Get ready for Halloween with Relief Block Printing

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pumpkin by Theresa Neinas
The imagery and subject matter of Halloween lends itself spooktacularly to the medium of relief block printing. 

Spiders, skeletons, ravens, witches hats, bats, and more! All of these themes are perfect for the stark black and white achieved with simple relief printing. 

Artist Theresa Neinas will help you create a block print design suitable for Halloween greeting cards or a framed image for your Halloween home decor. Other imagery is welcome too. Come with your own inspirations. No experience necessary for this hands-on workshop designed for adults wanting to express their hidden creativity.

Block print by
Theresa Neinas
Relief Block Printing workshop with Theresa Neinas
Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm
Shoreline Center – Horizon Room
$35 – Get tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets

Relief block printing gives individuals a means of expression beyond a single drawing. When an image is transferred onto a block and carved it con be duplicated. In this workshop students will work with small woodblocks, developing an images (or working from a prompt) and carving the block. In the second hour of the class students will print their creations!

About the Instructor: Theresa Neinas is a Seattle, Washington based artist who transplanted from the mid-west at age 19. That year was a turning point for Theresa as she had to make the choice to stay in Wisconsin or start a new life in Washington … with $200 in her pocket and a one way train ticket it was, at the time, a sound decision. She started out the first year of her educational journey at Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin and after years of taking fun classes she finally knocked off the science and math classes she needed to receive her BA in Art from the University of Washington in 1990 (To her surprise she enjoyed those classes as well). Theresa has been doing lino block prints since 1995 (she is self taught in this medium) and has been enjoying its process ever since.

Join us for one of our other fall workshops and Get Your Art On!!

Needle Felting with Erin Nix
Tuesday, October 21
6:30pm, Shoreline Center – Horizon Room

A beginner needle felting workshop where participants will learn safety, techniques, and how fun, cheap, and easy of a craft needle felting is to start. Participants will run through common beginner mistakes, tricks to get around them and make your craft flourish, and most importantly spend time jumping right in and trying the process out. Erin Nix will be working with individuals as the group progresses, and will provide handouts on summary topics, as well as lists of places to find materials to continue working in needle felt.

Acrylic Painting with Hester Mallonee
Tuesday, November 4
6:30pm, Shoreline Center – Horizon Room

In this workshop students will learn the very core principles of acrylic painting: how to choose canvas shapes and brushes, how to get an exciting composition, how to make the background recede and the foreground come forward, how to get rich shadows and catchy highlights, how to get realistic rocks, grass, and trees, and how to archivally finish the painting. All supplies will be provided, so just come with your creativity!

Got questions? We got answers! More info available on our website. Want to talk to a human? Email Kelly Lie at  or call the Art Council office at 206-417-4645.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations. 


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