Weekend Workshops Coming up
One of my favoured printmaking techniques is of course wood engraving, the means of creating detailed graphic images which was once so commonplace it was used to illustrate everything from bibles to newspapers. Technology has long since passed on from the days when commercial printing was done from hand carved blocks wood. But there are a few of us around who love to preserve these archaic methods, while putting them into a contemporary context, and for me it is a pleasure to share what sometimes seems like forgotten knowledge. So it is time again to offer some weekend workshops in wood engraving. I am visiting Sydney at the moment, and will be sharing this technique with students at the National Art School, and while I am here I am also offering a weekend workshop in Newcastle hosted by the Newcastle Printmakers Workshop on May 17/18. Click on the link for more info. After I return to Queensland, I’ll be offering the same course in Brisbane, at the newly opened studios of Impress. That will be 28/29 June. I look forward to seeing you there.