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Adult Workshop: Botanical Woodblock Printmaking

Durand/Estes Rooms
$55 ($44 for members)
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Woodblock printing

Bring out your inner artist in this adult creative workshop! Led by local printmaker Paige Dirksen, we’ll explore the fundamentals of woodblock printmaking, including carving and hand-making your own botanical image inspired by our exhibition Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment. You’ll learn how to apply techniques honed by the instructor and get step-by-step guidance to turn real plant clippings into a printed artwork of your own design. Beginner-friendly, this program is open to all experience levels and includes all necessary supplies. See you there!

Tickets are $55 ($44 for members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335 to reserve your spot today.
Registration includes all materials for the workshop.

About the Instructor

Paige Dirksen is an artist/printmaker residing in Bella Vista, Arkansas. She earned a BA in Studio Art/Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and an MA in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Paige launched her art business and website in 2020 and primarily works with woodcuts and other forms of printmaking to make botanical and abstract modern prints. “As I work on my own art, I am constantly thinking about the psychological aspects of the creative process and the ways in which creating with our hands can be very life-enhancing. Printmaking, particularly relief printing on textiles, has always been very meditative for me.”


Per the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are now requiring all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.