Circle of Stitches

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Block Printing Workshop

40.00
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Block Printing Workshop

40.00

Date: March 14th, 7-9 pm

Join Julia Bethmann and learn about this traditional form of printmaking- block printing. In this class, we will use linoleum cutting tools to carve small drawings or patterns into 'Speedy-Carve'; a pink rubber material commonly used in block printing. This is the perfect, transportable and easy to use material to create your own block. With your finished stamp, you can make note cards, journalling spreads, art images for framing, add pattern to clay work, and even print onto fabric to personalize dish towels, napkins, knitting project bags, or other home accessories.

This 2-hour class will start with a short introduction to block printing, review of the materials, and a quick hands-on lesson using a simple pattern provided by the instructor to get you started. Once you understand how a drawing will translate as a stamp and gain some comfort using the lino cut tools, we will have some time to sketch out a design and begin to carve a stamp of your own design. Julia will help you to think through negative spaces and how to carve your block to have a successful result. We will have paper and stamp pads for you to print as you work. 

Materials: $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. 

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Date: March 14th, 7-9 pm

Join Julia Bethmann and learn about this traditional form of printmaking- block printing. In this class, we will use linoleum cutting tools to carve small drawings or patterns into 'Speedy-Carve'; a pink rubber material commonly used in block printing. This is the perfect, transportable and easy to use material to create your own block. With your finished stamp, you can make note cards, journalling spreads, art images for framing, add pattern to clay work, and even print onto fabric to personalize dish towels, napkins, knitting project bags, or other home accessories.

This 2-hour class will start with a short introduction to block printing, review of the materials, and a quick hands-on lesson using a simple pattern provided by the instructor to get you started. Once you understand how a drawing will translate as a stamp and gain some comfort using the lino cut tools, we will have some time to sketch out a design and begin to carve a stamp of your own design. Julia will help you to think through negative spaces and how to carve your block to have a successful result. We will have paper and stamp pads for you to print as you work. 

Materials: $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.