Introduction to Woodcut

1 day course
16 Nov 2019. 28 April; 10 August; 20 November 2020
10am to 4pm

£87 includes one woodblock

Introduction to Woodcut

A form of relief printmaking, a Woodcut image is created when the side grain of a piece of wood is cut away to leave an image on the remaining raised areas which is then printed. The marks are much coarser than with wood engraving, with the character of the wood often being visible and a part of the final image. On this introductory course you will learn how to plan, cut and print an image from a 115 x 150 mm piece of Sidegrain wood or Japanese Plywood. By the end of the day, you will have created a variable edition of 5 prints

Course structure
• Explanation of woodcut printing and looking at examples.
• Introduction to equipment and cutting techniques.
• Plan a115 x 150mm (approx.) image and cut the design.
• Use of rollers and how to ink up your block.
• Variety of traditional and contemporary papers.
• Print using a Relief Press and traditional Hand Burnishing.
• Using masking and over-printing for additional colours.

Experience level
• Beginners and/or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date.

Maximum 8 places

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.