Wednesday 3 - Friday 5 August
Tutor: Peter Brown Venue: Gallery FULLY BOOKED
Wood engraving is a quiet, contemplative process, yet one that often results in characteristically strong images. It expresses with equal power landscapes and the human form, narrative illustrations and the political statement. It enjoys a deep tradition in Britain. Of all artists’ printing methods, wood engraving has the advantage of needing the least equipment. It does not require a press but may be printed by hand. The cost of the basic tools and materials needed to produce a print is small, as is the space required to engrave and print a block. It demands minimal ink and small quantities of solvent, so there is little mess. Together these qualities make it very suitable for the keen amateur and it may be practised happily at home. This three day course will be ideal for those who have some previous drawing experience and would like to print. However, it is not necessary to have any previous experience of printmaking.
Fee: £135 (payable in full or deposit of £70, balance of £65 payable by 4th July). To check availability please send an email or phone 01544 260149.
There is a small charge for materials used. Workshop days run from 10am-4pm. Tea and coffee provided; bring a packed lunch.
Tutor Peter Brown gained a post-graduate diploma in illustration from St Martins in 1992. Since then he has worked as a freelance illustrator and printmaker. He is a visiting lecturer in further education and teaches printmaking workshops at Gainsborough's House, the Sidney Nolan Trust, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Central St Martins. He specialises in wood engraving and Japanese woodblock and has illustrated a weekly wildlife column for the Times newspaper for the past 20 years. Peter is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and exhibits regularly with the Society of Wildlife artists.