Building team unity with a fun night out for OXD and ThoughtFarmer staff

We had a blast at Luminous Elephant for a one-night printmaking class! 

OXD and ThoughtFarmer staff explored the beginner basics of printmaking by learning to transfer a sketch, carve, and then print their own piece on Lino using watercolour printing inks. While many of us opted to draw flowers (maybe to summon Spring to come?), others chose gnomes and chevron patterns. Some of us played it safe with one colour, while others mixed it up with ombre and experimental mixes.

Pizza was eaten and laughs were had all around. Check out some of the beautiful prints we made!

Photo of staff sitting at two tables working on the hand sketches
Group photo of OXD and ThoughtFarmer staff using the ink rollers to do their prints.

“Printmaking is something I've always wanted to try! It was a fun time hanging out and experimenting with a new craft.”

Amanda Chan
Photo of the many ink prints on white cardstock drying on the concrete steps of the art studio
Photo of a hand rolling an ombre pink and blue ink onto a lino block for printmaking
Photo from left to right: red ink print of a gnome, pencil drawn gnome, and a block cut gnome showing process of printmaking

“With most of my creative outlet being on a computer, I jumped at the chance to make something with my hands. And as I work remotely, it gave me the opportunity to see some faces I haven’t seen in person in a long time, and meet some new ones! It was such a fun event.”

Kaitie Bakker
Group photo of the OXD and ThoughtFarmer staff holding up their finished prints and laughing and smiling