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Creating a 2 Block Woodcut with Registration (March 16th)


With Joanna Bourne

This is a one day course on:
Saturday, March 16th,
10.00 – 16.00

Explore and learn all about the wonderful technique of Woodcut with Printmaker Joanna Bourne. 

Examples of Woodcut relief printing dates back to the 5th Century in Chinese art, with the technique becoming widely used in Europe from the 15th Century onwards.

On this 6-hour course, you will create a 2-colour image from two wood blocks using a simple registration technique to align the blocks. You will transfer your image to the first block (your key block) and use a variety of gouges to cut away the wood and create your relief print image. 

You will be shown how to ink up and print your block using a printing press, and be shown how to register your image onto the second block to create the second layer of colour in your print. You will be shown how you can also print by hand, so you can continue working at home!

At the end of the course, you will have printing a small edition of 2-colour woodcuts to take home. You will be working on 15cm x 15cm blocks of wood, so please bring ideas or an image of this size to work from. These can be your sketches or photographs, or an image sourced from books, fabrics, or abstract patterns. You can see examples of multi-block prints on Pinterest, ‘2 block woodcuts’ or ‘2 colour woodcuts’. 

This class would suit those with a little experience of woodcut, maybe having attended a previous class and wishing to extend their knowledge!

All abilities welcome
All materials provided

Need to cancel your booking? You must inform us at least one week before the course’s start date to guarantee a refund.

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Booking Procedure – What happens next?
If you pay online you will be sent an email to let you know your place has been booked.

What should you bring with you on the day?
Nothing at all! We provide all the materials you need for every course. We do recommend wearing clothing that is easily washed – just in case!

Lunch is not provided.

Refreshments are not provided, however we provide water for our attendants.

Where do the art courses take place?
All courses take place in Studio A or Studio B on the Second Floor of our Studio Block. This can be reached through the Black Swan Courtyard (on Westgate Road).

We recommend parking in the Grainger Town Multi-Storey (NE1 4DP) – 5 Minute walk from Newcastle Arts Centre.

Cancelling a course booking?
If you are not able to come to a course you have booked just get in touch with us as soon as you can. We will try to arrange a full refund where possible. Need to cancel your booking? You must inform us at least one week before the course’s start date to guarantee a refund.

Buying a course place as a gift?
We are happy to post you out a gift voucher for any one of our courses! Just let us know at the checkout under Additional Comments or give us a call during business hours.

Questions? Get in touch with us:

0191 261 5618