Introduction to Woodcut

1 day course
6 August, 9 December 2024
10am to 4pm

£95 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 leaving the remaining raised areas to be inked and printed. The marks are less detailed than wood engraving, with the character of the wood often a visible 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 course, you will have created a variable edition of at least five prints.

Course structure
• Explanation of woodcut printing and looking at examples.
• Introduction to equipment and cutting techniques.
• Plan your image and cut the design.
• Use of rollers and how to ink up your block.
• Variety of traditional and contemporary papers.
• Print using traditional hand-burnishing and a relief press.
• Using masking and over-printing for additional colours.

Experience level
Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills.

Maximum 8 places


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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 for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due before the first day of each term.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same.

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