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Block Printing 101

  • Collective 40 West Jordan Street Brevard, NC, 28712 United States (map)

Starfanlged Press at Collective

December 5 - 6, 2015
Saturday and Sunday 10 – 2 pm
Cost: $125
All materials included, no experience required

Register for the workshop HERE

This is a great opportunity to hand craft all those holiday cards and gifts. As a special treat, each participant at this workshop will also receive a set of 10 Kraft envelopes from French Paper Co. to complete their handprinted holiday card set. 

Description - Block Printing is fun, versatile, and one of the few types of printmaking you can explore at home with ease. A form of relief printmaking, block printing can be used for fine art, artisit's books, fabric design, t-shirts, tote bags, note cards, and many other creative projects.

In this short course we will learn all of the basic skills needed to make professional quality hand- pulled relief prints in multiple colors. Don't worry, no previous experience in necessary and all the printmaking materials are provided! Each participant will design and carve two or three 4 x 5 linoleum sheets to create unique printing blocks. We will then explore printing the block both with a small printing press and by hand to create a small edition of fine art prints or a set of personalized note cards. Following the workshop, the skills and knowledge you gain in the course will allow you to continue to print the blocks repeatedly for years to come.

What You Need To Bring

  • Ideas, drawings, reference material, or just come as you are!
  • Pencil
  • Apron
  • Fabric To Print On *If desired
  • India Ink Markers *optional