Printmaking: Holiday Cards & Prints

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Easily create your own stylized design for cards, prints and other products though the art of Block Printing. This is a great opportunity to make custom cards for the upcoming holiday season.

This workshop is ideal for people who are new to printmaking but want to impress people with some handmade cards & prints. All drawing ability levels are welcome!

What we’ll do:

• Develop and organize a design that’s uniquely yours.
• Transfer and carve out the spaces and shapes that make up your design on your block.
• Ink your block and print your note cards or prints
You’re encouraged to bring in a few simple pictures or sketches of images you might like to work with. Keep in mind, our printing blocks will be 4"x6".

What you’ll get out of this workshop:

• All supplies necessary at your fingertips (block, tools, ink, papers)
• Hands on practice of the basic steps of block printing at home
• 4-6 printed note cards w/ envelopes
(Prints and small posters are also an option as well)
• 1 4”x6” rubber block that you can continue using for more prints on your own time
• Instructions, tips and tricks throughout the workshop by a certified teaching artist.

You can use your block to print more at home on gift bags, envelopes, wrapping paper, fabric and whatever else you can come up with! Dress for a little mess! This will be a casual and relaxed event. BYOB if you'd like.

What to Bring

photos and/or sketches of images you'd like in your design.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

all printmaking supplies, paper & general images to use in individual designs.

Cancellation Policy

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Vanessa is a teaching artist living in Chicago with her husband and two tuxedo cats. After she earned her BFA from the University of Illinois and her M. Ed. in Visual Art from DePaul University, Vanessa went on to teach visual art for 10 years in a neighborhood high school on Chicago's Northside. Sharing her knowledge of art making is but one of her talents and joys. Vanessa paints, draws, illustrates, crafts, builds, sews, writes and hula hoops her way through her creative energy. The constant quest for finding the “perfect material” for making her own artwork has led Vanessa to be the quintessential dabbler and considers trying out new things as part of her practice. You can see a sample of her past and present work (which will undoubtedly change soon!) at