About Us What is a woodblock? A woodblock is essentially a hand-carved stamp. Woodblock prints, aka woodcuts, are made through a process of elimination. First, an artist draws a design onto a piece of wood. Areas to show “white” are … Read More

A Monumental Recap of BIG INK’s 2018 Woodblock Tour

Sometimes undertaking a new creative process can feel like being in the wilderness. Printmaker Lyell Castonguay felt that way when he started creating large-scale relief prints. Castonguay states, “Monumental woodblock prints are difficult to execute but I’ve always been drawn … Read More

Boost Your Scale in 2019

BIG INK’s newest call-for-entries are hot off the press!  Challenge yourself creatively and boost your artistic vision this year with BIG INK.  Our custom video tutorials, guidance, and advice will help you carve your idea on a larger scale than … Read More

Limited Edition Printing

Have you previously participated in a BIG INK event or completed our online master class?  Visit us for another round of printing!  Use coupon code LIMITED EDITION at checkout and save 10% when purchasing multiple days.… Read More


Workshops Are you interested in learning relief printmaking? Join Lyell Castonguay, Founder of BIG INK, for a professionally led woodblock carving workshop in 2024. Castonguay can teach you the technique, and no experience is required. Online and in-person instruction Discover … Read More