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Watercolor Woodblock Carving and Printing (Intended for women and non-binary makers)

  • 25 February 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 14 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis MN 55414
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This class serves as a perfect introduction to woodblock carving and hand printing.  Equally interesting to participants who have worked with wood before and those who are completely new to the medium, this class will teach the basics of how to transfer a pencil drawing onto a flat block of wood and then how to effectively carve the drawing in layers.  Once the block is carved, we will then go over how to print it with watercolor pigment onto paper by hand. The entire process is nontoxic, and can easily be reproduced at home!

All community members who identify as women or non-binary are welcome. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, share, and inspire a diversity of ideas. Please come to class with a pencil drawing already prepared that fits within an 8 x 10 inch page, and keep in mind your drawing will be flipped when printed (like seeing your drawing in the mirror).


Taught by Savannah 

Savannah Bustillo is a queer Latinx printmaker and book artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Often through language games, her work takes small, discarded objects, sounds, and movements that seem silent and insignificant and reemphasizes them. Recently this practice has turned to the visuality of sound, as Bustillo creates recordings of popularized American stories and turns them into images that the viewer must decode. She has helped teach workshops and demos in printmaking and book arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.


Now offering sliding scale pricing! Suggested admission is $90,  but we have a $80 sliding scale admission option, and a pay it forward option of $100. Additionally we have micro-reparations pricing for BIPOC students wishing to pay only the consumables and materials fee of $50. 

The materials fee for this class is $44 and is included in the admission cost.

Need a scholarship?  We got you! Just email us, tell us what you can afford and we will do our best to cover the rest. 

*** This class is limited to 10 individuals to prevent the spread of covid-19. If feeling ill, let us know as soon as possible and please do not attend class. All students are required to wear a mask***



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