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BLOCK PRINTING MADE EASY

UNLOCK THE MAGIC OF STAMP CARVING AND BLOCK PRINTING

 

Have you ever wanted to hand-print your own designs on paper or fabric?

This beginner-friendly online class is your gateway to creating stunning artwork through block printing. Whether you're new to this or seeking to refresh your skills, this class is tailored for you. No art degree or prior experience is required.

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Get ready to explore the magical world of block printing in this instant access online class.

Get started in an afternoon or go at your own pace. 

Suzi Leggett

I have desired for quite some time to learn block printing. After the beginner workshop I felt inspired and confident to continue working with lino cutting and printing.

- Intro to Block Printing Student

Cindy Vissering

My improvement was in all the little things that just make life easier: get the right supplies, use the right tools, advice how to best handle the tools, how to transfer the design, what kind of design works best etc.

- Intro to Block Printing Student

Sarah Wyatt

Thanks to the ease and simplicity of Ali’s explanations, I was able to hop right into it!

- Intro to Block Printing Student

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR, ALI BAECKER OF 3 DOTTED PENGUINS

Hey, I'm Ali!

I am a self-taught printmaker and surface pattern designer based in Zurich, Switzerland. I am the creative force behind my studio 3 Dotted Penguins. My work has attracted more than 70'000 followers on Instagram. 

My mission? I am here to teach you all about my passion for block printing and pattern design, sharing my hard-earned lessons from a complete block printing newbie in 2018 (with no previous experience) to the pattern pro I am now.  With my experience, I will help kickstart your block printing journey.

Since 2020, I have taught hundreds of students worldwide. There is no bigger joy than seeing my students experience the magic of block printing through the work they create. 

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This course is for you if ... 

  • You¬†are¬†curious about¬†how¬†block printing works.
  • You have ever wondered how to carve your own stamps.
  • You want to hand print your own designs on paper or fabric.
  • You want to learn a new creative skill.
  • You want to learn more about the materials and tools to use for block printing and get valuable tips from a working artist.
  • You have block printed before but want a refresher.

 

You are in the right place!  

Block Printing Made Easy will walk you through designing, carving, and printing your first stamp step-by-step. 

ALL YOU NEED, RIGHT IN THIS CLASS!

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Here is what you will learn in the lessons:

Basics of Block Printing

Get familiar with the basics.

  • Understand how block printing works.¬†
  • Pick your¬†tools & materials.
  • Get to know your carving tools & soft carving material.
  • Learn to carve safely.

Designing for Block Printing 

Let your design (or one from the template provided) shine. 

  • Get familiar with the designing options for block printing.
  • Prepare your design for carving.
  • Transfer your design onto your carving block.

Carving your Stamp

Translate your vision into a beautiful stamp.

  • Master stamp carving.
  • Learn where to start and how to best carve your stamp.
  • Cut down your stamp to its final size with ease.¬†
  • Test your stamp and¬†decide on¬†corrections.

Making your Block Print

Create beautiful prints on paper with your hand carved stamp.

  • Make your block print with ease, using ink pads
  • Play time: Explore the power of your stamp and make¬†additional print variations
  • Take care of your stamps by cleaning them regularly
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Imagine ... 

feeling the joy of seeing your first print,
made from your own hand carved stamp. 

Gain a Solid Block Printing Foundation

Know Your Tools & Materials

No more confusion or endless Google searches. Learn what tools & materials you need, including my personal favourites!

Familiarity with Your Tools

Master the art of using your carving tools safely and effectively.

 

Step-by-Step Guidance:

Get detailed instructions to make your stamp idea come to life in your final block print. You'll feel like I'm right there with you!

Designing 101

Learn how to prepare your stamp designs for carving and printing. 

Carve with Confidence

A guided journey to mastering carving techniques that ensure your designs come to life just as you imagined.

Printing Galore

Learn how to put ink to stamp and stamp to paper and add your own flair.

"Ali took the fear out of stamp carving for me" - Suzi, USA

What you can expect in the class

Hands-on experience - you will walk out of this class with your own hand-carved stamp and block print.

Well-structured class with step-by-step instructions to easily follow along.

All lessons in this class are video lessons in English that come with closed captions and a downloadable transcript. 

Get started with block printing from the comfort of your home at your own pace.

With the class you will get access to downloads like the materials list and a design template.

Immediate access to the class. Access it anytime via the private 3 Dotted Penguins' Learning Hub for at least 2 years after purchase. 


So, why wait?

Come and join the hundreds of satisfied students who've unlocked their block printing potential with Ali of 3 Dotted Penguins. Not only will you emerge from this class with a fun, brand-new skill , but you'll also get to say

"Wow, that was easier than I thought." 

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What students say

"Ali is a skilled artist who also has strong teaching skills, a combo that is often hard to find. She combines professionalism with an easy manner that instills energy and confidence in her students. Her joy in creating is contagious."

- Sandy Ryland, USA
Intro to Block Printing Workshop

"I really enjoyed Ali's knowledge and passion about the craft. She made block printing very fun and approachable for a beginner. I can't wait to learn more and improve my skills."

- Karis Hess, USA
Intro to Block Printing Workshop

"The class is easy for someone that has never done any carving. I loved all the little tips Ali gave but most of all I learned how to be more patient and understand that not all carvings result into a nice print :)"

- Maria Rebelo, USA & Portugal
Intro to Block Printing Workshop

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INSTANT CARVING & PRINTING FUN

What students created in class...

Stamps & block prints by students:
Sara Wyatt, Ginger Gellham, Karis Hess, Sandy Ryland, Marie, Suzi Legett, Cindy Vissering, Sandra Meeh

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"There were also so many helpful tips given along the way. I particularly liked being able to just play with the tools to start, before diving into the main block. Ali shared so much great information which set participants up for success. Now I feel inspired to carve more."

- Ingrid Langhorst, Canada
Intro to Block Printing Workshop

HOW STUDENTS DESCRIBE ALI'S CLASSES IN ONE WORD

The classes are ...

amazing  comprehensive  brilliant  encouraging  creative  fun  excellent  inspirational  thoughtful exhilarating  confidence-building  enthusiastic  artful  illuminating  empowering essential  wonderful  enlightening  informative  excellent  heartening  exceptional  fantastic  inspiring  great  well-rounded  kind  motivating  eternal  resourceful  suuuuper  magic successful  thorough  fabulous  helpful  engaging

"I love how Ali took us step by step through all the important aspects of carving our own stamps. I had been making stamps before but got some great pointers that got me much better results. It is great to not have to make mistakes and test all different materials and tools because Ali has already the experience and is great at sharing in her workshop. Definitely a great recommendation to attend!"

- Cindy Vissering, The Netherlands 
Intro to Block Printing Workshop

Join Block Printing Made Easy

 and discover the joy of stamp carving and block printing!

Block Printing Made Easy

USD 47

IMMEDIATE ACCESS

Get step-by-step instructions in this beginner-friendly class

  • Learn how block printing works
  • Carve your own stamp from soft carving¬†rubber
  • Make your own prints from hand-carved stamps

 

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