Introduction to Woodcut

1 day course
16 Nov 2019. 28 April; 4 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.


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 £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. 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. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1 and payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be phased in a similar way. The receipt of your Term 1 deposit is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

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