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Woodcut Printmaking Workshop - reduction method
Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 10:30 – Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 16:30 BST
Learn how to make reduction woodcuts with Italian maestro Umberto Giovannini. Umberto will show you how to draw, carve and print your design in colour, using techniques he has developed through years of experimentation. Woodcut is the oldest printmaking technique and has a rich history, including Durer, Holbein and Picasso. In recent years it has enjoyed a renaissance, with its direct hands-on approach and use of natural materials offering a contrast to the fast pace of modern technology.
Reduction is a technique whereby multiple layers are printed from the same block, carving away more of the printing area in between each layer.
About the tutor
Umberto Giovannini is a multidisciplinary artist with a specific interest in printmaking. He has a passion for woodcut, for which he has developed some personal intaglio and printing techniques. Umberto is the director of the Opificio della Rosa, a low environmental impact printmaking studio in Montefiore Conca, Italy. He combines his personal work as an artist, his studies and research with his teaching career. At present, he is Associate Lecturer at the Central Saint Martins College of Art, University of the Arts London.
All materials will be provided but you may want to bring a sketchbook/notebook. You will be given a protective apron to wear but we advise you not to wear your best clothes, just in case!
The workshop runs from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, with a 45 minute break for lunch. Please aim to arrive at 10.15 so we can start on time.
All bookings are final and we cannot offer a refund, except in exceptional circumstances.
Suitable for beginners and those with some printmaking experience. This workshop is limited to 8 participants.
At the moment we can only offer workshops to over-18s
For more information call Nick on 07779 300275