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An introduction to Japanese woodblock printing-Adrian Holmes

Join Adrian for a two-day workshop exploring Japanese woodblock printmaking. Immerse yourself in the ancient skill of Japanese watercolour woodblock printing. This beautifully subtle and painterly technique is ideal for those wishing to print at home 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 exploration and play.

Level: This two-day course is an Introduction to woodblock printing and designed for a range of abilities, including beginners-no experience needed

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 will be provided by the tutor. The items you will need to bring with you are listed below.

Please bring with you:

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

Packed Lunch

Location: Krowji (Studio 115)

Next course date: 25th /26th June 2022

6 places available

Two day course fee: £160