This one-day master-class with Royal Academician artist Anne Desmet is suitable for those who already have some experience in wood engraving.
As the day progresses, Anne plans to work individually and collectively with the group to encourage and develop each participant’s engraving skills. She will set engraving exercises on practice blocks to refine and improve techniques using a range of etching tools that she will bring with her.
Those attending will be encouraged to engrave an image on a new small block or bring along an engraving they are already working on, which can be continued during the day with the benefit of Anne’s input.
The masterclass will also consider composition and scale of work in relation to engraving on small blocks, as well as drawing and photography as source material for engraving.
All materials, including tools, will be provided, though participants who have their own tools are encouraged to bring them for use on the day.
Anne Desmet gained a BA & MA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking at Central School of Art and Design, London. She has taught wood engraving widely, including at the RA Schools, British Museum and Middlesex University and is a former External Examiner in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and at Kingston College of Art. In 2011, she was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and is only the third wood engraver ever elected to the RA in its entire history. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE). In 2018, she was elected an Honourary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford.
Date: Saturday 28 September
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 / Member £70