SYDE Professor Hosts Block Printing Workshop

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Block Prints

Dr. Matthew Borland, systems design engineering professor recently hosted a three-part block print workshop. 

Block printing is a technique for relief printing, where images, text, and patterns are carved into a wood or rubber block and then transferred onto textiles, paper, and other surfaces. It originated in China dating back to the third century and spread across Asia and Europe over the next thousand years. 

Workshop participants designed their own block print on paper, carved it into a block, and created prints of their design. The finished artworks are currently on display across from E5-6129. 

The workshop is part of The Emergent Encounters Action Project, in collaboration with AACFTDOAPORUCACIAWOMW.