Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop

Relax and design, carve and print beautiful stamps

2 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 4 to 20

label $120 (Afterpay available)

Carving is my form of meditation. The single focus of tool cutting rubber helps me to destress - plus I have something gorgeous to print with afterwards. Carving stamps is relatively inexpensive, does not require a lot of space and is highly gratifying and addictive!
In this crafts class I will introduce you to my process of designing, carving and printing. I will share with you my materials, techniques and tips. We will talk about simple blocks, layering stamps and repeating tile stamps. You will then design and carve a small rubber block and then print with it, creating some beautiful stationery.
I have been developing my carving and printmaking skills since 2015 and love to create gorgeous art prints and unique greeting cards. Not only do I use stamps in my daily art practice but I also love to get crafty with homemade wrapping paper and gift tags.
Class outcomes:
  • Breathe, relax, carve.
  • Learn basic carving techniques.
  • Create some beautiful cards and take home your stamp to use again and again.
Knowledge required
None, but it might be a good idea to have a little think about a simple image that you might like to try and carve.
What you'll get
Their completed rubber stamps and anything that they have printed.
What to bring
Everything will be provided.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a fun gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


West Ryde, NSW

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Rowan Sivyer
Rowan Sivyer
(Little Rowan Redhead)

Watercolour artist and printmaker

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Rowan has been a full time artist since 2016 when she set up her art business Little Rowan Redhead. Rowan is a compulsive maker and a hobby hoarder but she is most well known for her block printing which she has taught since 2017. In fact she wrote a book on the subject ('Modern Block Printing' 2022). Rowan believes that anybody can be creative - sometimes though you just need a little inspiration and guidance. That is where Rowan comes in! 'I love what I do and I am passionate about teaching, inspiring and helping others to discover their creative selves'.

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I am really interested in learning how to block print on to fabrics (preferably heavier fabrics like linen and wool). Is that something you would be able to accommodate?

The main part of the class is carving the stamp but we can talk about design choice for fabric printing. I am also happy for her to bring some linen on request, and I can provide several types of fabric block printing ink. 

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