Ignite Your Creativity with a Winter Workshop
This winter, try something new. Winter workshops are like a gift for your creativity. They provide an opportunity to explore creative techniques under the instruction of experienced artists and educators. The Morgan’s workshops are designed to fuel inspiration and build new skills in a short amount of time, equipping students with enough knowledge to walk away and do it themselves.
Within a day or a weekend, our workshops immerse students in creative techniques and craft traditions. From January through early April, the Morgan is offering ten workshops in papermaking, printmaking, book arts, bookbinding and mixed techniques that are open to all skill levels from beginner to professional.
Our winter workshop season includes two papermaking classes. Join the Morgan’s founder and artistic director, Tom Balbo, for a workshop focused on mixed technique papermaking. Students will experiment with different fibers and gain experience in a multitude of papermaking techniques.
Cleveland-based artist and educator Anna Tararova will also be teaching a workshop dedicated to papermaking and pulp painting fundamentals. In her workshop, students will learn every step of the papermaking process as well as how to create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers by painting with layers of cotton pulp.
There aren’t many things more heartwarming than receiving a handmade card. Join letterpress printer, book artist, and paintings conservator Wendy Partridge to learn the basics of letterpress cardmaking. Students will use handset lead and wood type to create an edition of hand-printed cards on the Morgan’s incredible, flexible Vandercook presses.
This season, we’re also hosting four book arts and binding workshops. Join paper conservator Jamye Jamison for One Sheet Wonders. Students will create folded book structures from single sheets of paper, including four simple structures leading up to a complex “blizzard book.”
Whether you’re submitting a book for an exhibition or protecting a family heirloom, box making is a handy technique. In Cris Clair Takacs’ Boxing the Book workshop, students will learn how to make a simple clamshell box that requires only their hands, some bricks, and minimal tools.
Ellen Sheffield’s workshop is geared toward visual artists who want to explore language and writers who want to expand on visual vocabulary. Students will develop original content for artist’s books by utilizing nontraditional approaches, writing prompts, and experimental image-generating techniques.
Our final workshop of the season will be taught by Jean Buescher Bartlett, fine artist and founder of Bloodroot Press in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She will be teaching the classic, durable hardcover casebound binding structure. Students will learn how to bind a hardcover book, as well as construct a unique, front slipcase to protect the book.
Last but not least, we’re also hosting three mixed techniques classes. James Peake is an avid origami enthusiast. His workshop will explore the art of folding and challenge students to expand their concept of paper as a three-dimensional medium.
Clare Murray Adams’ mixed media collage workshop incorporates a multitude of materials, diverse techniques and strong compositional skills. Students will use found materials and other media such as watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and fiber.
Artist Jen Collier will teach the colorful and addicting process of paper marbling. The ancient art of marbling uses paints suspended on the surface of thickened water to create multicolored patterns and unique designs similar to those found on smooth marble and other stones. Students will explore the fundamentals of traditional and nontraditional patterns and designs on a variety of paper.
CALL FOR ART: MORGAN MARKET
Calling artists, makers, craftspeople! It’s not too late to sell your wares in our second holiday bazaar. There are no restrictions on what you can exhibit and sell: 2D, 3D, prints, books, glass, ceramics, photography, jewelry, textiles—all handmade goods are welcome. Our gallery is spacious and there is no limit to how much work you can bring: we will do our best to exhibit everything.
Members can drop off their art and handmade goods on November 9 through 16, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Participants may choose to keep their work up for the duration of the sale or pick it up any time before then. All purchased items will leave the gallery once they are sold.
Anybody who wants to vend in our Morgan Market can become a member over the phone, in person and on our website: morganconservatory.org.
ARTIST TALK: HONG HONG & CLAUDIO ORSO-GIACONE | 7 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Join us for a talk with our 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Apprentices.
MORGAN MARKET & HOLIDAY BAZAAR | NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 21
OPENING WEEKEND CELEBRATION 6‑9PM NOVEMBER 30 & 10AM‑4PM DECEMBER 1
Featuring art and handmade items by members
ONE SHEET WONDERS | 10AM‑3PM JANUARY 25
PLEATED PAPER | 10AM‑4PM FEBRUARY 8
MIXED TECHNIQUE PAPERMAKING | 10AM‑4PM FEBRUARY 15‑16
BOXING THE BOOK | 10AM‑4PM FEBRUARY 15
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE | 10AM‑4PM MARCH 7-8
WESTERN PAPERMAKING & PULP PAINTING | 10AM‑4PM MARCH 7‑8
LETTERPRESS FUNDAMENTALS: PRINT YOUR OWN GREETING CARDS | 10AM‑4PM MARCH 21‑22
TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY PAPER MARBLING | 10AM‑4PM March 21‑22
GENERATIVE MEASURES: CREATING CONTENT FOR ARTISTS’ BOOKS | 10AM‑4PM March 28‑29
ROUNDED CASEBOUND BOOK WITH CURVED FRONT SLIPCASE | 10AM‑4PM APRIL 4‑5
morganconservatory.org or call 216.361.9255
MORGAN ART OF PAPERMAKING CONSERVATORY & EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
1754 East 47th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103