Block Print Cards

Tools

By Jason Matthews

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Location: Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, Durham 27701

Phone: 919-560-2726

Email: ltannenbaum@durhamarts.org

Link: http://www.durhamarts.org

Event Description

Choose from three formats to produce greeting cards, post
cards, enclosure cards and mailers to be carved and printed in
a two part class. 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
3”x8”, 4 ½” x6” and 5” square – you will choose between a fold
over card, a post card and something imaginative. Tools and
supplies provided. For a one day class 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
first meeting. Class fee $45. Pre-registration required.
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