Upcoming Workshops 2020

A Different Kind of Block Party

Here’s a special offer for members of Rocky Neck Art Colony: Let’s block print some holiday cards, together, apart.

This year, whether socially distanced or locked down, keep pandemic panic at bay by joining artist Mary Rhinelander for three, one-hour get-togethers on Zoom.  

Under Mary’s direction, we will design, carve and print. Mary will make her own card alongside us, available to answer questions and give advice. This is not a formal class, but rather a goodwill gesture to get us all organized and motivated to make an extra special card for our friends and family, many of whom we have been unable to see and spend time with. Plus, you can support the Post office by buying stamps! 

Block Print, by Mary Rhinelander

Three get-togethers, one-hour each on December 2, 4 and 9. Cost for each is zip. Nil. Nada. Rien. Exclusive for Rocky Neck Art Colony Members. Happy Holidays, and let’s kick 2020 outta here!

Each online gathering starts at 10 AM.

You will need the following:

  • Blank cards and envelopes (smooth paper is easier to print)
  • Linoleum, sized accordingly
  • Carving tools and x-acto knife
  • A Sharpie 
  • Ink (Mary recommends oil-based with soap and water clean up)
  • Putty knife
  • Brayer/roller
  • Plexiglass to roll ink on
  • Baren or wooden spoon 

Rocky Neck and Mary will offer a follow-up in the New Year, so if you invest in these ingredients, you will have the opportunity to use them again.

Join us by sending an email to RNAC.Workshops@gmail.com. First 15 members to do so will receive confirmation and the Zoom link before the gathering begins. There will also be a link to Dick Blick for the suggested supplies, as well as a YouTube video of technique.

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