Steamroller Printing Guidelines

Please join us for Arts & The Park’s inaugural Steamroller Print Event, held during Art Springs on April 30, 2023, from 12pm-done. The steamroller print event is organized by Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance in collaboration with Emergent Arts and Paper Arts Dallas. Art Springs is a juried art event and the art will be displayed at the event and later shown at Emergent Arts through May 8, 2023. Participants will supply their own wood block that will be inked and printed under the drum of a 2-ton steamroller.

When: Sunday April 30, 2023
Registration: February 15, 2023 – March 31, 2023, fill out registration form below.
Where: Hill Wheatley Plaza, 605 Central Ave
Cost: There is no cost to participate however we do require all registrants to help out the day of, and each participant must agree to display their work at Emergent Arts through May 8, 2023.
Print Theme: Under Pressure (Please keep your blocks family-friendly.)
Printing Time: Beginning at 12pm, Blocks will be printed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Limited to 30 participants, 1 block per personLimited to 30 participants, 1 block per person

• Block/Image Size: Max – 30”x48” Min – must measure 30” in one direction ex: 30”x24” or 30”x22”
• Block Thickness: Must be .75 inches
• Block Condition: Blocks must be sealed with shellac or polyurethane and dry at least 24 hrs before event. Particles from unsealed blocks and wet shellac or polyurethane ruin the ink and brayer. Unsealed and wet blocks will not be printed.
• Each block will be printed once; twice, time permitting
• The Artist may not clean the ink off their block at the event: Contractor bags will be provided for easy transport of inked blocks.
Please remove your block by the end of the event.
• Ink and paper will be provided as well as limited cleaning supplies. Please bring any additional supplies for your personal needs.
• Help is welcome and much appreciated!
• Artists may not sell their print during the event.
Questions?  email

View: Carve a Woodblock – How to Videos

Under Pressure
This info is optional

The maximum number of participants for this event is 30
Available Space remaining: 21
Cost: Free

Only 1 woodcut per person