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Big Ink: Large woodcut workshop

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Instructor: Lyell Castonguay
When: October 29 - 30, 2021 , 9 AM – 5 PM
Where: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Owen Gallery

Workshop fee is $225.  Fee covers, all supplies for day of printing (paper for 3 prints, ink, etc). Artist are resposible for purchaseing their own wood or mdf.  Some supplies can be borrowed from Toe River Arts, carving tools, paint, carbon paper, etc.

Workshop Descrption: Toe River Arts, App State and BIG INK present an intergenerational workshop printing large woodblocks for all levels of skills and interest. Participants will produce woodblock prints that are 20” x 48". BIG INK's specialty is printing woodblocks carved at a monumental scale.

Participants will include App State Students and local artists tasked with carving woodblocks in the months leading up to BIG INK's visit. No prior experience is required from any of the event participants, BIG INK will provide an online tutorial workshop once you have been accepted. Toe River Arts will provide a space , share tools and materials, guidance and offer an opportunity to build connections. Most of the work can be done at home, however we hope to gather the students and Artists together to share updates, potential studio tours and slides. Participants will pay a $225 fee for the workshop event plus cost materials needed to make the block, paper and ink will be provided on day of workshop. 

Toe River Arts goal for this workshop is to create a diverse intergenerational group so that artists and students can learn and create side by side and make connections leading to possible working relationships in the future. This event encourages young artists to pursue their ideas and see craft as a viable way to make a living. We hope it will allow some members of the Toe River Arts community an opportunity to support fledgling creators.

BIG INK will return to Toe River Arts, Owen Gallery on October 29 & 30, 2021 and work with the group printing each participant's woodblock. Each participant will leave with three professional grade prints, rejuvenated inspiration, new skills and new connections.

Please register by September 13th. If you have any questions contact the Toe River Arts, Community Outreach Coordinator.

Workshop Refund Policy:

Due to uncertainties created by COVID-19, we are no longer able to offer refunds of any workshop unless we can fill your spot. We will extend a 24-hour grace period immediately following the purchase of a workshop where a refund will be issued if requested by the student. Beyond that 24-hour grace period, refunds will not be issued under any circumstance.  If you are issued a refund a check will be mailed for all your workshop fee minus 3% processing fee.

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All levels are welcome. It is helpful for our instructor to know your experience level.

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