Block Print Cards

By Jason Matthews

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham NC

Phone: 919-560-2726


Event Description

Choose from three formats to produce greeting cards, post
cards, enclosure cards or mailers to be carved and printed.
Explore the handmade realm of block printing ranging from
laying out your design, transferring to the block, carving the
block, printing the block and trimming down to size. We will be
exploring the “Newport Block” methodology of using multiple
inks on one block to make polychrome prints that are exciting.
The inking technique is key here, this late development makes
some powerful and fun results with a minimum amount of
effort. Bring your images (formats will be 3x5, 4 1/2x6 and 5”
square) and you will choose between a fold over card, a post
card and something imaginative. Tools and supplies provided.
Please bring a bagged lunch as the first half of the class will
be preparing the block, then lunch break, then printing. A $15
materials fee is due to instructor at beginning of class. $45 class fee. Pre-registration Required
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