Fairy Tales, Myth, Magic, and Bookmaking: A Loft/MCBA Combo Class

Regular $277.50
Member $249.75
July 19, 2021-July 23, 2021
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
9 to 11
Online—Live Meeting
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Week-Long (Youth or Intensive)
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Explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, and along the way, encounters menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book with staff from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

This class is perfect for anyone who loves to write, loves magic, and likes bookmaking. Students discover the adventures as they go along, uncovering new twists in the plot every day. The sessions are constructed using fairy tale archetypes, students create a main character, a hero or heroine, who goes on a classic Hero's Journey. Within this format, there's ample space for everyone to express their unique literary vision.

This class includes material kits which will be available for pickup at Open Book at no charge. For those unable to physically pick up bookmaking supplies, material kits can be shipped within the continental United States for $15/participant. More information about material kits will be provided in your confirmation emails.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access the live meeting portions of this class, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. You will receive instruction on how to join your Zoom classroom approximately one week before your class is set to begin and then again on the start date of your class. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes will have supplemental Google Classroom pages. In order to access the Google Classroom page for this class, you will need a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. You will be invited to join your class' Google Classroom page at least 24 hours before the start of the class. If we do not have a Gmail address on file for you, you will be contacted by a Loft staff member. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.