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Block Printing – Celebrating Pollinators In-Store Class Oct 1

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Block Printing – Celebrating Pollinators In-Store Class
Sunday, October 1, 1-4pm
Instructor: Theresa Haberkorn
Limit: 6 students. All participants must be 15 years or older. 

Class Details:

Block printing is a simple process that’s easy to learn yet can be used to create highly detailed, complex prints. This introductory class with printmaker Theresa Haberkorn is a great introduction to the art. Benefit from her years of experience creating beautiful, award winning prints as she teaches you how to design, carve, and print with a linoleum block. She covers design considerations, transferring an image, how to use the carving tools, and inking the block for a good print.

The subject for this class is Mother Nature’s secret pollinator, the humble moth. The shape is easy to work with, and there are a surprising number of variations in the species – 157 in Colorado alone! Theresa will have some photos of moths for you to use for reference, but you can invent your own magical, fantastical, new species. Plenty of creative new interpretations were on view at the Moth Migration exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens in 2022. Some 20,000 black and white paper moths of all shapes and sizes were pinned to the walls in undulating waves. Breathtaking! The moths were crowd-sourced from contributors around the world and included submissions from artists, elementary school children, and everyone in between. 

Enjoy printing multiple copies of your own design with the two portable hand presses that Theresa brings. Keep the black and white images as is or color them later with paints or pens. Use them for cards, frame them, or cut them out and make a little wall display in a nod to the Moth Migration exhibit. The carving tools are yours to take home.

We love that the Moth Migration project is a worldwide collaborative project that’s free and accessible to all. Thousands of people from 27 countries have participated! Though the moth is the central character, the project is essentially a tool for building communities of diverse cultures, ages, and nationalities. We decided to repeat Theresa’s popular class to help support MMJ artist and founder Hilary Lorenz in publicizing the importance of moths and other lesser known pollinators. Learn more about the Moth Migration Project at

COVID Safety
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Apron
  • Optional: inspirational images

    Class Materials Include:

    • Linoleum printing blocks
    • Cutting tools
    • Ink, brayer rollers, gloves
    • Pad of Sumi washi paper
    • Tracing/image transfer paper
    • Handouts, and images of moths for inspiration or to trace/copy
    • Tabletop printing presses

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

    Instructor Bio

    Theresa Haberkorn has been making art since she was very young, and started her formal studies at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts In St. Petersburg, Florida. After receiving her BA from the University of South Florida in 1994, she has exhibited her award winning woodcut prints in national and international galleries and exhibitions. Her work can be found in museum and corporate collections including The Denver Museum of Art, The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Denver, and the St. Regis Hotel, Aspen. Theresa has been awarded artist in residencies at the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim, and the Art District of Breckenridge Colorado. Theresa is also a member of Boston Printmakers, Wood Engravers Network and is also a printmaking instructor at the Art Students League of Denver and in her studio in Boulder, Colorado. View more of her work at



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