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Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist

5(9 reviews)
Location
Tower Hamlets
Price
£50pp
Time
3 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Learn to design and make your own artwork using traditional Japanese hand tools, inks and techniques in woodcut art.
Next available class:
3rd May 2020, 6 spots left
Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist
by Booker Print House
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Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist by Booker Print House - art in London
3 hour workshop
from £50 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person
5 session block
from £225 (10% off) per person

What you will do

3 hour workshop

Evening

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 compositions.
  • Tubes provided for all prints you create to take safely away.

Intro - Cups of tea, coffee or soft drinks followed by some words from me on my printmaking career and a round the table 'meet and greet' from everyone to begin the workshop.

Stage 1 - We will cover the use of hand tools to design, draw and cut woodblocks and explore the process of hand printing using traditional Japanese barens (circular discs wrapped in bamboo) and rollers on three types of paper.

Stage 2 - Delve a little deeper, showing you how to use multiple blocks and reduction-cutting techniques to create more complex multi colour prints.

Stage 3 - This a perfect opportunity to make multiply prints through editions, ending the final part of the session by experimenting with your favourite design or playing various colours.

Stage 4 - I'll be collecting everyone's individual prints, wrapping in sheets of tissue paper and rolling up into tubes for safe passage home.

Please feel free to leave your email addresses at the end of our workshop, so I can forward on a tools and materials list from my suppliers I use for the studio.

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Sun 3 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Thu 7 May 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Sat 9 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Mon 11 May 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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£50pp
Fri 15 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 17 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Thu 21 May 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Sat 23 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Mon 25 May 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Wed 27 May 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 29 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 31 May 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Thu 4 Jun 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 5 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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£50pp
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 14 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 19 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 5 Jul 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Mon 6 Jul 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Wed 8 Jul 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 14 Aug 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Thu 20 Aug 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sat 22 Aug 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Wed 2 Sep 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 4 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Sun 6 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
Wed 9 Sep 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£50pp
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
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Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
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Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
£75pp
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Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
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Fri 25 Sep 2020, 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tower Hamlets, E3 3ND
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Woodcut printing is the oldest known recorded print form in the world and the first method of visual communication to the masses.
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Reviews (9)
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Kim
2 Sep
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.
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Klara
11 Jan
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.

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Kim
2 Sep
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.
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Klara
11 Jan
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.
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Janet
9 Jan
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).
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Lotte Lina
21 Aug
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.
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Tamsin
14 Jan
Couldn’t recommend this class more highly! Alex was a brilliant teacher and his studio is the perfect setting. Delicious snacks too!
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Nick
15 Jan
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.
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Deirdre
27 Jan
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.
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John
24 Feb
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.
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Victoria
28 Feb
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!

Class location

Tower Hamlets
Towcester Road
E3 3ND
LONDON

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Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist by Booker Print House - art in London

About your host, Booker Print House

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 you to start and will talking and demonstrating techniques throughout the day.

Everyone will have the following materials:

•2 x A4 Japanese Shina plywood blocks and individual bench-hook cutting boards A five set of Japanese cutting tools A selection of three papers including a Japanese Hosho paper

•Water based inks in various colours

•Pre-cut blocks of patterns and shapes

•Tubes to take prints away

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 be snacks and a light lunch to keep all your energy levels up - but let Alex know if you're a vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant etc and he will try his best to make sure there's a selection of food that you can eat. Also, tea, coffee, and cordial drinks will be aplenty.

The studio will be quite messy with inks and wood shavings, so it is recommended you not wear your 'Sunday best’, anything you don't mind getting a little dirty and is easy to work in.

Free parking is available at the studio block.

If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks, Alex 07738440767

Alex Booker Artist + Printmaker | Booker Print House

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Notes

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 be snacks and a light lunch to keep all your energy levels up - but let Alex know if you're a vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant etc and he will try his best to make sure there's a selection of food that you can eat. Also, tea, coffee, and cordial drinks will be aplenty. The studio will be quite messy with inks and wood shavings, so it is recommended you not wear your 'Sunday best’, anything you don't mind getting a little dirty and is easy to work in.

Age Requirement

9

All 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.

Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist
by Booker Print House
5(9 reviews)
Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist by Booker Print House - art in London
3 hour workshop
from £50 per person
Flexitime
from £50 per person
5 session block
from £225 (10% off) per person
3 hour workshop
from £50 pp

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