ACA Community Day, featuring BIG INK
November 6 - November 7$300
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