Community Printmaking Day

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Crooked Tree Arts Center is hosting a Free Community Printmaking Day

Saturday, October 12
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for a fun day of printmaking activities and touring our printmaking exhibits.

Asphalt Roller


Join us for a Community Printmaking Day at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City. With help from our friends at Team Elmer's, we will be pressing large prints with an asphalt roller, right in our driveway! Other printmaking opportunities will be available including "gyotaku," a traditional Japanese printmaking method that includes inking and printing a fish!

This is an upcycled event and we will be printing on unused sheets. Black ink, brayers, and fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring extra sheets to take a print home with youor even your own fish for printing!

Want to get involved? We are asking local artists and art teachers to create large wood blocks or carved linoleum to print as individuals or as a class. For example, teachers could have students work on smaller blocks that would then be glued to a larger board to create a mosaic of designs.

Examples of printing with an asphalt/steam roller can be found here:
Steam Roller printing St; Lawrence U
Steam roller printing at the Art League

If you are interested in creating a block to be printed click here for more information.

If you are not up to the task of creating a block, come for the fun!  

Interested in volunteering? We will need lots of hands throughout the day. It's a great way to be front and center for all of the activities! Call 231-941-9488.

Community Printmaking Day is featured in tandem with our two printmaking exhibitions, Floating World: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Prints and Original: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, which will be on view until
November 14, 2019.

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