Unique Stress Reduction Technique: Block Carving & Printmaking Class

Every day we read about how stressful our society is.
We hear from our friends and loved one’s about how stressed they feel,
and recognize those feelings in ourselves.

Many of us have also read numerous articles on ways to reduce the stress in our lives,
including taking up a hobby that we can immerse ourselves in and get into a meditative zone.

We think we may have found an answer, thanks to our good friend and artist, Loren Kantor.

He will be leading an 8-Week Block Carving and Printmaking Class at Beverly Hills Parks and Recreation.
See pictures from past classes throughout this blog post.     block-carving-class

Registrations began on Monday, August 25!

The classes begin Tuesday, September 9, 2014 (less than a week away) and will be held every Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills until October 28, 2014.

The cost for the 8-week class is $115 + a $25 materials fee.
(If you live in Beverly Hills, the cost is $92 + the materials fee.)

All materials will be supplied in class. We will be using high-density Rubber Blocks. Participants will learn to carve their own blocks and make custom prints.

Elvis Carving, In Progress
Statue of Liberty Carving, In Progress
Ballona Creek Carving
Charlie Chaplin Block Carving








Students can work from instructor designs or make their own designs.

The focus of the class will be on traditional carving techniques as used with  woodcuts and linoleum cuts. Each class will focus on a different theme such as  flora & fauna, landscapes, posters and portraits.

Registrations began on  Monday, August 25, so you’d  best hurry to sign up!

Click this link and enter  Course #22320 (under  “Barcode Search”).

This course is taught by our  good friend, Loren Kantor.

You can learn more about him,  see his work and read his blog  posts on his blogspot site.

Whether it’s woodworking or  another technique, please share  with us your favorite way to de-stress.


And, if you do take the class, please come back here to post pictures for us to oooh and aaah at!

Open Road Block Carving

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