Craft & Connect: Summer at The Morgan

Pulling sheets of handmade paper in the Morgan Conservatory’s papermaking studio.

Summer Workshops

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is delighted to unveil its lineup of summer workshops for 2024. Rooted in the preservation of age-old techniques in hand papermaking, letterpress printing, and book arts, our mission extends to nurturing contemporary expressions within these realms. Our workshops serve as immersive experiences, offering participants the chance to delve into time-honored craft traditions and innovative methods curated by seasoned practitioners. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, our inclusive environment welcomes all skill levels, fostering a collaborative atmosphere where creativity flourishes. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you through our doors this summer, where together we’ll embark on an artistic journey like no other.

You can register for a workshop online at or by calling us at 216.361.9255. Full scholarships are available through the Morgan Equitable Artist Fund. Learn more by visiting

Gallery Exhibitions

In one of the upcoming exhibitions at Morgan Conservatory opening on June 7, attendees will encounter thought-provoking pieces that explore the dynamic relationship where human influence meets ecological change. Liminal Spaces presents a collective reflection by local and national artists on the intricate interplay between humanity and nature. Through the mediums of book, paper, and print, these creators delve into the liminal. Their works serve as poignant meditations on the societal, political, and physical repercussions of human activity, urging viewers to confront the complexities of our environmental impact. Liminal Spaces: Art & the Environment will be on view from June 7 through June 27.

From August 16 through September 27, Expectations of Growth provides an opportunity for current and recent BFA/MFA students to exhibit their artwork representing the raw, unfiltered examination of growth of their artistic journey. As these emerging talents navigate the nuances of their craft within the realms of paper, print, and book arts, their works reveal the struggles, aspirations, and profound growth that accompany artistic development. Join us for the public reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 6.

Events & Artist Talks

Delve into captivating conversations during Talking Paper: Lunchtime Chats with Morgan’s 2024 artists-in-residence. Join us this summer on Thursdays at 12:15 pm for thought-provoking discussions featuring Isabella Myers on June 22, Jennifer Scheuer on July 11, Danqi Cai on August 1, and Lari Gibbons on August 29. Whether you attend in person or virtually, seize the chance to nourish your creativity and support the arts with the Morgan Conservatory.

This year, the Morgan is having a 24-hour Papermaking Extravaganza—24 in 2024! Yes, you heard it right—it’s a Morgan Papermaking Marathon! With the generous support of the Cleveland Foundation and the Windgate Foundation, the Morgan Conservatory has been hard at work renovating our papermaking studio. Now, it’s time to put our revamped space to the ultimate test. The marathon kicks off at 5 pm on Friday, July 12, and runs non-stop until 4:59 pm on Saturday. We’re calling all supporters—cheerers, hand-clappers, cowbell ringers, and sideline coaches—to rally behind our team throughout the weekend. As we approach the final hour, join us for a lively dance party with food, drinks, and DJs starting right after the 24-hour mark on Saturday, July 13. Discover the wonder of papermaking and be part of our exciting marathon celebration!

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Liminal Spaces: Art & the Environment, June 7–27. Opening reception 5-8pmFriday, June 7

Expectations of Growth, August 16–September 27. Reception 5-8pm Saturday, September 6

AiR Artist Talks–Talking Paper: Lunchtime Chat with a 2024 Morgan Artist-in-Residence, in person & live streamed on Facebook.

Isabella Myers, 12:15pm Thursday, June 22

Jennifer Scheuer, 12:15pm Thursday, July 11

Danqi Cai, 12:15pm Thursday, August 1

Lari Gibbons, at 12:15pm Thursday, August 29

Summer Workshop Schedule:


Mixed Techniques | May 18 & 19—Nicole Malcom

Intro to Western Papermaking part I | June 1—Ryan Cermak

Cave Paper Casting | July 20 & 21—Amanda Degener

Intro to Western Papermaking part II | August 10—Ryan Cermak


A Panoply of Pamphlets | June 1 & 2—Mary Beth Boone

Collage & Journals | June 8 & 9—Doriana Diaz

Intro to Bookbinding | June 15—R. E. Anderson

Beyond the Accordion Fold | June 29—Katie Delay

Tessellating Herringbone Fold (Virtual) | July 16—Paula Beardell Krieg

Variations in Long Stitch | July 27—Jenniffer Omaitz

Coptic Bookbinding | July 28—Jenniffer Omaitz

Book Repair | August 3—Daniel Colvin

Intro to Bookbinding II | August 17—R. E. Anderson

Cartonnage: Making Boxes | August 31 & September 1—Nancy Halbrooks


Political Printing—Block Printing Protest Art | June 8—Tahm Lytle

Beginner Linocut Block Printing | June 22—Tahm Lytle

Design & Print a Repeating Pattern | June 23—Meryl Engler

Intro to Letterpress | July 27—R.E. Anderson

Linoleum Printed Zine | August 18—Emily Tamulewicz


Marbling: Beginner to Intermediate | May 25 & 26—Jenniffer Omaitz

Intro to Marbling | June 8—Ryan Cermak

Making Charcoal with Kozo | July 6—Anna Chapman

Woven Prints and Papers as Visual Narratives (Virtual) | July 2 & 9—Susan Fecho

Marbling: Intermediate to Advanced | August 3 & 4—Jenniffer Omaitz

Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling | August 17—Linh My Truong

Natural Dyes | August 24 & 25—Maggie Latham

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