Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Meeting – Live Block Printing Demo with Michelle Lambing

Date(s) - 09/11/2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am


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One of the most fun and accessible types of printmaking is block printing. Unlike many printing disciplines that require lots of chemicals and specific equipment, block printing can be done at home – and at any age! You might remember doing potato prints as a kid, or carving linoleum in middle school. You don’t need to know how to draw, making shapes and lines with prints can be just as fun and interesting. Block printing can use various materials – the most popular being linoleum and wood.

Austin illustrator and designer Michelle Lambing will take us through the basics of materials, inks, tools, and techniques with a live demo from her studio. She’ll give you the basic tips and techniques to get started making fun and interesting prints right at home.


Michelle Lambing is an illustrator, designer and author living in Austin, Texas. In addition to printmaking she enjoys working in a variety of mediums including watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, and colored pencil. When not dreaming up characters and the worlds they live in, she can found perfecting her pizza making skills, spending time in nature or pursuing one of her too many hobbies.

The meeting will be open at 9:30am for members to connect and share news, then the discussion will begin at 10am.


If you are hearing impaired and need a sign language interpreter for this event, please register then email Regional Advisor Samantha M Clark at with your request. Please note that we will need a week’s notice.

The meeting will be immediately followed by our writer and illustrator critique groups.