Yellowstone Block Printing: From Block to Print

Yellowstone Block Printing: From Block to Print

$1,097.50
Dates:
December 18-22
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Katie Roloson
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Art, Natural History

Block printing is a medium that everyone can be successful. It is the perfect art for cards, stamps, or finished work to be framed on your wall. Once the print is carved you can print it again and again and depending on the type of carving there is flexibility through inking and painting to make every print unique. In this class you will learn the basics of block printing and different techniques for inking.

Program Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Participants are welcome to check into the Lamar Buffalo Ranch starting at 4:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Introduction to Lamar Buffalo Ranch and course specifics.
  • Day 2 Block Printing Basics and Creating Your Designs
    We will go over the tools used. Simplifying your image and wrapping your head around thinking and carving in reverse. We will go over simple carving techniques and then will start on designing our carvings.
  • Day 3 Finishing Designs, Carving and Printing
    Today will be spent doing test prints and finishing designs and carvings. We will talk about carving for the type of inking you want to do. Some finish printing will happen in preparation for adding some watercolor.
  • Day 4 Finishing Printing, Watercolor Additions, and a Sharing of Work
    Today will be spent finishing works and getting ready to share what you have created and learned from the class.
  • Day 5 Check out by 9:00 a.m.

About the Instructor

Katie Roloson is the Director of Fleet & Campuses at Yellowstone Forever, where she resides at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch. She was introduced to block printing by another artist and fell in love with medium and has been creating blocks ever since.

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More Information:

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.