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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

The Art of Printmaking

with Jennifer jackson


Block printing is a popular technique originating in China more than a thousand years ago. Traditionally, the artist carved an image in relief onto a block of wood, producing a stamp that could be painted with ink and pressed onto silk to produce a print. Learn the ancient technique of block-printing: design, carving your stamp, inking and printing. Leave with an understanding of composition, line, and how to create a printed image. Class size is limited so register early! Wear appropriate clothing or bring a smock. Tuition includes materials.

Required: 8x10 inch Strathmore printmaking paper pad, or Canson printmaking paper, Speedball linoleum carving tool, MOO Carve Carving Blocks or Staedtler Mastercarve 4x6 inch or smaller, as well as inspiration images (approx. $20-$30).

Optional: Speedball water-soluble block printing ink in a color of your choosing- black will be provided.

Jennifer Jackson has a BFA from USM in fine art with a concentration in painting. She takes courses in drawing, printmaking, photography, and art education, continuing to explore new techniques to stay immersed in the art world.

Code: 20CRTV.10.318
  • Feb 1 - 8th, 2018
    Thu for 2 weeks from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Will run


207 934 7922

40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

Room: Art Rm

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