Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop

Relax and design, carve and print beautiful stamps



3 hours Class size 4 to 20     label $120 ($50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

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 for over 3 years 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 a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas 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 lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Location

Darlinghurst, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 10 kms of Darlinghurst for private classes

Your teacher
Rowan Sivyer
Rowan Sivyer
(Little Rowan Redhead)

Watercolour artist and printmaker

4.9 (21)
15k

I love what I do and I am passionate about teaching, inspiring and helping others to discover their creative selves.

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Casey Maddock Apr 2021


The premises was really easy to find and access.

Teacher was extremely friendly and full of so much creative flair.

Liked that it was not too big a class size so you were able to ask questions and get help.

Jane Li Feb 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


This was a very fun class. Rowan was a lovely teacher - very bubbly, informative and came around multiple times checking if we had any issues/questions. She also gave us a very comprehensive overview about where to find resources to continue this at home. This is definitely going to be a new hobby of mine!

Anne Tripolone May 2019


I learned some basic techniques & where to begin & had a go at making some stamps of my own with the tools provided. Rowan’s enthusiasm for block printing is so contagious. She’s inspired me to try crafting some more out.

Cery Albesa Mar 2019


The workshop is worth everything -- the materials, knowledge, and the teacher. Rowann is very kind and entertaining. She'll give you advices with stamps or materials, and even with how you'll deal with what you want to do. It's a very calming and fulfilling activity and before you know it, the class will be ending.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Cery Albesa Sydney

Tamara Stanley Mar 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


A fun, easy and affordable class with a helpful teacher who gave us tips on where to source good quality materials for future projects.

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Tamara Stanley

Fiona Baird Jan 2019


Rowan is a great teacher and passionate about her art form, obviously very talented at it. I enjoyed the course, it was harder than I expected but Rowan gave me help. I think you do need basic drawing skills or more designs to trace. The equipment we used was all good quality and there was plenty, no waiting to use anything. The venue was very relaxing and inspiring. Thank you Rowan

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Fiona Baird

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Lisa Brogan Oct 2018

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Team had a great experience! Enjoyed learning this art and was a welcoming break to their daily work.

Kiri Valsamis Oct 2018


An inspiring start to a new craft! Rowan supplies a variety of materials to get you started. She demonstrated each step of the process and provided good tips from her experience. She is encouraging and helpful so that you achieve a worthwhile product at the end of the workshop.

Angela Smith Sep 2018


I took my mother to the class as a surprise birthday activity and was not disappointed! Rowan was a wonderful teacher and host - knowledgeable, warm + friendly, and well prepared for the class. The space was inviting, all the materials were available for us, and we were able to make speedy progress in our block printing skills during the class! Highly recommended.

Teresa Yung Aug 2018


Fantastic workshop for a hens activity! We made small stamps, lovely prints and great memories. Thanks to Rowan for showing us how and getting us hooked on this fun activity! Highly recommended!

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Teresa Yung

Shauna May 2018


What a wonderful class! Rowan is a friendly and knowledgeable teacher with endless enthusiasm for art. She made me feel comfortable from the moment I arrived and I left with new skills and inspiration to learn more of this wonderful craft. Highly recommended!

Martha Cottam May 2018


The class was so relaxing and I learnt so much at the same time The teacher was fantastic she really shared with us so much knowledge on block printing and we where really able to get our creative juices flowing. The venue was beautiful in a Victorian house with so much art works and beautiful outdoor surroundings - highly recommended.

Aranya Apr 2018


Everything about this class was perfect!

Simran Apr 2018


The class was fabulous! Had such a great afternoon with a great bunch of people learning a new skill. Rowan was lovely and so easy going and knowledgeable.

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Simran

Kerry Apr 2018


The class was fun. Rowen was a very organised, friendly, and helpful tutor. I would highly recommend you do a workshop with her if you ever get the opportunity. I came home with a stamp and card. Yah

Hedi Lampert Apr 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. We're inspired to carry on block printing at home. Rowan was lovely- very informative and generous. Cute house, good light and very funky. We loved it.
FAQ
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?
Sam

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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