Ali of 3 Dotted Penguins has been teaching hundreds of students from all over the world on how to block print and master block printed repeat patterns since 2020 in live online workshops and online classes. Ali typically teaches in English and German.
Live Online Workshops: currently no workshops are planned.
YOUR QUICKSTART INTO STAMP CARVING & BLOCK PRINTING
Discover the joy of stamp carving and block printing. Get started with step-by-step instructions and on-demand videos that walk you through the process of stamp carving and block printing with ink pads, from what tools you need, what to look out for in your designs, transferring your stamp, to carving and printing your block.
Block Printing Made Easy
This beginner’s class will give you with all the basics to carve your first stamp and get started with block printing.
Please note: the next cohort in English and German is planned for early 2024.
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[I liked] everything--from the pre-workshop communications which were very organized and comprehensive, to the relaxed pacing of the workshop, and all the content/knowlege you packed into a short time. It was fantastic.
Mel Beach (USA)Intro to Block Printing & Intro to Repeat Patterns
Ali prepares all her courses in detail and conducts them with so much friendliness, expertise and competence. It’s a real pleasure. She answers all questions and I leave every course with lots of new ideas. There is a logical structure for the repeat patterns, which increases in difficulty while still remaining accessible. I find it convenient that I can go back to the recording for a certain time after the workshop, re-watch challenging topics and work on them again at my own pace. In addition, Ali sends out supportive templates that make everything easier and more complete. I am already looking forward to future courses.
Sandra (Germany)Intro to Block Printing, Intro to Repeat Patterns, Repeat Patterns Deep Dive 1 & 2
The 3 Dotted Penguins Intro to Block Printing workshop was excellent, I learned so much and had fun doing it! Ali covers all aspects of the process so you can apply what you learn immediately and begin your block printing journey. She reviews all the materials and proper techniques for a solid foundation to build on. Ali is very generous with her time and thoroughly answered all my questions. Now I have the knowledge to move forward more confidently in my block printing practice. Thanks so much Ali!
Jan (NYC, USA)Intro to Block Printing
Such an amazing blockprinting course by 3dottedpenguins! This is my first time trying it and I’m super happy with this first project. ☺️ Thank you so much, Ali, for the fun and easy-to-follow course. You’re truly a wonderful teacher! 🙏 You taught us everything that we need to know to start block printing. Also huge thanks to all my “classmates”, it was very nice learning with you all! I’m looking forward to the next courses! 💙😊💙
Marie (Switzerland)Intro to Block Printing
I have absolutely loved enriching my pattern making processes with Ali’s carefully planned and thoughtful workshops. Joining these online sessions with fellow pattern lovers from around the world, Ali makes you feel relaxed and at ease straight away, addressing all questions with great attention to detail and consideration. Attending these workshops has really built up my confidence, curiousity and playfulness with the patterns I make. I’m so happy I took the leap and made the bookings, thanks Ali!
Clare Hyatt McLeod (Scottland, UK)Intro to Repeat Patterns, Repeat Pattern Deep Dive 1 & 2
This workshop exceeded my expectations! Ali fostered a creative and friendly international group. She has a knack for organizing and chunking the info so it's not overwhelming. She did a very clear demo and answered every question in real time. I walked out with a beautiful little block that I've already used as a stamp for my business's packages. (Added bonus: I feel equipped to know what kinds of materials and tools I might buy next!) Ali even stayed extra time to make sure all questions were answered. Highly recommended!
Ginger Gellman (Vermont, USA)Intro to Block Printing
"My daughters and I had a great time carving stamps together with Ali. I loved making stamps and I loved sharing the experience with my kids. I love having a new skillset to take into my professional career of fabric design."