Introduction to Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet RA

1 day course
26 March; 11 September 2019
10am to 4pm

£110 Including one woodblock

Introduction to Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet RA

Wood Engraving is a relief printing process known for its small scale and detailed fine line work. A tool called a graver is used to cut the image into the polished surface of the end-grain of a hardwood block. Ink is applied to the surface of the block but the engraved lines do not receive the ink - being below its surface - and so come out as white on the printed image.

On this introductory course you will be taught by Anne Desmet RA who specialises in Wood Engraving and who’s work has received over 30 international awards and is held in museums and collections worldwide.

Course structure

• Explanation of the technique with examples
• Introduction to equipment and cutting techniques
• Planning an image and cutting the design
• Use of rollers and how to ink up your block
• Printing the block

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

Pre-course information
Image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

Maximum 9 places

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• By phone 01223 892380


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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.