition in our Make and Use Hanji workshop with Aimee Lee. In addition to processing the fiber by hand, you will also transform the paper you make with joomchi and jiseung techniques, creating paper that behaves like fabric, thread, yarn and rope.

Registration for our 2016 summer workshops is now open. Visit us at  to browse our full list of summer workshop offerings. We are offering a 10 percent early registration discount until April 15, and gift certificates are available.

The Morgan Art of Papermaking

Conservatory & Educational Foundation

1754 East 47th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44103



From the Ground Up: Surface and Dimension juried exhibition:

Submission deadline: March 12