Yellowstone Block Printing: From Block to Print
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
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.
- 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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