This workshop will demonstrate the possibilities of the woodcut printing process. Its starting point will be how the techniques used in the making of Fulcrum can be translated into the printmaking process. The emphasis is not purely on the technical but will encourage inventiveness. It will be an introduction to contemporary, creative methods that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. The expressive nature of wood will be explored and various cutting techniques explained. Using water-based inks prints will be produced by hand burnishing a press is not required. Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks to printing their own woodcuts. All materials will be provided.
Richard Wincer studied at Goldsmiths College in London. He produces sculpture, paintings and is also an established printmaker. He has shown his work in galleries throughout the country and has exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He has also completed several sculptural commissions and is known as a skilled craftsman with a particular affinity to working with wood.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please arrive at the venue for 6.45pm to allow time to register and have some light refreshments.
Please note: IOU is a registered charity and Making It sessions are free but for those who can afford to make a contribution we ask for small donation of £3 towards the cost of the session payable on the night.