Starting is hard. For professional artists and beginners, finding a starting point can be enough to discourage us from beginning at all. We don’t want to ruin a good idea, or waste time and resources on something that might disappoint us. Instead of focusing on a drawing’s outcome, think of drawing as an experience. Every drawing session is an experience in which you can pause, and record your observations.
As Creative Developer and certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach at Block Paper Print, my passion is facilitating colleagues, peers, and families through the art-making process, ensuring that they comfortably express their personal narratives through art. The exchange portfolio, a process unique to printmaking, provides people the opportunity to both create and collect artwork in accordance with ideas of their choosing, and with people they know.
Our premier community art event for Block Paper Print combines 20th century Victorian and contemporary communication. In addition to the printmaking activities and cameo booth, we infuse Victorian style decor throughout the space to accentuate the theme. Here is how we carry the event theme through the activities to the decor:
Printmaking historically is a collaborative medium, often used for spreading of information (religious texts, political movements, and playing cards, to name a few). Aside from working side-by-side your team-mates in a print shop, here are a few reasons why printmaking may be your best medium for a team-bonding event.