Block Printing

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Block Printing on Fabric or Paper

In this block printing workshop, you’ll learn a modern method to create designs on a linoleum block and print patterns on paper or fabric. We’ll spend an afternoon covering the following topics:

• Brief history of block printing
• Traditional vs. modern techniques of block printing
• Overview of supplies and tools used
• Types of paper and fabric to use for best results
• Types of inks
• Creating a design and transferring it onto a linoleum block
• Carving techniques using a lino cutter
• How to carve monograms
• How to create a repeat pattern
• Actual practice printing on paper or fabric
• How to create multi-color prints
• Practical application – how this skill can be used to design new product, stationery, product packaging, gift wrap

What’s included:

    • All tools needed will be supplied for use in class
    • 1 linoleum block to carve on and take home
    • Block printing paper to print on
    • Cotton fabric square to print on
    • Our exclusive patterns (for use in class)
    • Instruction sheet and resource list to take home

Each participant will leave with their own hand-carved linoleum block and a sample of their block printed design work.

Cost: $125 per person**

Dates offered:
• Sunday, July 9, 2017 (registration opens on April 23rd and closes on July 6th) | REGISTER
• Sunday, October 8, 2017 (registration for this date is currently not open, please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when registration opens)

Time: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Gathering Floral Design, 5 City Tudor Place, New York, NY 10017 (walking distance from Grand Central Station)

** There must be a minimum of 4 people enrolled for this class to run. If a class cancels due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund. This is class is intended for small groups. Maximum capacity is 4 people.

Cancellation policy: If you can no longer attend the workshop, you must cancel 48 hours prior to the workshop in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations that occur less than 48 hours in advance will be refunded 50%.