The Big Build-Up: Printing Layers and Finding Design Through Accumulation

September 16, 2018 – September 22, 2018

Bryan Baker

In this workshop students learn to blend cautious block carving techniques with cavalier applications of ink while printing compositions that are developed in stages. Participants will generate a large body of work while discovering how to properly edition relief prints. Simultaneously, you will create multiples that become one-of-a-kind pieces. Working with linoleum, wood and plastic students will cut and carve all the elements in their designs. All printing will be done with oil-based inks, and students will learn how to mix colors, adjust transparency and modify the ink’s performance. Open to all skill levels.


Bryan Baker is a letterpress printmaker and designer living in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the co-founder of Striped Light, a community letterpress printshop that also does custom printing and fine art editions. In 2003, he received his MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, and has been consistently running workshops and teaching classes that focus on relief printing.

Bryan Baker

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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