Block Printing

We offer a range of block printing techniques.  Press print, relief print, mono print and the use of our Indian wooden blocks in small and large sizes.  We also offer a range of  hand cut blocks, some of which are pictured below.

Hand cut Matisse Block    Leaf and flower printing     African blocks

Block printing with the use of a range of our handmade blocks, Indian carved wooden blocks, or pupils handmade blocks are all an effective way of printing.

Underwater blocks

Block printing links well to a range of subjects, history, literacy, science and maths. Single colour and rainbow colours can be printed from the same block.

Single or repeat prints can be made and pupils can use them for tessellation. Blocks can be made by pupils from foam, card, string and press print.

Indian blocks     Full alphabet blocks

Example of some textile printing with mixed aged pupils.

'Under the Sea' block printing banner made by Reception pupils at Cradle Hill Primary School on an Arts Week   A group of young people mixed music workshops with art workshops at Cuckfield Community Centre

Children really enjoy the block printing experience as results are quick and a design takes place in a short amount of time.   These African block gave pupils a good opportunity to block print large textiles in a short amount of time.

Saltdean Primary School Press Print     Under the Sea Block Printing from Hillcrest Start Art Group

These small prints were later cut out for stunning collage work to decorate the school corridors    Block Printing onto bags with small Indian wooden blocks


Sara Clifford organised a WW1 Art Workshop at the Fort Newhaven involving Block Printed posters facilitated by Carol Havard for children and families.

Carol Havard , Printing at the Fort as part of world war 1 day    Family workshop, prints Newhaven  Sara Clifford, Play Write

Banjori Costume to inspire Block Printing      Lewes Rd Youth Club Mural Project