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DIY Block Printing

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood

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$85 (per person)
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Greenwood, Brooklyn
62 18th St
Near Hamilton Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11232
$25 Materials fee is required payable in cash at the workshop.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Nathan Catlin

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this block printing class:

Learn the ancient technique of block printing and go home with a whole new skill to continue exploring on your own! In this class we will learn how to carve and print by hand from rubber and linoleum blocks, following the traditional form of printmaking.

Come prepared to learn, explore, and have fun with the endless possibilities of printmaking. Bring your ideas, drawings, inspiration images, or just come as you are ready to experiment and enjoy. By the end of the session, participants will take home the basic tools and resources to continue exploring and making prints at home.

No experience necessary; this class is particularly geared towards those who would not necessarily consider themselves artists, but want to learn a new skill and be surprised by how they can make beautiful art.

An additional materials fee of $25 is required payable in cash at the workshop.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Full 7 business days before class time for rescheduling. No refunds.


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Question from Susan D.
What kind of ink do you use?
Answer from Christina F. Verified Student
We used water-based printing ink. I'm sorry I don't remember what brand the teacher supplied.
Answer from anonymous
It’s speedball oil based water-soluble inks.
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Question from Bridget J.
Anything over the weekend of 13, 14 October in New York ? Either block printing or screen printing. I’m from South Africa and would love to have a creative day to end off a very busy week in New York ! Many thanks. Bridget Johnson
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Bridget! Unfortunately this class has no schedule of October 13 or 14. We currently have October 20 only.
Question from Leighton E.
What materials are supplied for $25.00?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This includes take-home materials of a lino cutting tool, lino block, 4 prints on a nice rag paper. Thanks!

Reviews of Classes at Trestle Workshops (326)

(326 Reviews)
DIY Block Printing
Reviewed by Christopher F. on 9/16/2019
I really enjoyed this class. It was very easy going and Nathan was very personable and helpful. The class size was small so there was a lot of personal attention and assistance if needed. If there are more in depth classes, I would be very interested in signing up!
DIY Block Printing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/22/2019
Great intro class
DIY Block Printing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/10/2019
A good class to jumpstart your printmaking journey.
DIY Block Printing
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/31/2018
You’re paying more so for the space and time to create your masterpiece. Not much teaching here. Come in with a printed picture/outline or else if you don’t know how to really draw, it’ll be tough and you’ll end up making something that won’t be really useful. Instructor was nice and thoughtful though.
DIY Block Printing
Reviewed by Madeline G. on 4/22/2018
Excellent class. Nathan the instructor was prompt and came fully prepared with materials and visual examples. He is knowledgeable and obviously experienced at conveying information clearly and in different ways. He addressed safety issues as well as encouraging individual aesthetic expression. Nathan was there to coach each of us as we reached the next step of the process, i.e., putting a design on the block, cutting, inking and printing. The 3-hour course was just the right amount of time to produce one piece, soup to nuts. Three students was a great class size. The classroom was fine -- well-lit, and wi-fi'd.

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Trestle Workshops

Trestle’s community classes program called Trestle Workshops offers instruction in a wide variety of artist techniques and theories, as well as training in professional practices. This program serves a dual purpose of educating artists in new media and creating jobs for highly-trained teaching artists....

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