december, 2020

This is a repeating event

07dec6:45 pm8:15 pmVirtual Printmaking Class: Affordable Block Printing at Home with Micalah LockeEvent Type :Multi-week Class


Event Details

Class dates: Monday, Dec 7th
Thursday Dec. 10th and
Saturday Dec. 12th
Time: 6:45-8:15pm
Teaching Artist: Michalah Locke
Cost: $100 for Members /$125 for NonMembers
(Members – log in with registration for Member pricing)
Ages: 16+

Students will be introduced to the printmaking technique of relief printing from the comfort of their own homes! Utilizing virtual meeting technology, students will work with their instructor and classmates via virtual class meetings to learn the tools and techniques for how to utilize affordable materials to create a relief print. At the end of this course students will be able plan, develop and print without the need for a press.


Students will be introduced to what printmaking, a brief history of printmaking, materials, and tools. A demonstration will of how to utilize print materials: carving, inking, tearing paper and printing with and without a press. Students will be given opportunity to practice the use of materials. During the time between classes Students will create three 4”x6” images to select from for their print.


 Students will have their three images ready for selection. Once image is selected students will be taught how to transfer image to speedy carve block. Once image is transferred students will be able to begin carving their block. Students will proof as they carve, making state proofs on newsprint. At least 2 state proofs need to be made before final printing


Students will continue to proof their block until they have developed their final image. Once image is developed to the students liking they will be ready to print an edition of five identical prints. Students will make a registration with matte board to create even margins and a consistent edition of prints. Students will also tear their paper to size for their edition of prints. Between Class students will create a new image for another 4”x6” print for a print exchange at the end of the course. Students will have a completed or finish their first set of prints and learn how to sign them.

(found easily at Artist & Craftsman, Michaels, or Amazon)

  • Speedball lino set No. 1

  • 4×6 block of speedy carve

  • Sharpie

  • pen

  • printer or card stock for proofing

  • Tracing paper

  • Graphite paper

  • ruler

  • Ink pad

  • Watercolor or drawing paper (small pack)

  • Spoon; wooden or metal (preferrably wooden)

Students will also need access to Zoom for the virtual sessions. After registration, a link for signing in to sessions will be emailed to all participants.

Email with any questions.


(Monday) 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm


VIRTUAL via Zoom