Sarah Matthews – Block Printed Flag Books – CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that this class is now cancelled. Please contact Fran McReynolds at if you have any questions.

Workshop Description:

Join us for an immersive three days, discovering the captivating fusion of block printing and bookbinding. This creative journey empowers you to craft sculptural books that uniquely tell your story. Experience the meditative process of carving unique blocks, bringing your vision to life. Explore inking techniques, creating beautiful prints with professional precision. Discover the flag book structure, crafting your personalized masterpiece with colors and patterns. Add delightful embellishments to reflect your creativity. Bring your curiosity and artistic spirit! Unleash your creativity and create something special!

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Apron
  • Bone folder
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 9 x 12-inch cutting mat
  • Utility knife or X-Acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Power Grip carving tools or Speedball linocut tools

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Paper
  • Bookboard
  • Block printing ink
  • UHU glue sticks
  • Lino carving tools
  • Linoblocks for carving

Instructor Biography:

Sarah Matthews is a skilled printmaker and book artist with a background in art and business. She holds an MA in Art & the Book and an MBA with a Marketing Concentration. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are part of prestigious collections at institutions such as Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mrs. Matthews is a dedicated educator, teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and various art centers.