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Big Ink! with Lyell Castonguay

October 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - October 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Toe River Arts and BIG INK present a workshop printing large woodblocks for all levels of skills and interests. Participants will produce woodblock prints that are 24” x 46” and up to 40″ x 96”. BIG INK’s specialty is printing woodblocks carved at a monumental scale.

Participants will include 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 registered.

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 together to share updates, potential studio tours, and slides. Participants will pay a $175 fee for the workshop event plus the cost of materials needed to make the block, paper and ink will be provided on the day of the workshop.

BIG INK will return to Toe River Arts, Owen Gallery on October 29 & 30, 2022 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 August 22, 2022. 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 for 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 fees minus a 3% processing fee.

Register here.

When: October 29 – 30, 2022, 9AM – 5PM
Where: Owen Gallery, Toe River Arts
Workshop & materials fee: $175 for all participants. The fee covers all supplies for the day of printing (paper for 3 prints, ink, etc). Artists are responsible for purchasing their own wood or MDF. Some supplies can be borrowed from Toe River Arts, carving tools, paint, carbon paper, etc.

Print by Alison Darrow.


October 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am
October 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Toe River Arts
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Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine
269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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