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Block Printing for Beginners, Nov 2021

November 30, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


2-day workshop: November 30 and December 7, 6:30-7:30pm

This introduction to block printing with Anita Hagan is perfect for anyone who’s been itching to try something new.

“An engaging teacher and experienced artist … [this class] was just right for me!“—Workshop Attendee


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Workshop Description:

A Virtual Workshop!

Block Printing for Beginners is a fun and relaxing two-session workshop (1 hour each) in which students will learn the basics of block printing. This workshop is open to artists and non-artists of all levels, ages 14 to adult.  Students are asked to purchase their own block printing kit in advance of the class and provide their own 4″ x 6″ idea, drawing or photo printed on copy paper for the first night. The class begins with a brief introduction to the materials, tools, and safety, then students will learn how to transfer their design or photo onto an “easy to carve” block. Next, everyone will be shown how to carve using a traditional basic carving tool.  The second night, participants will explore how to print, and will print 2 pieces of art during class, followed by the opportunity to see everyone’s new artwork. Ages 14 and up.

Registration closes November 22, 2021 to allow time for students to purchase their materials. With your registration you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

All featured images by Anita Hagan.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Students will not have access to these recordings.

Workshop Details:

  • Date and Time: 2-day workshop: Tuesdays, November 30 and December 7, 6:30pm–7:30pm via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
  • Instructor: Anita Hagan
    Anita Hagan has worked in the medium of linoleum block printing for over 25 years, and has developed the unique technique of printing black ink over acrylic paint. Inspired by the natural world, and the human figure, she continues to explore and push the boundaries of her art. Ms. Hagan’s work can be found in private collections across the United States and as the featured artist on the cover of the arts magazine UpStart and other publications.
  • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

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