Spring at The Morgan: Workshops, Talking Paper, & Annual Artistic Explorations

Harvested Milkweed pods

In the spirit of fostering creativity and learning, the Morgan Conservatory is excited to welcome you to a season of enriching experiences!

Spring has sprung, and so has the perfect time to bloom creatively with our intro workshops! These workshops focus on building knowledge and introductory skills within each of the Morgan’s studio areas. Though very few of our workshops require prior experience, we know that it can be helpful to dip your toes into the (pulpy) water before taking a deep dive into more advanced techniques. Our Intro Series will be offered four times a year in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Be sure to check out our winter and summer seasons of workshops! You can register for a workshop online at morganconservatory.com/s/shop or by calling us at 216.361.9255. Full scholarships are available through the Morgan Equitable Artist Fund. Learn more by visiting morganconservatory.org/equitable-artist-fund.

Come experience a custom workshop at the Morgan where you and a group can develop skills in hand papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, and paper marbling! In 2023, the Morgan hosted 27 custom workshops with 21 different schools, universities, camps, libraries, senior centers, and community-based organizations. This year, groups who participate in a custom workshop before the end of April will have the opportunity to display their artwork in a Community Arts Exhibition at the Morgan during our annual Open House on May 11. Visit morganconservatory.org/custom-programs for more details about our custom workshop offerings and pricing. If you have questions or are interested in scheduling a custom workshop, please email Michaelle Marschall at mmarschall@morganconservatory.org.

Paper marbeling

The Morgan Papermaking Conservatory is proud to announce the opening reception of our 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, New Terrain, from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 5. This year, participating artists were presented with the challenge of exploring uncharted territories. Our jurors this year are Dr. Jeffrey Katzin, the senior curator at the Akron Art Museum, and artist Fafnir Adamites, an assistant professor in the Fibers Area at California State University, Long Beach. Don’t miss the opportunity to cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award and witness the award announcement during the opening reception. New Terrainwill be on display from April 5 to May 4 in the Morgan Gallery.

Join us from 11 am to 4 pm onMay 11 for a day of creative exploration to discover our dynamic studios and learn the history of the Morgan. We will be hosting demonstrations in printmaking, papermaking, bookbinding and paper marbling studios, where you will have the opportunity to make something of your own to take with you! There will be a community arts display in our gallery to celebrate the collective talent and passion of all the different school and community groups that spend time at the Morgan. This is a FREE, family-friendly event open to all ages of the community and lovers of the arts. Bring yourself, friends, and family for this all-day affair! No experience is necessary to participate.

The Morgan Conservatory is seeking intern applicants for summer 2024! These positions include four garden interns, two studio interns and two community arts education interns. This is a paid learning opportunity where interns will receive hands-on experience at a nationally and internationally recognized paper and book arts organization in exchange for the completion of various tasks and projects. Interns will engage in a professional learning environment that offers meaningful and practical work related to the field of art, education and/or science.

Morgan Conservatory Open House

This spring, we’re excited to present a series of engaging artist talks at the Morgan Conservatory. Join us for Talking Paper: Lunchtime Chats, where you can attend in person to enjoy insightful discussions on the latest works of each artist, accompanied by light refreshments. For those unable to join us on-site, you can still be a part of the experience by tuning in to the livestream on our Facebook page. On Thursdays at 12:15 pm, we have a lineup of four inspiring talks by 2024 Morgan artists-in-residence (AiR): on April 4 we kick off the series with Lars Shimabukuro, followed by Bob Herbst on April 11, Joseph Lappie on April 25, and Erin Wohletz on May 16. Support the arts and delve into the artistic process during your lunch break—either in person or virtually—for what promise to be enriching experiences.

Whether you decide to attend an artist talk, enroll in a workshop, or engage in our annual events and exhibitions, we welcome you to join us for a season of artistic exploration at the Morgan Conservatory.

1754 East 47th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44103




New Terrain: 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, 5-8pm Friday, April 5

Community Day Open House, 11am-4pm Saturday, May 11

Community Art Display, May 11–18

2024 AiR Artist Talks—Talking Paper, lunchtime chat in person & livestreamed on Facebook


Lars Shimabukuro, 12:15pm Thursday, April 4

Bob Herbst, 12:15pm Thursday, April 11

Joseph Lappie, 12:15pm Thursday, April 25

Erin Wohletz, 12:15pm Thursday, May 16

SPRING INTRO WORKSHOP SCHEDULE, every Saturday, starting at the beginning of April


Intro to Western Papermaking, Part I, April 6

Intro to Western Papermaking, Part II, May 4


Intro to Bookbinding, Part I, April 13

Intro to Bookbinding, Part II, May 11


Intro to Marbling, April 20


Intro to Letterpress, April 27

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