Further Wood Engraving – Masterclass with Anne Desmet RA

1 day course
2 May, 27 September 2024
10am to 4pm

£125 including 1x woodblock

Further Wood Engraving – Masterclass with Anne Desmet RA

A perfect follow-up to the Beginners’ Course, building on skills learnt. Also suitable as a stand-alone course for those with some wood engraving experience. The course will cover a range of approaches to fine line and tonal engraving on end-grain woodblocks, using a wide range of specialist tools from Anne Desmet’s extensive collection (if students don’t already have their own). It will also involve more advanced use of tools for creating sophisticated tonal work. The course will also include a short introduction to the rich potential of creative collage using wood engraved prints.

Course structure
• Learn how to make independent engravings using your own drawing or photo to create small-scale black and white printed images.
• Learn how to make the best compositional use of your own imagery in engraved terms, factoring in issues such as the scale of your source imagery and the relative scale of a woodblock
• Ink and print their blocks by hand (on Japanese and European papers) and / or on one of the relief presses.

Pre-course information
Bring your own sketches and/or photographs to work from, images that involve clear contrasts of light and dark tones as well as clarity of detail are especially suitable.

Experience level
Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. This technique suits individuals who enjoy working on a very small scale with a high level of detail.

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.

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.