Introduction to Block Printing

 

INTRO TO BLOCK PRINTING

SATURDAY MARCH 12TH 2016, 1PM-5PM

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, it has been around for thousands of years. It is essentially using a carved material covered with ink to transfer an image on to a flat surface. There are many different techniques and applications: it can be done with wood, linoleum, rubber and many other materials, mainly onto paper and fabric and other flat surfaces. In this workshop we will learn the basics of block printing based on linoleum plates and fabric, while also learning about the history of pattern design and some of the principles to create the structures for repetition.