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'Introduction to wood engraving'
Peter Lawrence.

This course is fully booked but waiting list available.
Contact Liz Bryant on 01993 704345 for possible availability.

Monday 30th July to Wednesday 1st August

Wood engravings are relief prints, often of great detail and precision. They were the common method for book illustration throughout the nineteenth century and in the twentieth century became a means of personal expression for artists. The course will introduce beginners to all the basic tools and techniques of wood engraving. A set of tools for each student, end-grain practice blocks, a block of lemonwood, Japanese paper and ink will be provided. We will create a final design that is suitable for the size and technique of engraving. Students will work at their own pace. Printing will be by hand-burnishing - a method that can be easily repeated at home.
There will be a 15 materials cost to cover the hire of tools, cost of woodblocks and paper.
Wood engraving PETER LAWRENCE is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and a former Chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers. He is a book designer and was MD of a design company in Oxford. Since beginning wood engraving in 1990, he has won several awards including twice winning the Rachel Reckitt Prize for a UK engraving. He has prints in the collections of the V & A and Ashmolean Museums.


Course Cost for 3 days 129.
Non Refundable Deposit 50.