December 9 - Intro to Block Printing (Sliding Scale)
Intro to Block Printing
Saturday, December 9
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Explore printmaking and stamp carving with us! In this beginner friendly workshop, you’ll learn how to properly handle carving tools, carve your own custom stamp, apply ink, and print with precision. With personalized, hands-on instruction, you will carve, ink, and make your own unique prints!
First we will consider design elements and composition, and create our own motifs. Then, we will carve designs on one linoleum slab, which you can cut into two pieces if you’d like. Finally, you’ll print your designs to create a print, cards and envelopes, and a tote bag! You will leave with your hand carved stamps, in addition to the knowledge to continue stamp-making. You are welcome to bring small textiles to print on (shirts, tea towels, pillowcases, etc)!
Your workshop ticket includes:
- 2 hours of hands-on and personalized instruction from a talented artist
- Use of carving knives, blade set, ink brayer and tray
- 1 3x4 linoleum carving block
- 8x10 print paper
- 4 greeting cards and envelopes
- 1 cotton tote
- Beverages and snacks
- 10% off all retail purchase the day of the workshop
This class is on a sliding-scale basis. The cost per person to be $85 so if you are able to pay that, that would be appreciated. Use the following codes at checkout to access sliding scale tickets. If a code does not work, it means tickets at that price have sold out.
3908 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
About the Teacher
Carla is an artist, activist, educator, and mama. She loves to paint, print, and photograph and enjoys learning new forms of creating. While exploring themes related to nature, color, and texture, she finds peace and connection as she creates. She believes that art connects us to ourselves, to each other and to nature and enjoys working through the creative process alongside others.
When you purchase a ticket for a workshop, you agreeing to our Workshop Cancellation Policy. Masks are required to participate in indoor workshops.