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Block Printing with Jordan Parks

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Block Printing with Jordan Parks
Block Printing with Jordan Parks

Monday & Tuesday, July 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Explore traditional block printing methods with a modern touch, which can be used anywhere, as a printing press is not required! Participants will leave the workshop understanding basic block printing techniques and multiple prints of their designs.

We encourage students to use the gardens as inspiration and/or to bring ideas, sketches, or photographs from home.

During this two-day workshop, you’ll learn about the various tools and materials used in linoleum block printing, how to transfer ideas to sketches, and how to take those sketches from tracing paper to block and paper.

 No previous printmaking experience is required, but students with experience are also welcome. Suitable for teens 14+.

Day One:

Morning – Intro to tools & materials, basic transferring methods, and beginning to carve blocks.

Lunch Break

Afternoon – Proof printing, color explorations, carving time

Day Two:

Morning – Collaborative printing opportunity, free printing time

Lunch Break

Afternoon – Finalize projects, art walk/review, clean up  



$75 fee covers:

Speedball carving tool (students can keep)

Linoleum blocks (students can keep)

Water-based block printing inks, black + at least one other color 


Tracing paper

White printmaking paper, 10 sheets 

Rags for cleanup




Students should bring their own:


A few soft pencils (6B)


Xacto Knife

Glass or plexiglass palette (the glass from a picture frame works well)

A palette knife and a small selection of brushes


Artist Biography: 

Jordan Kendall Parks (she/they) is a Black bi-racial femme who lives and works in South Portland, Maine. Jordan uses art to spark conversations around place, existence, and belonging. Her work is heavily influenced by our relationship with the natural world and each other, and they focus on cultivating interactive outdoor exhibitions that encourage people to engage with their surroundings, find a sense of adventure, and discover art along the way. www.jordankendallparks.co



July 15
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
$210 – $295
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Jordan Parks