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Traditional Japanese Papermaking

Instructor: Michaelle Marschall


May 1-2, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to create beautiful sheets of washi with kozo grown in the Morgan's backyard, and become acquainted with traditional and nontraditional processes of making Japanese paper. Find out more>

Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese Woodblock

Instructor: Linda Beeman


May 9-10, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mokuhanga is a long practiced woodblock technique that has represented Japanese imagery for centuries. Throughout the weekend you will design, carve, and print a small edition on traditional Eastern paper.  Find out more>

Miniature Zines

Instructor: Emily Poor


August 22, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Made from one sheet of computer paper, miniature zines condense your ideas into digestible pages - a dynamic way to share information. Find out more>

Surface as Content: Embedding in Handmade Paper

Instructor: Ann Marie Kennedy


September 26-27, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the interplay between the surface and the interior of paper by experimenting with embedding within sheets of wet paper pulp.  Find out more>

Medieval Manuscripts and Illuminated Letters

Instructor: Madison Bennett


July 25, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to combine the golden-ratio, black letter calligraphy, and illumination to create a Medieval versal, and light up your page with genuine gold leaf.  Find out more>

Print Thinking for Papermaking

Instructor: Katharine DeLamater


June 6-7, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to apply printmaking terminology and its associated thought processes to hand papermaking. Techniques explored include image reversal, registration, and modifications to paper pulp. Find out more>

A Panoply of Pamphlets

Instructor: Mary Beth Boone


June 6-7, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the gel printing process as a way to create printed covers while learning how to fold elegant pamphlet structures to be used as artist books or editions.  Find out more>

Letterpress Possibilities: Pressure Printing and Moveable Type

Instructor: Wendy Partridge


June 13-14, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to hand set and print type, as well as use pressure printing to create and play with imagery and textural effects.  Find out more>

Paper Marbling with Coptic-Style Binding

Instructor: Jenniffer Omaitz


June 13-14, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend your first day learning the art of marbling, and then use your marbled paper the second day as a cover for a small Coptic-style book.  Find out more>

Finishing Handmade Paper

Instructors: Suzanne Glémot and Sarah Luko


June 20-21, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Finishing and texturing Western and Eastern handmade paper is just the beginning. Introduce yourself to the differences in fibers, as well as how to prepare different kinds of paper.  Find out more>

Printed Textiles

Instructor: Allie Morris


June 20, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Printmaking is an easy and accessible way to create unique textiles and customize any piece of fabric. Learn the basics in carving and how best to prepare and print on fabric.  Find out more>

Relief from Relief: Papercasting

Instructor: Tom Balbo


July 11-12, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the art of papercasting from the Morgan's founder and Artistic Director Tom Balbo, and create low relief, cast paper panels from a variety of re-purposed and everyday objects.  Find out more>

Find Closures

Instructor: Elissa Campbell


July 11-12, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Need that finishing touch for your journal? We've got you covered. After completing two softcover leather books, you will experiment with a variety of ways to secure them.  Find out more>


Instructor: Beth Sheehan (Resident Artist)


July 18-19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the creation and printing of broadsides while learning a variety of techniques including, handset type, montyping on letterpress, pressure printing, and pochoir.  Find out more>

African Mark Making on Paper and Fabric

Instructor: Tony Williams


July 18-19, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore African designs and Adire patterns while discovring the art of mark making using a variety of tools and techniques. Processes emonstrated include Batik, Adire Eleko, and Tie-Dye  Find out more>

Pulp Painting and Monoprint Fusion: A Collaboration with Zygote Press

Instructors: Michaelle Marschall and Lisa Schonberg


July 25-26, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore Western papermaking using various fibers, as well as how to create imagery through several pulp painting processes. Use your paper the following week at Zygote Press for their Monoprint Fusion workshop.  Find out more>

Suminagashi: The Art of Japanese Marbling

Instructor: Linh My Truong


August 1, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day exploring the meditative practice of Suminagashi, using different tools and substances to manipulate patterns and create monoprints on paper and silk.  Find out more>

Hardcover Book Structures

Instructor: Andrew Huot


August 1-2, 2020, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A perfect workshop for beginner and intermediate bookbinders alike, this class will cover three variations of hard-covered books with single and multiple sections.  Find out more>

Collagraph Printing

Instructor: Clare Murray Adams


August 8-9, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful printed pieces using collage and mixed media techniques to create relief plates.  Find out more>

Limp Leather Journal with Wraparound Tie

Instructor: Jean Buescher Bartlett


August 8-9, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Limp Leather binding is an excellent introduction to working with leather in the realm of book arts, while making a sturdy, unique journal.  Find out more>

Sculptural Handmade Paper Lamps

Instructor: Tony Carlone


August 15-16, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Expand on your understanding of paper as a medium by creating translucent sculptural works out of willow, cloth, and layers of Eastern fibers.  Find out more>

Six Quick Books: Alternative Bookbinding Options

Instructor: Rhonda Miller


August 15-16, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop if ideal for amateur and experienced bookbinders who want to expand their repertoire. Each of the six structures explored have their own unique features, and require a number of binding techniques.  Find out more>

Butterfly Wing Paper

Instructor: Hannah O'Hare Bennett (Resident Artist)


August 22-23, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Using frames and a matrix of thread, learn to build thin sheets of handmade paper from a variety of fibers, as well as how to use earth pigments as a colorant to add dimensional to your work.  Find out more>

Naturally Covered: A Collaboration with Praxis Fiber Workshop

Instructors: Erin Miller and Laura Rowley


August 22-23, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend your first day learning natural dye processes at Praxis dyeing cloth. Then bring your dyed cloth to the Morgan the next day to turn your material into a unique book of your own.  Find out more>

Fold, Clamp, Stitch: Shibori Resist Dyeing

Instructor: Pam McKee


August 29-30, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the art of shibori resist dyeing with various natural dyes, including indigo, walnut, pomegranate, persimmon, and sumi ink.  Find out more>

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


Hours of Operation: 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday - Closed until further notice due to COVID-19