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Linoleum Block Printmaking-
Block printing is as old as art making itself. All cultures have used block printing for everything from fabric design to fine art and illustration. Block printing can be as simple or complex as you would like. Bold black and white designs can maximize positive and negative space, while colorful blocks can create complex compositions by layering simple designs. Block printing can inform your own art making process and expand your art offerings by learning the ability to make multiples. Printmaking is also a fun end unto itself- make cards, t-shirts, illustrations, or fine art prints. The possibilities are endless.

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


All materials included in tuition.

Lino Block Printmaking, 18+

John Carruthers

I am the Visual Arts Dept. Chair at The Storm King School in Cornwall, NY, where I teach art to grades 9-12 including AP Studio Art and AP Art History. During the summers, I also teach at the Artists Association of Nantucket, where I won the Randy Goldberger Teaching Award in 2014, and the Mixed Media Award in 2013. I also teach a woodcut workshop at The Art Students League of New York. I have taught art in public and private schools in New York, and art history as adjunct faculty at Mercy College where I also earned a Masters Degree in Education. With a Master’s degree from the New York Academy of Art, five years of printmaking study at Pratt Graphic Center and Hunter College, I have been creating and selling woodcuts for 30 years. My work is represented by The Gallery on India Street, Nantucket, MA, and at the Artists Association of Nantucket gallery. In 2003, I started to establish my teaching career, and exhibited in galleries close to where I teach.
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