Printing for Preschoolers: Let’s Go Fishing

with Ellen Ferrari
Saturday, July 1; 10am–12pm CT

Catch a reading of Kevin Sherry’s I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean. Print a lake with fish stamps and cookie cutters. Create creatures with letters F-I-S-H, etc. Safely make a series of cuts in a printing block to create a big ocean image and print with brayers and barens. Use a roller stamp for schools of fish. Last, try gyotaku, Japanese fish printing (with a rubber fish).

In this in-person workshop, preschoolers learn the basics of object and relief printing, work with tools like brayers and barens, and build fine motor skills using stamps and inking blocks. They also grow their interest in books and visual arts and feel pride as they engage in artmaking in a book arts studio regularly accessed by working artists. Ellen designed this workshop to meet preschoolers where they are both developmentally and in their interests.

One registration includes one adult and one child. This workshop is ideal for children ages 2–6. Caregiver tip: Sign up with your preschooler’s friend and caregiver!

All skill levels welcome

$45/one child and their adult caregiver (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
$23 for BIPOC/Financial scholarship one child and their adult caregiver* (10% discount for MCBA members) + $10 materials fee
MCBA offers two scholarship types for workshops—Financial Hardship Scholarships and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Scholarships—to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom these scholarships do not apply, register at the Adult/Child pair rate and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make scholarships available.
*If either person in the pair (child or caregiver) is eligible for a scholarship, choose the scholarship option at registration.

Masks are strongly recommended for program participants working close to others in MCBA’s studios. See our Covid Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 6/26 at midnight (CT).