Discover one of the world's oldest printmaking methods - woodcut printing - and create your own artworks - all in the space of a Sunday afternoon.
This one day workshop led by woodcut artist Alex Booker will introduce you to the traditional tools and techniques involved in creating engaging, high-impact woodcut art, leaving you with your own compositions to take home and, should you wish, all the materials you need to make more.
Stage 1 of the workshop will cover the use of tools to design, draw and cut woodblocks and explore the process of hand printing using barens and rollers on three types of paper including Japanese Hosho, Masa and Zerkall papers.
Stage 2 will delve a little deeper, showing you how to use multiple blocks focus and reduction-cutting techniques to create more complex multi colour prints.
Three different woodblocks will be provided to use, these include; birch plywood, Japanese plywood and sidegrain Tulipwood.
Refreshments and all materials, including tools, paper, inks and blocks are provided, as well as pre-cut shapes and pattern blocks you may use in your compositions. You can take home any prints you create (if they're not dry by the end of the session, the studio will send them to you by first class post) as well as your cut blocks, so you can continue to create woodcut artworks at home.
Tools and inks are also available to buy from the Booker Print House if you'd like to continue developing your newfound skills after the workshop.
Alex studied at Camberwell of Arts, from where he graduated with a Printmaking Masters in 2007, having previously a Fine Art Printmaking Undergraduate Degree in Brighton. Alex has hosted other workshops to date, highlights include Patternity's Pattern Power - Superstripe 2013, Matter's launch at London Design Festival 2015 and in May at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017.
For examples of Alex's work please visit; www.bookerprinthouse.com
Tube: Bromley-by-Bow DLR: Devons Road
Bus: 108, 52
Free on-site parking is available.