print & Press Night:
Open studio for lino block printmaking
Join us for an open studio night with all supplies included to ink and press your own lino block designs!
BYOB (Bring Your Own Blocks) from home to ink up and print at our Art on 30th studio and meet other printmaking enthusiasts. This night is about having more time at the studio to print your own limited edition sets!
No workshop pre-requisites required, but participants will need to come prepared with knowledge of lino block carving and printing for this self-guided studio time.
Inks are oil-based, so wear aprons or painting clothes. Prints will take up to 2 weeks to dry...be prepared for transporting your prints home safely.
Note: there will be NO formal instruction, only basic troubleshooting/guidance on provided tools and materials.
What will be provided:
Available for purchase:
A few carving materials will provided as well for correcting blocks after test prints, or to carve while waiting for a press to become available.
Participants are welcome to bring any additional papers, inks, or carving materials from home.
Participants are also responsible for cleaning their tools after use to make ready for the next person, and for sharpening any carving knives used.
Open Studio Night Info:
About the Studio Supervisor
Kristen Guest is an award-winning and published abstract expressionism artist as well as a certified art instructor in San Diego, California. She studied Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University because it seemed to be the most natural path: she loved art and she loved helping others.
Currently, Kristen works out of her studio at the Bernardo Winery and teaches abstract painting classes at Art on 30th. She is represented as one of the Professional Artists at Ashton Gallery and creates work for designers, exhibitions and online galleries. Kristen is best known for using various muted desert hues and incorporating a wide variety of drawing materials in her abstract work, giving it a “fresh,” expressive, and gestural feeling.