Check out our upcoming wood block courses at East London Printmakers!
Master printmaker Chris Pig is teaching a wood engraving course at ELP next month.
Wood engraving is a traditional printmaking technique developed by English engraver Thomas Bewick in the late 18th Century. In the 19th Century the technique was widely used for book illustration.
Wood engraving is favoured by Daumier and Doré for the delicate line work you can achieve and for fine, crisp detail.
Chris cuts and prepares the wood blocks himself for the course! So at the beginning of the course you’ll get a lovingly prepared and highly polished block and you’ll learn the basics of cutting and printing blocks.
To find out more or to book please visit our website.
Master Workshop - Collaborative Printmaking with Sarah Lawton
East London Printmakers current Artist in Residence, Sarah Lawton, will be teaching a Master Workshop next month. Sarah works in print and textile processes and organises collaborative exchanges with craftspeople all over the world. Sarah has worked with Peruvian, Cypriot and Gujurati artisans to print beautiful fabrics and garments.
During this one day workshop you will working with hand carved blocks to produce printed motifs. You’ll be working on Khadi cloth, which is hand spun and woven in Gujurat.
You’ll also have the opportunity to carve your own woodblock and print onto your own fabric or garment.
For more information about Sarah’s course or to book please visit our website.