Steamroller Printing - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Project Overview

Participants created block prints with simple materials and safe tools. Staff from ArtOrg, Northfield, MN rolled ink on the blocks and then rolled over the blocks with a small steamroller. Participant artists signed and kept their prints.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:

June 7 -24, 2011; Thorson Memorial Library, Pelican Rapids Public Library, Lakes Area Community Center, Battle Lake, Landmark Center, Henning, Browns Valley Public Library, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center
Partner Organization(s): Owners of various locations where event took place
Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: provided space and supervision of the event
Program Outputs: 317 people attended six events

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.

  • To increase the knowledge of the participants regarding the process of printing. 
  • To expand participants concept of art. 
  • To let all participants be artists regardless of skill level.
Measurable Outcome(s)
  • Surveys indicated that the proposed outcomes were met. 
  • Participants ranging in age from 2 to 83 were able to successfully make block prints to take with them. 
  • Many reported that they did indeed now think of themselves as artists. 
  • The process was very accessible and enjoyable for all.
Administered By
Administered by

1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266