The Block Printed Journal
July 15, 2019
Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Monday July 15, 2019: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 16, 2019: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Family Fun (ages 13 years – adult)
Block printing is an ancient method of printmaking that can be used to create beautiful, decorated papers. Not only is it fun, but it’s something you can easily do at home. In this two-day class, you’ll experiment with printing and use one of your own papers to cover a handmade journal.
On the first day, you’ll learn how to design and carve rubber stamps that will be used to create your own decorated papers. You’ll focus on basic shapes that can be used for layering and repeating to create rich and complex patterns.
On the second day, you’ll select one of your papers for the cover – you can save your unused papers for other projects. You’ll make a book using a binding that allows the book to remain flat when opened, making it perfect for use as a sketchbook or journal.
You’ll receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner.
Supplies: Bone folder, awl, needle, ruler, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, linoleum carving tools. (bring the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.)
Cost: $50.00 SPA members/$60.00 SPA non-members
Materials Fee: $15.00