What You'll Get
- $45 for one admission to a three-hour lino-printing workshop with fine artist Nazanin Daneshvar
- This event is for adults only
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The workshop will be held at a private Fort Green location, a studio used by two practicing artists. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 10 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Woodblock printing has been around since at least 200 C.E., and it’s been a staple of Western art and bookmaking since the 1200s. At the turn of the century, two German wallpaper-makers tried carving their patterns into linoleum instead of wood and found the softer material more conducive to nuanced detail. In her working studio, Nazanin Daneshvar guides students into these artists’ ranks by teaching them the lino-printing process while recreating Vermeer’s celebrated Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Carve and Scratch
With knives and chisels, follow Nazanin’s instruction as she helps you interpret Vermeer’s masterpiece on your own 9”x12” linoleum block.
Roll and Press
Roll ink across your relief image, then carefully press the block onto a 10”x14” sheet of paper.
Take and Make
Take not only your print home, but also your linoleum block, which can be reused for years to come.
Upon graduation from the New York Academy of Art’s MFA program, Nazanin Daneshvar was almost immediately hailed as one of the art world’s “next big thing[s]” by The Wild magazine. That May 2014 feature highlighted her painting, but she’s accomplished in plenty of other mediums, too, and for years has harbored an especially deep love of block printing—and teaching.
The Fine Print