• June 2-8, 2024

    Letterpress: Books and Broadsides at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC

    Get to know the basics of letterpress printing and hand typesetting to print your own books and broadsides. Learn to set hot lead and wood type, print large broadsides and small books, and to use vintage printing presses. Add images with carved linoleum blocks, then finish the week by binding the small prints together into a book. All levels welcome.

  • July 19-21, 2024

    Make A Crankie! at Atlanta Printmakers Studio 

    Crankies are illustrated scrolls contained in boxes on dowels with attached handles. These scrolls are “hand cranked” to create a moving panorama, inviting the viewer to experience the images like watching a movie. These historic storytelling devices were often used as full-immersion experiences, filling an entire room with images of far-away lands to create the feeling of going on a journey.


    In this workshop, we’ll make smaller “personal” crankies that tells your story through relief prints. Each student will carve a block, then we’ll collaborate to print them together on a single long scroll. The scrolls will then be attached to crankie mechanisms in wooden boxes, and then we’ll have a show!

  • May 25 - August 17, 2024

    "Press On" exhibit with the Asheville Printmakers, at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts:

    Asheville Printmakers is an independent alliance of artists who express themselves through the medium of the print. Its membership encompasses both experienced and emerging artists, as well as those new to printmaking. The participants define “the print” broadly to encompass a wide range of processes and content, from traditional to experimental, and classic to contemporary.


    A free public reception will be held July 11 at 5pm.


    Image credit:  Martha Ensign Johnson

  • September 3-24, 2024

    Block Prints in Brilliant Color (online Course through JCCFS)

    Find inspiration in the textures and patterns you see in the nature to create multi-color block prints. Learn how to print in layers of colors made from a single block as well as how to combine blocks in a single composition. You’ll use these blocks to create prints as well as to print patterns that can be used to make personal stationery, patterned fabric, journal covers, and even as wall patterns. Open to individuals of all skill levels.

    This class meets online on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm for four sessions.

  • October 17-21, 2024

    Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands:

    Hosted in downtown Asheville at Harrah’s Cherokee Center, artisans will fill both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, exhibiting a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. Join us for this unique shopping experience and enjoy live music and craft demonstrations during your visit. $12 tickets are available for individual days, at the door, and online (coming soon). Children under 12 are free.

  • Save the Date!

    Upcoming workshops in 2025:


    January 19-24: Printed Crankies at John C. Campbell Folk School (JCCFS)


    February 9-14: Letterpress and the Printed Book at JCCFS


    May 15-18: Letterpress Cards and Stationery at JCCFS


    July 11-13: Gelatin Prints & Drum Leaf at JCCFS