The Morgan: Your Papermaking, Book Arts, and Print Fix.

The Morgan Conservatory is the Cleveland spot where you can get your papermaking, book arts, and print fix. This year’s schedule is the best-ever, offering top caliber local and national instructors teaching a wide variety of art forms. Our workshops are designed to educate and inspire novice and professional artists alike.

We have some exciting changes in store for 2013. By popular request, we are offering our first-ever four day workshop, “Your Ideas, Your Paper, Your Books,” beginning Thursday, June 13. It combines the unmatched talent of Deborah Howe (Collections Conservator, Dartmouth College Library) and Amanda Degener (Co-Proprietor, Cave Paper in Minneapolis), to teach hand papermaking, dyeing, and bookbinding.

Another can’t miss workshop is “Big Ass Papermaking Part II,” August 9-11, taught by renowned Iowa-based artist Julie McLaughlin. In this hands-on, feet-in workshop, students will work in teams to pull sheets of 6’X9′ Kozo paper that’s even strong enough to sew.

For book enthusiasts, we have a wide variety of workshops to choose from. Cris Takacs, owner of Books Bound & Repaired is teaching “Paring Leather for Books” the weekend of August 10, in which students will make custom designed leather book covers and decorative elements. September 14-15, Sharon Sharp will teach “Exploring Every Angle: Complex Effects with Simple Book Forms.” Students will make a minimum of six books based on her samples. One of the books she is demonstrating was recently selected by juror Julie Chen for the second volume of 500 Handmade Books, set for release around the time of her workshop.

Our remaining print workshops are taught by hometown favorites. Oberlin professor Claudio Orso teaches “Carving A New Groove” September 7-8. Students will come with ideas that are ready to be transformed into woodcuts, wax plates and collographs. The season concludes the weekend of September 14with Michael Gill, editor and publisher of CAN Journal teaching “GANG UP: So many pages, so little time,” a workshopwhere students will make their very own chapbookusing our Vandercook letterpresses.

Our full schedule of workshops, course description and instructor biographies can be found on our new website. Class space is limited and early registration is recommended.

Membership Program

We are pleased to introduce our membership program. By becoming a member, you are showing your commitment to helping us achieve our mission, to preserve and promote the art of papermaking, print, and book arts. Your contributions support our educational programming, gallery exhibitions, outreach efforts, and improve our grounds and facilities. In return, you will be recognized in numerous ways including invitations to exclusive events, discounts on store purchases and studio access, and advance registration for our workshops.



Circle Works-Selected Works by Amanda Degener, Bridget O’Malley, James

Kliener, & Friends

June 14-July 27

Opening Reception 7-9 pm June 14

Members-Only Artist Talk: TBA


North Coast-Morgan Conservatory Regional Juried Exhibition

August 9-September 14

Opening Reception 7-9 pm August 9


6th Annual Open House & Silent Auction

6-10 pm October 5


Joint Exhibition: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III with Art Books Cleveland’s Abecedaria

October 11-November 23

Members-Only Curator Talk: TBA

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation

1754 East 47th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103