Wednesday March 14th 5:30-7:30 pm
Join artist John "JackBear" Ballou as he guides you in hand carving your first rubber stamp! John has been carving his own rubber stamps for over 15 years and will teach his methods of image selection, transferring the image, carving, and printing! This class is the Wednesday before St. Patrick's Day. John will have Irish themed images available to create a themed stamp from, or bring along a simple image that you can trace of something you love. Paper will be on hand to create a card or postcard. Each student will use and take home a tool kit which includes: two carving gouges, a gouge handle, an "x-acto" style knife, a 4x6 inch block of Speedy Carve carving medium, and a handout of tips and tricks for your future carving success. Beginners and Intermediate levels welcome!