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. Learn how to create a multi-colour woodcut print using multiple blocks.
What will you learn?
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 printmaking
- How to produce your own prints using the methods covered
- How to sign and edition your prints
11am - 3pm
4 hours including lunch break
Kevin A. Pickering
All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. Some experience of relief printmaking is required to undertake this course.
For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.
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Concessionary Rate £125
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 £120
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.