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Buildings in Print: Linocut using Wood Engraving Tools with Louise Hayward

Sat 24 September
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm

The Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to use wood engraving tools on a lino or polymer block to produce an architecture-inspired print. To begin with, we will look at examples of how the built environment has been an inspiration to artists and consider different approaches to creating relief prints. You may wish to bring your own drawings, photos or other visual references as a starting point. You will be able to practise using engraving tools on test blocks to help you visualise and plan the development of imagery from your source material. You will be shown how to transfer an image onto the block and be guided through the stages of engraving the block and printing it on the press. The workshop is suitable for beginners and for those with some printmaking experience.

Your ticket includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.

The Workshop Leader

Louise studied painting in the 1980s and only discovered printmaking when she had finished her degree. Later, when being a ‘practising artist’ actually meant supporting herself with a non-art related full time job, she decided to learn silkscreen printing at an evening class. This led to the MA Printmaking course at Camberwell where she floundered to some extent but really enjoyed lithography. Later she bought some wood engraving tools and has been working almost exclusively with relief printmaking ever since.


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