Upcoming 2018 Workshop dates:
- Sun 7th Jan. 10:30am - 5:30pm
- Sun. 14th Jan. 2018 10:30am - 5:30pm
- Sun. 21st Jan. 10:30am - 5:30pm
- Sun. 28th Jan. 10:30am - 5:30pm
- More to follow!
Alex Booker and will introduce you to the traditional tools and techniques involved in creating engaging, high-impact art woodcut art, leaving you with your own compositions to take home and, should you wish, all the materials you need to make more (potentially saving you a fortune on Christmas presents).
Stage 1 - The workshop will cover the use of tools to design, draw and cut woodblocks and explore the process of hand printing using burnishing barens and rollers on three types of paper.
Stage 2 - Delve a little deeper, showing you how to use multiple blocks focus and reduction-cutting techniques to create more complex multi colour prints.
A light healthy lunch will be provided, including teas, coffee and juice throughout the day - please let me know of any dietary requirements.
All materials, including tools (each person has the use of a 5 blade set), paper, inks and Japanese Shina plywood 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 (I will provide tubes to roll prints up), as well as your cut blocks, so you can continue to create woodcut artworks at home.
Sets of 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.
Please bring any visual information that may be of inspiration. For example; photos, drawings, patterns, text, books etc. Aprons will be provided but please do wear sensible work clothes as it may get messy!
The voucher is valid for 12 months after purchase at any workshop within that period, for the one day course seven hour course. I will be updating the calender throughout the year.
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 hosts monthly workshops with Airbnb on their 'Experiences' programme, which is proving a great success, with over 30 classes this year alone!
Other workshops to date include Patternity's Pattern Power - Superstripe 2013, Matter's launch at London Design Festival 2015, Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, London Design Festival at Universal Design Studio 2017 and private one-to-one studio classes.
Address: Limehouse Arts Foundation, Towcester Road, London E3 3ND.
Tube: Bromley-by-Bow DLR: Devons Road
Bus: 108, 52
Pedestrian entrance off Empson Road, opposite the Beehive Pub.
Free on-site parking is available.