Big Ink 2021

BIG INK IS ON for the 2021 NYSATA Conference!

Get those woodblocks ready! BIG INK printed 16 large scale woodcuts at our 2019 conference, and it was a huge hit! We are looking for 16 more for the 2021 conference. New and past participants are welcome.

BIG INK was founded by Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnett. Their mission is to teach large scale woodblock printmaking and promote public awareness for the art of the form.

BIG INK will facilitate two days of monumental woodblock printing at NYSATA on November 19 & 20, 2021. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate.

BIG INK will set-up The Big Tuna: a custom-designed giant mobile press. Conference attendees will be invited to witness the spectacle of you and other participants printing together.  BIG INK events blend elements of a workshop and public demonstration. It's a fun way to expand your skill set and engage with other conference goers. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind print bonanza!

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. 

After each participant pays their participation fee, Lyell will send an instructional package that has information about what kind of wood to buy, tools and carving technique.  Participants can do one as an individual, as a class project, collaborate with a friend, or even better– do one as a Region collaboration!

The fee to participate is $325 for individual/small group (up to four sections) or $350 for large multi-block (more than 4 sections).

Register by August 1 to Participate

Participation highlights include:
✔️ Access to BIG INK's Online Master Class
✔️ Speedball Sponsorship Kit
✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event
✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep

Event Dates: November 19 and 20, 2021 (one day in attendance is required)
Event Location: Doubletree Hotel, Binghamton NY 
Sign-up Deadline: August 1, 2021
Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches

 $325 for individual print (up to 4 sections)
$350 for group collaborative print (multiple blocks)
Registration fee is non-refundable 

CLICK HERE to Register


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