Workshop 1: Natural Dyes

MAKING YOUR BOOKS! 4-week Workshop Series

Instructor: Mark Wangberg

This Book Arts Workshop series will take you through the process of designing and making your own book! Learn how to go from a model to a finished book, considering typography, media, structure, etc. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn four different sets of skills to help you. Mark will also be coaching you one-on-one throughout the workshops as you work on your own book.

For information on all 4 workshops, go to our website at

Workshop 1:
Natural Dyes | January 31
Workshop 2:
Hardbound Books| February 7
Workshop 3:
Marbling| February 14
Workshop 4:
NEW Folding Book Structures| February 21
See how local natural dyes can be used in your Art and Book Arts work!

Bring some new adventure to your book making! Participants will explore Natural Dyes using a wide variety of techniques -- using local dyes to print, stamp, stencil, paint and make marks on papers and natural materials. You will also make folded and simple sewn book structures that are fast to make, need no special binding equipment, and are great for image-based and text work. This class is ideal for an artist to create new work, or showcase existing work as a book.

Mark Wangberg has a lifelong passion for book making. He is especially good at coaching people new to natural dyes and books, and those who want to improve their skills and knowledge. He holds an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Recently he has been involved in giving book and paper making workshops in Africa and the Amazon. He founded Jack-In-The-Box Press in 1972.


Sunday, January 31, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art 781 Hamilton Parkway (building behind Beso Café) Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, Novato

Registration fees:

Members $95; Non-members $115; plus $30 materials fee paid to instructor

Discounted prices for all 4 workshops –

go to our website at

Register online at . Registration forms are also available in the MarinMOCA lobby, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949, or in the classroom building, 781 Hamilton Parkway. For additional information please contact the MarinMOCA office at 415.506.0137, Wednesday - Friday, 11am to 4pm or Saturday - Sunday 11am to 5pm.