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Block Printing

Block printing is a very old technique wherein a block (wood, linoleum, rubber) is carved into a relief pattern. Ink or paint is applied to the surface and the image can then be transferred onto paper, fabric or wood. 

At this workshop, you will learn the basics of the technique using a flexible rubber block and a variety of carving tools while making two printing blocks of your own to use during the workshop and to keep for future projects.

This workshop will focus primarily on paper printing, and we will have a selection of different papers to experiment with as you craft your blocks. We will discuss fabric printing techniques, but will not be working with fabric inks, since they require a slightly different setup.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our idea board here.


  • Rubber block material
  • Carving tools
  • Inks and paper
  • Instruction and guidance


  • Images or motifs for your block
  • Paper you love (optional)


$25 members | $30 non-members


8 people



Minimum Enrollment
We green-light activities that are at least 50% enrolled by 72 hours prior to the start day/time, at which point we purchase materials and confirm with our instructors. If an activity does not meet the minimum enrollment by that time, we will refund the entrance fee of anyone who has signed up, then remove the activity from our events calendar. 

The Hive has a 72 hour cancellation policy, meaning that you must cancel your reservation at least 72 hours prior to the start time in order to receive a refund, no exceptions. Please email The Hive directly in order to request a refund:

Age Restrictions
Most activities at The Hive are appropriate for adults and young people aged 12 and older. Participants age 12-14 should plan to attend with an accompanying adult. If both the adult and young person want to make their own project, both people should sign up and pay the entrance fee; if only one project will be made, only one person needs to sign up and pay the fee.

Although The Hive is no longer a member-based organization, we still honor previously purchased memberships by offering discounts on our activities. You are a member of The Hive if one of the following circumstances applies:

  • You directly purchased a membership on our website
  • You supported our Fall 2014 crowd-funding campaign at any level
  • You purchased a Dealsaver coupon for The Hive
  • You participated in our May 2015 free membership promotion
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