Woodblock Printmaking: The White Line and Beyond

July 15 – July 16, 2023
9 am to 5 pm


The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed by hand using a single block, eliminating the need for a press or complicated registration methods. Students will have opportunity to learn traditional techniques of design, carving, and printing, and expand upon the tradition with creative inking and printing options to create contemporary interpretations of the medium. Explore by adding a line block or carving with a Dremel tool or other non-traditional mark making tools, all in a spirit of experimentation. Participants will leave with their own unique prints, and with new found skills and appreciation of the process.
Drawing experience is helpful but not required.

Materials Fee: $40 Paid directly to the instructors.

Special Tools or Equipment: It would be helpful for students to bring a pad of newsprint, about 14″ x 17″ or larger. It’s useful for making preliminary sketches, and for tucking finished prints into for safekeeping and transport. Also, images (photos, sketches, etc.) they’d like to work from, although it would be great if we could draw and sketch from the farm environment; there’s so much there to inspire! We’ll be working on 8″ x 10″ blocks.

Instructors COVID preference: Your instructor reserves the right to require safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop.

Workshop Policies

Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to attend a regularly scheduled workshop is 16 years. We have set this age to ensure a safe, productive, and community-building experience for all of our students. There are no exceptions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact our main office at 603-435-7314.

Student Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.
Registration and material costs will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
A full refund will be made for any amount paid for overnight housing.

Sanborn Mills Farm Cancellations

Each workshop must have a minimum number of students to be held. If Sanborn Mills Farm finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, we will notify students two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop start date.
A full refund will be provided to registered students. Refunds for a workshop purchased as a gift will be made to the purchaser only. Sanborn Mills Farm cannot be held responsible for any refunds for travel expenses or for off-site housing expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation of any kind.

Housing & Meals

Please refer to our housing page for more information.


Each workshop has its own safety procedures. Your instructor will review the specific safety requirements at the start of your workshop and throughout your class. Sanborn Mills Farm is a rural setting. If you are allergic to insect bites, please alert your instructor of your allergy and bring an epipen with you. For draft animal workshops or courses requiring time in the woods, be sure to review tick safety procedures from Tick Free NH. We advise students to wear comfortable clothing, comfortable and secure shoes, and consider your personal needs for a day or extended stay.