A fiscal and in-kind sponsor of BIG INK since 2019.

Speedball’s mission is to serve as the trusted brand of choice and a catalyst for inspiration, community, and accessibility for artists all over the world.  Our partnership with BIG INK has served as an integral part of consistently prioritizing that vision in its efforts to bring enhanced awareness and education for large-scale woodblock printmaking.  We are honored to be able to play a small role in making the opportunity to participate in BIG INK’s curriculum and events a reality for a greater number of talented and passionate printmakers.

— Kelley Braun, Speedball Art Products

The Speedball Art Products Alumni Scholarship encourages individuals who’ve previously participated to register for another public workshop. BIG INK draws randomly, and if selected, the workshop participation fee is covered by Speedball. Each scholarship recipient agrees to donate one of their woodblock prints to Speedball. Two scholarships are awarded per event, and recipients are featured below.

Printmaking supplies sample kit

Public workshop participants receive a printmaking supplies sample kit in the mail after registering. The nicely branded box, featuring the artwork of BIG INK Founder, Lyell Castonguay, includes the following items —

✔️ Oil-based ink
✔️ Arnhem paper samples
✔️ Rubber brayer
✔️ Purebond Cherry Plywood by Columbia Forest Products
✔️ Shina Plywood by McClain’s Printmaking