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Workshop: Introduction to Block Printing

  • Palette SF 816 Folsom Street San Francisco United States (map)

with Amy Torgeson

Spend the evening learning the simple and satisfying art of block printing. The technique is perfect for creating bold and simple designs and the readily available tools and non-toxic inks make it an easy method for printing at home. At the end of the workshop, you'll leave with your own designed and carved rubber block, several prints and the knowledge and skills to explore this centuries-old method on your own.

Special Notes: All materials provided. Feel free to bring image ideas, though not necessary. Simple and bold designs were best. We will use 4x6 rubber blocks so the image size should measure approximately 3 3/4 x 5 3/4. Please wear clothes that can get messy or bring an apron. A list of resources will be emailed after the workshop.

Bites from the Palette menu along with a wine pairing will be included in the workshop.

Cost: $100

Amy Torgeson is an artist working in printmaking and collage. Her work is influenced by nature, textiles and the colors and textures gathered through travel. She uses wooden typography blocks as the basis of her printing and is drawn to the graphic yet imperfect quality of printing with these blocks by hand. Her prints reflect a modern, abstract sensibility and often focus on the direct experience of color, shape, line and pattern. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children and works from her studio in Sausalito.

Early registration is recommended as space is limited.
No children under the age of 10.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Questions? Please contact

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An Evening with the Artists
Later Event: June 1
Saturday Paint & SiP Party