Block printing is the age old technique of relief printing by which you carve an image into a piece of wood or rubber, and print from there. Originally used for printing on textiles and then paper, block printing is now a popular way of expression for many artists. The original method of carving into wood has been widely replaced with the use of soft rubber, making it easily accessible for all skills and strengths.
In this workshop we will start at the beginning and learn all about how to create an image, transfer it to a block, carving techniques and how to successfully print your masterpiece. You will learn the basics of relief printing, and the images will be provided, so you will be carving and printing in no time. You will take your prints and your block home with you. No experience required!
Covid 19 Update: If this in person event needs to be moved to a different date because of Covid 19, you will be given the option to either keep your spot for the rescheduled date or receive a full refund or credit note.
About the instructor:
Gillian Lowry is printmaker who is well known for her silkscreen and block prints of birds and nature. She studied printmaking at the University of Guelph, and has been honing her carving and printing skills ever since. For this workshop Gillian has created custom artwork for you to choose from, making this a fun collaboration for those participating.