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Block Printing

Class Details

1.5 Hours

4th Grade to Adult


Artistic Expression Class

Evening Activity (6:30-8:00 pm)

Students will learn about the history of printing. They will learn the ancient technique of block printing to express a natural history event experienced or inspired while at Wolf Ridge. Students will take home their original 3″ x 3″ art block for future printing, as well as 6-12 printed cards.

Evening activities are taught by chaperones unless otherwise noted. 

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Lesson Plan


  • The natural environment has many obvious and subtle impacts upon human history and culture.
  • Art is an expression of human thoughts and feelings.
  • Craftsmanship is important in producing quality products.


  • List, explain, and give examples of the four types of printing.
  • Create a print from a block cut.
  • Describe the natural history experience that inspired their creation.