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Block printing class in Nature

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Block printing class in Nature

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Block printing class in Nature

workshop

Block printing class in Nature

Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet up at the Montfair Resort Farm lodge which has a wood-burning fireplace and a large outdoor porch we can use if the weather is nice. We'll introduce ourselves and talk about the block printing process and ways to gather inspiration from nature. My goal is to make the drawing process as un-intimidating as possible. I offer sketching advice as we learn about local fauna and flora as we take advantage of the pond and trails that surrounds Montfair's lodge. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, as we'll spend the first part of the morning outside! The rest of the day will be spend inside the lodge or out on the porch if the weather is nice learning hands-on block printing skills. We'll design, carve, and print our own block from start to finish using the inspiration we gathered from nature and then print our own fabric for us in sewing projects or however you choose.

Your hosts

I’m a small business owner of a printmaking business called Emily Ruth Prints. I learned the art of block printing 5 years ago and have been teaching for the last 3. My designs are primarily based on nature, and I enjoy guiding people through nature so they can see it from their unique perspective and interpret what they see into a functional piece of art through printmaking. I’ve made lasting connections with local businesses which gives me access to some beautiful, natural areas of Charlottesville and allows me to provide a private and welcoming space for making. My business model is based on transparency where I share all my tips and tricks with workshop participants so they can continue with the block printing process way into the future.
Emily
Emily
Leora
Leora

What's included

Food
Cheese, crackers, fruits, nuts
Equipment

Where you'll be

We will primarily meet at the Montfair Resort Farm lodge, with access to a pond and trails that surrounds the lodge. The wonderful folks that own this property have been in this area for many years and have a wealth of knowledge about the land and plants that are native to this part of Virginia. Located about 30 minutes west of Charlottesville, we'll feel immersed in Nature with access to modern amenities.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes you wouldn’t mind getting paint on, comfortable walking shoes. Weather appropriate clothing. Water bottle.

More tips

This event is rain or shine. There is plenty of indoor space and sometime rain can provide some surprising inspiration. Cellphone service is limited but there is WiFi. The lodge is located down a gravel path, but transportation to the front door can be provided for participants that need it.

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Emily
Block printing class in Nature
New experience
£123/person
New experience
£123/person