Block printing kit

Online Studio – Block Printing

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST
This is a virtual event. Zoom

Our online studio sessions feature artists from across the country, working in a range of mediums. In each Zoom webinar, you’ll be introduced to a work of art from an exhibition currently on view at the Gallery, and be guided through a studio lesson by a practicing artist.

This workshop is inspired by works of art in the exhibition Nick Sikkuark: Humour and Horror ᓂᑯᓚ ᓯᑯᐊ. ᐃᒡᓚᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᑦ.

These live events will be recorded and posted on the NGC YouTube channel in the weeks following the workshop.

English Session
This workshop will take place in French, for the list of workshops taking place in English please see Online Studio.


French Session
Isabelle Chapadeau
Block Printing


Technical Support for Online Studio, before live online studio classes.



Block printing offers endless possibilities. In this workshop, participants will create a Nordic landscape as they carve a linoleum block, ink the block, then transfer their design to paper.

Inuit have long been printmakers, traditionally using natural materials. Ink made from animal fat was transferred onto engraved stone, resulting in a wide range of textures. Contemporary Inuit artists continue to practice printmaking, developing new ways of working with this medium.

Participants are invited to use this linocut workshop to inspire their own projects.

Home Studio Set-Up


  • Block printing ink (water-soluble or oil-based)

  • Linoleum block or rubber block such as Speedball or Speedy-Carve

  • Linoleum cutters

  • Brayer (for rolling ink)

  • Marker or pencil

  • Heavy paper (textured or smooth)


Artist Biography

A close up photo of Isabelle Chapadeau with a colourful background

Isabelle Chapadeau is a multidisciplinary artist from Sept-Îles, Quebec, where she grew up. She is also Inuk from Iqaluit, Nunavut, and currently lives in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Her art reflects Inuit culture, as well as her love of colour.

She often exchanges ideas with Elders, and shares with young people. Her art practice includes Indigenous jewellery, and illustration, featuring linocuts, digital art, and embroidery. She also paints, sews, and beads.

Photo: Isabelle Chapadeau


Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
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