Wood Engraving Course#sbfwoode
Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 18:00 - Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 21:00 (GMT)
Wood Engraving short course
For beginners or those with some knowledge of relief printing
Six sessions running 6.00 - 9.00pm
Every Thursday 23rd February - 29th March
Class size: 6
£355 standard fee
£305 concession (over 60 or full time student)
During the course students will learn how to make a wood engraving in the white line tradition of Thomas Bewick and the wood engravers of the 1930s.
You will be introduced to the process of wood engraving from preliminary drawings and design; transferring drawings to blocks; cutting blocks; choosing papers and proofing to printing a small limited edition of black and white prints on a Farley Proof Press.
This comprehensive course covers health and safety in workshops, the care and use of wood engraving tools and the use of the Farley and Albion printing presses. The course will also feature the work of historical and contemporary wood engravers with the opportunity to look at historic wood blocks in the St Bride collection.
Tools, end grain wood blocks, paper and inks will be provided but students will need to bring their own drawing equipment and additional papers they may wish to print on. Advice will be given on the purchase of tools.
The course provides an excellent introduction to wood engraving and the print workshop.
Facilitator: Peter S Smith
When & Where
St Bride Foundation
Est. in 1891, St Bride Foundation was originally the social and educational hub of printing and publishing on Fleet Street. Nowadays, this historic building is a multifunctional space with regular talks, exhibitions and workshop courses. It is also home to St Bride Library and The Bridewell Theatre.
Our central aim is to preserve heritage of print, while at the same time provide a platform for graphic design and the book arts.