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Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist

5(23 reviews)
Learn to design and make your own artwork using traditional Japanese hand tools, inks and techniques in woodcut art.
Tower Hamlets
In-person
from £65 pp
3hrs
Beginner
Next available date:15th July 2022
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(23 reviews)
Yolanda null - May 6, 2022
This workshop was a fantastic and new experience for me and my husband. We enjoyed every moment from learning how to use wood cutting/carving tools and techniques to hand printing our own designs.  Alex is an excellent teacher, who is passionate about his art, the art of wood cutting and printmaking, and has the desire to pass it onto  others. We have been initiated in this new art form expertly. And we bought two sets of wood carving tools and blocks to continue our progress. His studio also has a wonderful library collection of books on the subject.  Now is the time to learn new things, and Alex's class is a great place to begin. 
Milly - Apr 19, 2022
Amazing! Would recommend to anyone.
maddy - Mar 25, 2022
We had such a great time learning how to make wood block prints!
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Age Requirement

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

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Your 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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Learn Woodcut Printmaking With An Artist

Reviews

Yolanda null - May 6, 2022
This workshop was a fantastic and new experience for me and my husband. We enjoyed every moment from learning how to use wood cutting/carving tools and techniques to hand printing our own designs.  Alex is an excellent teacher, who is passionate about his art, the art of wood cutting and printmaking, and has the desire to pass it onto  others. We have been initiated in this new art form expertly. And we bought two sets of wood carving tools and blocks to continue our progress. His studio also has a wonderful library collection of books on the subject.  Now is the time to learn new things, and Alex's class is a great place to begin. 
Milly - Apr 19, 2022
Amazing! Would recommend to anyone.
maddy - Mar 25, 2022
We had such a great time learning how to make wood block prints!
Tricia - Mar 8, 2022
Alex is an excellent teacher who is knowledgeable and skilled at explaining woodcut techniques to our beginners’ class. The studio itself is beautiful and well set up with equipment for the students . Alex is also generous with tips and advice for students who want to learn more.
James Wilson - Mar 7, 2022
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Knowledgable and patient, Alex is a great tutor and host. The space, light and views from the studio make it even more worth it. I’ve got the wood cut bug that’s for sure. Cannot recommend it enough!
Josh Kemp - Feb 19, 2022
Amazing course in an amazing studio. Alex was a great instructor and we were cutting away in no time. This is a skill I’ve been wanting to learn for a while, and I left feeling like I had understood the fundamentals and would be able to do it on my own. Really friendly atmosphere, I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in learning printing
Sam M - Jan 11, 2022
A wonderful introduction to woodblock printing in a great studio space. Alex was a patient teacher, great at explaining the tools and techniques, and generous with insights into his own creative process. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Ros - Oct 26, 2021
We had a great evening learning woodcut printing with Alex in his lovely studio. We were novices but came away with some great prints. Would definitely recommend this workshop if you're looking for a creative and relaxing evening!
Steve Griffin - Aug 1, 2021
Fantastic evening learning woodcut printmaking with Alex (July 2021). He was a very welcoming host, is hugely knowledgeable on the topic, and he very clearly explains the materials, processes and techniques so that we complete beginners were making art by the end of the evening. A very informative and fun evening. Very highly recommended.
Gavin Phelps - Aug 1, 2021
We had a great time learning a new skill. Alex was really friendly and I would recommend this to anyone
Charles - Dec 5, 2020
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 - Nov 2, 2020
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 - Oct 12, 2020
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 - Oct 4, 2020
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 - Feb 28, 2020
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 - Feb 24, 2020
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 - Jan 27, 2020
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 - Jan 15, 2020
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 - Jan 14, 2020
Couldn’t recommend this class more highly! Alex was a brilliant teacher and his studio is the perfect setting. Delicious snacks too!
Klara - Jan 11, 2020
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 - Sep 2, 2019
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 - Aug 21, 2018
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 - Jan 9, 2018
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).