Steamroller Printing - 2011
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.
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
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.
- 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.