Weekend Woodcut for All with Jane Stobart RE and Mustafa Sidki
February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This course will offer an introduction or act as a refresher into wood preparation, cutting the block and printing to a high standard. A variety of papers will be sampled and inking methods explored. We will discuss cutting tools along with methods of keeping them sharp and also experience printing with and without a press.
The intensive weekend will introduce a variety of possibilities for creating a body of high quality prints. We will discover the unique affects that opaque and transparent inks and methods of inking can create from a single image. Reduction woodcut techniques will be explained along with various methods of registration.
Arriving at the course with some preparatory work would be an advantage, but a theme will be available if you prefer it. Printing without a press will be demonstrated in addition to using Ochre’s Farley proofing press.
Suitable for those wishing to begin or advance their relief printmaking skills and concepts, using the many possibilities attainable via woodcut.
Materials are provided on the course with extra paper/blocks available to purchase.
Dates: Weekend 3/4 February 2018
Times: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £130 / Members £120