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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureLearn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist
5(13 reviews)
Learn to design and make your own artwork using traditional Japanese hand tools, inks and techniques in woodcut art.
Tower Hamlets
£50 pp
3 hour workshop
Beginner
What happens in this class?

The workshop is about learning the use of traditional Japanese hand tools, the process of inking wood blocks, printing on different types of handmade printing paper and developing a new understanding of various techniques in woodcut art. All of which enable you to make numerous fine art prints to take away at the end of of the session!

Everyone will be provided with:

  • Sets of Japanese hand tools
  • 1 x A4 Shina ply woodblocks - plus a smaller block
  • 3 x types of printmaking papers, water-based inks, pencils etc. - Pre-cut shapes and pattern blocks you may use in your…
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Things to remember

Alex recommends bringing anything that may inspire you or material that is part of an on going project you might be working on or just something visual that makes you happy. He often works with photographs, postcards, drawings, film stills and patterns. Do you have any dietary requirements? There will…

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Latest Reviews
5(13 reviews)
Charles - December 5th
Me and my mum had a wonderful day! Alex is a great teacher, very encouraging and informative - his passion for this traditional craft is inspiring. Lunch was delicious as was the coffee. Would highly recommend to absolutely anyone of any level, looking for a great day out where they can learn something new. Can't wait to have a go by myself!
Joanna - November 2nd
This is a great class! Alex is a brilliant teacher and gave clear instructions etc. the studio is well set up and lunch was much appreciated. A good opportunity to play with tools and materials, and sk lots of questions. I came away with prints I was happy with, and would definitely recommend.
Eve - October 12th
I had a really great time at the class, Alex was really welcoming and the location is perfectly set up. The lesson was fun, Alex was really encouraging with ideas, helpful, And the whole lesson was fun. Would thoroughly recommend!
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Age Requirement

9All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Teacher

Alex Booker runs Booker Print House from his studio in Limehouse, East London. As a practising artist for the past 10 years, Alex exhibits his prints internationally and loves teaching the ancient art form of woodcut printmaking. He believes anyone with the right guidance and environment can learn to make art. Confidence, curiosity and those wanting to play will enjoy the day so much and produce their own unique artworks.

The class starts with a cuppa of course and you'll be introduced to the tools, ink and blocks. This will be pretty quick as Alex will be keen for…

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Class Location
Limehouse Arts Foundation
Tower Hamlets
Towcester Road
E3 3ND
LONDON
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Reviews

Charles - December 5th
Me and my mum had a wonderful day! Alex is a great teacher, very encouraging and informative - his passion for this traditional craft is inspiring. Lunch was delicious as was the coffee. Would highly recommend to absolutely anyone of any level, looking for a great day out where they can learn something new. Can't wait to have a go by myself!
Joanna - November 2nd
This is a great class! Alex is a brilliant teacher and gave clear instructions etc. the studio is well set up and lunch was much appreciated. A good opportunity to play with tools and materials, and sk lots of questions. I came away with prints I was happy with, and would definitely recommend.
Eve - October 12th
I had a really great time at the class, Alex was really welcoming and the location is perfectly set up. The lesson was fun, Alex was really encouraging with ideas, helpful, And the whole lesson was fun. Would thoroughly recommend!
Emma - October 4th
I really enjoyed the course, Alex was patient and knowledgeable and explained the process really well. I liked the woodcut prints that I made. I would recommend this course!
Victoria - February 28th
Had the best evening session with Alex learning all about woodcut printing! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher, especially with his experience & teaching method. He explained everything so clearly, gave great background to the history of printing & I came home with prints that I love. Would 100% recommend & hope to do some more printing with him again soon!
John - February 24th
This was a fantastic day’s enjoyment -great teacher who offered guidance and ideas in a very relaxed way without imposing or judging. Everything prepared in advance and waiting for us. Great hospitality and a chance to produce something real and tangible at the end of the day. I can’t recommend this course too highly. My two fellow “Students” were inspiring and great company for a day I would happily repeat. Many thanks Alex for investing so much time and effort in us in such a quiet unassuming way. Inspirational.
Deirdre - January 27th
Absolutely amazing. Brought my husband as a gift and we both had the best day. Alex was great- he provided all the materials as well as an incredible lunch too. Would 100% recommend.
Nick - January 15th
Brilliant day!! Alex is a brilliant teacher, passionate about his craft and the studio is a great place to learn and have a go. Would definitely recommend.
Tamsin - January 14th
Couldn’t recommend this class more highly! Alex was a brilliant teacher and his studio is the perfect setting. Delicious snacks too!
Klara - January 11th
We had such a great time at Alex's evening workshop! He has a beautiful studio and he put on a delicious spread of veggie food. My partner and I managed to produce some prints we were really pleased with, and enjoyed the process of learning about the tools, practising carving and then trying different prints. I would highly recommend this workshop.
Kim - September 2nd
Thanks for such a lovely day! It was great to learn all about woodcutting in such a relaxed environment, surrounded by lots of inspiring prints (and unusual ornaments!). Alex is a very friendly and knowledgable host, and obviously really dedicated to his craft...can definitely recommend.
Lotte Lina - August 21st
Already the caringly prepared vast and healthy brunch buffet is worth a visit! Alex runs his course in a highly flexible way, providing book references with those who struggle for ideas, advising each participant on their personal projects and ideas and even teaching “registration” for those who want to take it to the next level and even do multicolour/multilayer woodcut prints. Surrounding by his own extraordinary partially large-scale work in a studio full of light the space is very inspiring. One can even occasionally watch Alex working on his own art during some of the breaks, which helps very much with ideas and learning.
Janet - January 9th
Alex was an extremely interesting and helpful teacher who made me feel welcome. He was very passionate about printmaking. This made learning the techniques and making my own woodcut print an enjoyable and entertaining process. Alex was an excellent host who made a tasty lunch (and I am fussy eater).