Frequently Asked Questions
If you have never block printed before or want to refresh the block printing basics, the “Intro to Block Printing” workshop is perfect for you. I will walk you through all the materials and steps needed for block printing. Most other workshops require basic block printing skills but you will be able to attend them right after an “Intro to Block Printing” workshop unless otherwise noted.
You will find the required skill level with all workshop descriptions.
All workshops are delivered via the online video platform Zoom. I will present the workshop and do live demonstrations which you will be able to follow live via your computer or tablet device. As a workshop participant, you can unmute yourself anytime to ask questions or show your progress when working alongside me.
Yes, workshops are recorded. You will receive access to the recording within a few days after the workshop. You will have access to the recording for private viewing via the private Workshop Hub for at least 3 months after the end of the workshop.
When you sign up to a workshop you will receive a payment confirmation right away. Shortly after you will receive an email with all the materials needed for the workshop and further details about the workshop. Before the workshop you will receive the link to join the workshop via Zoom and often also a template/worksheet that will come in helpful during the workshop. A few days after the workshop you will receive access to the recording of your workshop via the private Workshop Hub.
No. You can attend both, the “Intro to Repeat Patterns” workshop and the “Repeat Patterns Deep Dive 1” workshop series, with basic block printing skills. But you can also attend the “Repeat Patterns Deep Dive 1” after having done the “Intro to Repeat Patterns” workshop. We normally have a nice mix of participants in the Deep Dive 1 with different backgrounds and knowledge.
The “Intro to Repeat Patterns” is for you if you want to learn the basics of block printed repeat patterns and carve your first repeat pattern in this 3-hour-workshop.
If you want to go more into the depth of repeat patterns, learn about different shapes and also improve your design, carving and block printing skills along the way, the “Repeat Patterns Deep Dive 1” workshop series (3 sessions, 2 hours each) is perfect for you. You will profit from the community of other printmakers in the workshop and the homework you get to do between the live workshops.
YES! The beauty of live online workshops is that you can watch and follow along from the comfort of your home, no matter where you are in the world. I set up my workshops in a way that they cover as many timezones as possible.
I generally offer two time slots for workshops in English:
- Workshops in the European evenings, geared towards Europe/Africa (evening) and the Americas (daytime). A workshop starting at 6 pm or 7 pm CET (Central European Time) will take place during the afternoon of the US East coast and the morning of the US Pacific coast.
- Workshops in the European mornings (often starting at 9 am CET, Central European Time) are geared towards Europe/Africa (morning), Asia and Australia/New Zealand (daytime/evenings).
I also offer workshops in German, timing varies.
You absolutely can attend with a friend. Each workshop ticket is for one person. If you want to attend with a friend or a family member (even from the same room), please buy one ticket for each participant to the workshop, like you would do for an in-person workshop.
Generally you will need basic block printing supplies like lino-carving tools, soft carving material, ink pads or block printing ink and paper. A craft knife, a pencil and tracing paper will also come in handy.
Shortly after you sign up for the workshop you will receive a detailed list with all materials needed.
If you have any specific questions about tools or materials before signing up, please check out my free resource guide or send me a message with your specific question.
All workshops are recorded. If you cannot attend a workshop you booked, you will receive access to the recording within a few days after the workshop (like all other workshop participants).
You also have the option to name a person who will participate instead of you in the workshop and that way pass on the seat to them.
Yes, I do offer custom and private workshops. If you want to have a private workshop for a group of friends or work colleagues or for yourself, please get in touch with me with your rough idea.
The majority of workshops require at least basic block printing skills (except for the “Intro to Block Printing” workshops). If you are new to repeat patterns and want to get a first taste of block printing repeat patterns, the “Intro to Repeat Patterns” workshop is great for you. The “Repeat Patterns Deep Dive 1” series (and consequently also the follow up “Deep Dive 2” series) are perfect if you want to get your pattern skills, carving, design and printing skills to the next level.
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If you are looking for European morning workshops, suitable for European, African, Asian and Australian/New Zealand timezones, please join the waitlist. (Please do not join the waitlist if you are looking for European evening workshops, which are suitable for Europe, Africa and the Americas.)
For workshops in German, please join the waitlist for German workshops.