Introduction to Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet RA

1 day course
5 May; 30 October 2020
10am to 4pm

£110 Including one woodblock

Introduction to Wood Engraving with Anne Desmet RA

An introduction into the classical method of woodblock engraving. You will engrave your image onto a block using variable tools, each one giving a unique mark. You will learn how to ink up your block and print your image using the relief press. As part of the day, you will be shown examples of traditional and contemporary wood blocks to help you form ideas and develop your own practice.

On this introductory course you will be taught by Anne Desmet RA who specialises in Wood Engraving and whose 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

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.