Holiday Hand-Carved Stamps

with Hope Amico
Wednesdays: December 7, 14; 4:30–6:30pm CT

Whatever you celebrate, a handmade card is a treasure! Carving your own stamps means you can make a beautiful variety of designs for a special “hello” on any occasion. In this two-session virtual workshop, learn the basics of carving stamps safely and create both a large central design and modular accent images. Then, use these stamps to create mailable cards for any occasion. Instruction will cover strategies for using patterns and other techniques to make the most of your supplies. Consider registering yourself and a friend or family member and make festive notes together!

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category A or D

$85/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 materials fee*
$45 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 materials fee*
We are offering a scholarship rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarship rates available.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the optional materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 11/27 at midnight (CT).