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.



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

(In English)

This beginner’s class will give you with all the basics to carve your first stamp and get started with block printing. 

Stempeldruck Leicht Gemacht

(Auf Deutsch/in German)

Dieser Einführungskurs lernst Du alle Grundlagen, um Deinen ersten Stempel zu schnitzen und mit dem Stempeldruck loszulegen. 

The NEW Repeat Patterns Deep Dive

The Deep Dive is coming back in a new format! Join us in September for the newly restructured and prerecorded edition of the Repeat Patterns Deep Dive!

In this multi-week course, you will master block-printed repeat patterns. You will:

  • build and strengthen your block printing & stamp carving foundation,
  • learn how repeat patterns work
  • know how to design a block for a seamless repetition
  • take you carving skills to the next level
  • master aligning and printing seamless repeats
  • create patterns with different tessellating shapes with ease.
  • and so much more.

Please note: while the Deep Dive in English is targeted to start in September, the German version of the Deep Dive will be available in early 2024. 

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How students describe Ali's classes

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What former workshop participants say​

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