Pictured: BIG INK Inking a Woodblock by Amy Allison Turpin

BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at Maryland Hall on October 1 & 2, 2022. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 25, 2022

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 the gallery at Maryland Hall into a print shop featuring The Big Tuna: our 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


Application Deadline: Midnight, July 25, 2022

Event: October 1 & 2, 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.