Sat 24 & Sun 25 August 2019 (11am – 3pm)
Learn how to plan, carve and print your own multi-block woodcut during this two-day Summer School.
What will you learn?
Woodcut is one of the oldest relief printmaking techniques. A 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 can then be inked and transferred.
Woodcut is one of the simplest and oldest forms of relief printmaking. Its roots date back to ninth century China. Following trade routes in the Islamic world, the technique spread through Asia and Europe. It wasn’t until the development of large-scale papermaking operations in the fifteenth century that relief printing became economically viable as a means of printing for mass distribution of religious and informative imagery of all kinds.
A reverse 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 can then be inked and transferred to paper or fabric.
- A brief history of woodcut and its terminology
- Paper types, tools and materials in relief printing
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
Book Your Place
£77.00 – £90.00
Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.
Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio receive 10% off all of our courses. Become a member of the studio today.
Concessionary Rate (10% off)
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.
Student Rate (15% off)
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.
Join our Print Club
For just £25, join our Summer School Print Club and receive 10% off all summer school courses.
Print Club members will also receive one month's membership to our open access studio (normal session fees apply*).