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Introduction to Wood Engraving Course

Jonathan Ashworth returns to londonprintstudio to teach this beautiful and intricate skill. Just two hundred years ago Thomas Bewick was knocking out some of the most sublime wood engravings the world has seen. He set a standard in relief engraving and in the short while since many others have been inspired by the direct and demanding process to produce more work in this fashion, the best of which is as powerful as any other artistic medium despite their titchy size!

During this two day workshop the work of many different artists who have worked using the techniques of wood engraving will be presented, in order that each student can find an affinity with a particular maker and an inspiration for their work during the workshop and beyond. We will immerse ourselves in mark making, lose ourselves in the detail of these miniature world. The use of different wood engraving tools will be explained and demystified as will that of sharpening, transferring the image to the printing block and the subtleties of printing.

There are 8 spaces available on our Introduction to Wood Engraving Course, which are booked on a first-come first-served basis. If you have any queries or would like to book a place on this course please contact the studio on 020 8969 3247 or by email –

Alternatively you can also book our courses online by clicking on your preferred dates on the calendar below.

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Price: £182.00 (£146.00 concessions) Including basic materials.

*Concessions are available to the following: Studio Members, unemployed, under 25′s, full time students, graduates of less than 2 years, senior citizens and disabled people. (proof of concession is required)

Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Contemporary, Relief printing

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