​BIG INK and Color | Ink Studio are hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing in Fall 2021. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate!

First, you submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. If selected, you’ll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You’ll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction.

That weekend, BIG INK will transform Color | Ink Studio into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: our custom-designed giant mobile press. And we’ll invite* the general public to witness the spectacle of you and the other participants printing together.

BIG INK blends elements of a formal class and a maker fair. It’s a fun way to expand your skill set, meet other artists, and engage with the public. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind art making bonanza! We encourage all skill levels to apply.

Participation highlights include:

✔️ Online Master Class Access
✔️ Speedball Art Products Samples
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep

Max. Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches

Visit for more information about their programs.

*Safety is our top priority. We’ll adhere to local guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply

Use the “Apply” button above for more information and to apply. There’s no cost to apply; accepted applicants pay $300. The application deadline is August 9; notification is August 11.

Free to apply
Accepted applicants pay $300

Date and Time

October 16 & 17, 2021
One day attendance required


Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
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