Traditional Woodblock Printing Workshop

Date: Saturday 27th July | The Great Wave of Kanagawa’ By Katsushika Hokusai

Date: TBC | Introducing William Morris

Time : 10.00am - 2.00pm

Traditional Woodcut Workshop
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In this 4 hour workshop, we will take you back to the earliest technique of printmaking ‘Woodcut’. You’ll be taught how to carve your woodblock with specialist tools and techniques. Your’ll learn how to print your blocks onto 310gsm south bank paper using traditional barens and rollers, printing a variation of beautiful unique prints to take home to hang.

The Great Wave of Kanagawa By Katsushika Hokusai | Saturday 27th July

We have all seen the very famous ‘The Great Wave of Kanagawa’ By Katsushika Hokusai, its one of the worlds most celebrated works of art. A prime example of the ukiyo-e practice, this Japanese print has inspired artists and viewers for nearly 200 years and we cant wait to show you the traditional technique to produce your very own print. This workshop will allow you to follow in the foot steps of the great Japanese masters and allow you to experience the wonderful therapeutic technique. Choosing from a number of different Japanese prints that will be presented on the day, you can choose which print you would like to work from.

Inspired by William Morris | TBC

William Morris left such an incredible mark on the arts and craft movement, his designs and patterns are still widely celebrated today. He believed art was nothing if it was not a product of craftsmanship! He was a collaborator, a visionary and had a unique eye for beautiful colours. We are so thrilled to invite you to our William Morris inspired workshop, were you can explore his beautiful patterns and develop your very own. We shall be taking you through the process of block printing and show you how to mix the beautiful colours that William Morris achieved.

What is woodcut?

Woodcut is the oldest technique used in fine art printmaking its a form of relief printing. The artist's design or drawing is made on a piece of wood and the untouched areas are then cut away with gouges, leaving the raised image which is then inked. Woodcut prints are produced by pressing the selected medium (usually paper) onto the inked image. If colour is used, separate wood blocks are required. 

What experience do I need? You can be a complete beginner or already have experience. Our tutor will take you step by step on all processes. 

What will I go home with? You will leave with your own 6 - 8 hand-made prints as well as the technical skills and knowledge to continue your artwork beyond the course.

Do I have to bring any materials? We provide all materials including tools, inks, rollers, plates, and paper.

What if I can't attend the class? You will need to specify dates you will be attending, and pay the full amount at the time of booking. We require a minimum of seven days notice to reschedule the session.

What if the course is cancelled? We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason, this may be down to insufficient bookings etc. In the event of a cancellation we shall of course give you a full refund.