Big Ink is coming to Tiger Lily Press in 2022! Their mission is to teach large-scale woodblock printmaking and promote public awareness of the art form. Carve your large-scale woodblock and print with Big Ink’s mobile press.
To learn about the story behind Big Ink and all of the program details, be sure to download the Big Ink Call to Artist Booklet
BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Tiger Lily Press on March 26 & 27, 2022. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 17, 2022
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, VISIT: BIGINK.ORG
First, you submit a design for consideration. If selected, you’ll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. BIG INK will transform Tiger Lily Press into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: their custom-designed giant mobile press. We’ll invite the public to witness the spectacle of you and other participants printing together. Our events blend elements of a workshop and a maker fair. It’s a fun way to expand your skill set and engage with art appreciators. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind print bonanza!
Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You’ll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction. We encourage all skill levels to apply.
Participation highlights include:
✔️ Access to BIG INK’s online master class for 1-year
✔️ Speedball oil-based ink, Arnhem 1618 paper, and a 6” brayer
✔️ Columbia Forest Products 9” x 12” cherry plywood sample
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ Networking opportunities with other artists that live in your area
✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep
Event Location: 4356 Dunham Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Application Deadline: Midnight, January 17, 2022
Event: March 26 & 27, 2022 (one day in attendance will be assigned)
Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches
Cost: It’s free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300.