Create Your Own Block Prints – January 12


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Have Lunch In Your Workshop

Lunch is catered by our neighbor First Draft Book Bar. Each entree includes a beverage. Drink orders taken when you arrive for class. It’s all delicious.

Would You Like To Purchase Supplies? *


Saturday, January 12, 10:30 a.m. Helen Schafer Garcia will teach this workshop on the absolute fun and inventive nature of relief printing (also known as linocut). Southwest Gardener’s Lynn Town took this class from Helen last summer and it is now Lynn’s favorite way to relax and unwind. Relief block prints hold a canyon of possibilities. Your designs can be used to make framed prints, cards, wrapping paper and even for printing on fabric. When watercolor accents are added, the bright colors make the designs pop. Helen will show you how to design and carve images with little effort on a soft rubber block material. Then she will demonstrate how to print. These designs will build detail and decorative lines for your watercolor painting. Next, you will learn ways to drop in brilliant watercolor onto the paper surface. No worries about drawing skills! Artistic designs and tracing paper will be available, or you can dream up your own. Plan on carving two block stamps and Helen will make some her own beautiful stamps available for use as well. Indulge yourself for a day of creativity with carving, printing and watercolor. Helen will bring carving tools for you to use, plus the material for the block  inks and printing tools. You will need a few other items that can be purchased from us for a small fee prior to the workshop, or you may bring your own. This is a six-hour workshop.

If you are bringing your own art supplies you will need:

  • 2 B Pencil               
  • Sketch pad                   
  • Watercolors Paints – Prang Oval Semi Moist Watercolors will work   
  • #8 round watercolor brush

Or, if you would like for us to purchase the supplies for you, the kit fee will be an additional $18.

Cancellation policy:  No refunds or store credits will be issued if you can’t attend a class. Instructors work far in advance to prepare materials for class and they are paid whether or not you come. No exceptions.