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An introduction to Japanese woodblock printing-Adrian Holmes

During this two day course you will work with woodblock print maker Adrian Holmes and learn the ancient skill of Japanese woodblock printing.

This beautifully subtle relief printing technique is ideal for those wishing to learn a green printing technique without a press. The workshop is aimed at everyone, from beginners to printmakers wanting to learn this beautiful technique. Enjoy a fun two days of carving and printing with an emphasis on experimentation and play.

Skills/Techniques Covered

– designing for woodblock

– piecing out the design onto wood

– using cutting tools safely for a clean print

– managing paper, rice and paints

– printing and aftercare

Materials: All materials are included in the course fee. Items you will need to bring with you are listed below

– Any sketches or photos that inspire you, but this is not compulsory (Keep ideas simple!!!)

– You might like to bring your own watercolours (which must be in tubes) as the tutor will just have basic colours

– Any paint brushes

– Wear something that can be splashed without disaster, although it is not a particularly messy process

– A cushion for your bums

When: Contact Adrian to find out about workshop dates

Cost: £120


Studio: 115, The Percy Williams Building

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