Printmaking Workshops

 carving, carving, carving

carving, carving, carving

 and more carving

and more carving

 my 2016 holiday notecards

my 2016 holiday notecards

 ta da! an image is born

ta da! an image is born

Thursdays, beginning October 4, 2018

Making WOODCUT Holiday Cards in the Old Way: 

Design, Carve, Print 

$180 (materials included)

where:  Emery Art Studio 1110 Hawthorne St
when:   Thursday evenings, 6-8pm

Sending holiday cards is a tradition. But not everyone sends cards they carve and print themselves!  In this class, we are going to make holiday cards in the old way: designing, carving, and printing them ourselves in community.

In this course we will practice the art of spreading good cheer by designing, carving, printing and mailing holiday cards to our loved ones. 

The 6-week course begins with inspiration and moves step by step through manifesting an idea into form through the fine craft of making woodblock prints. Claire will show examples of holiday cards from the ages for inspiration. Then, participants work out their designs, carve their blocks, rip their paper to size, print their cards, and then envelope and mail them off to loved ones. The course is taught in Claire’s spacious, working studio at 1110 Hawthorne Street, Unit B.

This course will work for raw beginners as well as experienced printmakers who simply want to make and learn in community.


The class will be limited to 12 students with a minimum of 8 to run.

Materials Included:

  • 4”x 5” woodblock

  • hand-carving tools

  • paper for 25 5”x7” cards

Dates: Thursday evenings 6-8 pm 

October 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8

Make-up class on November 15

Course fee: $180 Includes all paper, woodblocks and use of pro in-house carving tools as well as state-of-the-art Takach printing press.

$100 holds your spot and the remaining $80 is due on the first night of the course. The $100 deposit is non-refundable. Refunds for remaining $80 not possible after October 11.

The first 12 people to send the downpayment are in! The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Would you like to take the course but cannot afford it?  We have one scholarship available per session.  Please email if you would like to be considered for this spot. 

Questions?: Email

Send check to: 

Claire Emery Art

P.O.Box 8656

Missoula, MT 59807