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ACA Community Day, featuring BIG INK

November 6 - November 7


Free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300

BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate!

First, you submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. If selected, you’ll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You’ll learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction.

BIG INK will transform Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Harris House into a print studio featuring The Big Tuna: our custom-designed giant mobile printing press. We’ll invite* the general public to witness the spectacle of you and other participants printing together.

BIG INK blends elements of a formal class and a maker fair. It’s a fun way to expand your skill set, meet other artists, and engage with the public. Bring your next big idea to life while participating in a one-of-a-kind printmaking bonanza! We encourage all skill levels to apply. It’s free to apply; accepted applicants pay $300.

Participation highlights include:

✔️ Online Master Class Access

✔️ Speedball Art Products Samples

✔️ Hands-on instruction during the event

✔️ Three impressions from your woodblock, all of which you get to keep

Application Deadline: August 30, 2021

Event: November 6 – 7, 2021 (one day attendance required)

Max Woodblock Size: 40 by 96 inches

More Info and application submission at http://www.bigink.org/


Thank you to the following sponsors for your commitment to our 2021 Community Programs!

    • AdventHealth|New Smyrna Beach
    • Brown & Brown Insurance
    • City of New Smyrna Beach
    • County of Volusia
    • National Endowment for the Arts
    • State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
    • The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation

The public are invited to peek into the artist’s studio throughout the weekend



November 6
November 7
Event Category:


Community Programs


Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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