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Block printing in historic Occoquan VA

workshop

Block printing in historic Occoquan VA

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
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Block printing in historic Occoquan VA

workshop

Block printing in historic Occoquan VA

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
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will start our activity by guiding each participant through the process of designing a successful image, suitable for printing. We will be focusing on creating a design that can be repeated to create an expanding image. Each person's design can be as simple or complex and they want. Once you are satisfied with your design, we will transfer the design to the linoleum, print block and carve the image. We will be using easy to carve, linoleum blocks. Finally, each person will have the opportunity to make several prints, using a variety of ink colors. I will be teaching participants tips and techniques to ensure the creation of beautiful pieces of art.

Your host

Learn more about Nancy

Nancy

I am a visual artist, living, working, and exhibiting in northern Virginia. I am a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art and Design. For 21 years, I was a middle school and high school art teacher in Washington, DC. I have always been drawn to satisfying nature of the hands on, low tech process of block printing. Even after many years of being an artist, I continue to discover new ways to apply these techniques. Block printing is accessible to anyone who has the desire to learn this fun, satisfying way to make images.

What's included

Food
Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided.
Equipment
Block printing tools,print blocks, paper and inks will be provided

Where you'll be

Our block printing workshop will take place in the Shifting Tides Art Gallery in beautiful, historic Occoquan, Virginia.

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Wear low fuss clothing. The inks we use are water soluble but might leave a shadow of a stain after washing.

More tips

This activity is suitable for teens through adults.

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Block printing in historic Occoquan VA
New experience
£29/person
New experience
£29/person