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, artist’s books, fabric design, t-shirts, tote bags, greeting cards, and many other creative projects.
In this four-day workshop, we will learn all of the basic skills needed to make professional-quality relief prints using linoleum and wood. As we cover how to design an image for relief and the techniques for carving the physical block each participant will create a series of their own unique printing blocks. We will then move on to explore inking and printing the blocks both on the printing press and by hand.
At the end of the workshop, you leave with your beautiful hand-carved printing blocks and the skills to continue to carve and print on your own for years to come.
No previous experience is necessary and all printmaking materials are provided!
Kristen currently lives in Brevard, NC where she works as a studio artist, educator, and owner + operator of Starfangled Press. Specializing in Relief, Intaglio, Screen Print, and Drawing, Kristen received her MFA in Printmaking from The University of Iowa in 2011, and her BFA in Painting + Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.
Kristen has attended artist residencies and workshops throughout the United States including ACRE and Anderson Ranch. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Council Major Grant, the SOUP Artist Grant, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship. Her work is widely exhibited and found in numerous national and international collections, including the Collection of the US Embassy (Iceland), Collection of Cork Printmakers (Ireland), PROYECTO´ ace Print Collection (Argentina), and the Denver Art Museum (USA).