Woodcut printing workshop
A two-day workshop with Michael Schlitz, learning how to create Woodcut Prints.
All our tutors are practising artists and are able to work with beginner printers or those with more experience.
Fill in the form below and complete your payment, in order to confirm your place in the course.
Cancellation policy – if it’s more than one month prior to your workshop date, we’ll refund 50% of the fee. A full refund is offered if another participant can be found. Refunds within a month of the workshop will only be made for extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the HIP Committee.
Materials – please note that in addition to the workshop fee there may be a small cost for materials provided by the tutor and/or a requirement for you to purchase some items yourself. Some materials are provided but it depends on the workshop.
If our workshop is full and you would like to join the cancellation list, please email maggie.aird3 (at) gmail.com to register your interest.
Woodcut is a relief printing technique in printmaking. An artist carves an image into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. Areas that the artist cuts away carry no ink, while characters or images at surface level carry the ink to produce the print. The block is cut along the wood grain (unlike wood engraving, where the block is cut in the end-grain). The surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the flat surface but not in the non-printing areas. Source: wikipedia.
An example of a Woodcut print, is work by Rudyard Kipling entitled “The Crab that played with the sea”: