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Wood Engraving

Duration: Four-week evening class
Dates: Tue 12 Mar 18:00 - Tue 2 Apr 2024 20:30
Location: Print Studio

Learn how to work with this beautiful form of printmaking and use fine engraving tools to create detailed designs.

Create images by cutting into the surface of the end grain of box, lemon or cherry wood. You'll be taken through all stages of the wood engraving process, from preparing woodblocks, and practising on starter blocks to engraving your design, selecting your paper and printing.

You will finish the course with a small collection of prints, block printed in black and white, as well as the wood blocks which can be worked on and re-printed in the future. Please note that we are using end grain wood blocks therefore the prints are petite. This allows the printmaker to create small delicate pieces.

Great pace, allowing progress and experimentation with tools and printing.

The wood engraving techniques were explained really well and well demonstrated. I really enjoyed the course.


Print Studio Terms & Conditions

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Need to know

  • What to bring

We provide everything you'll need, just bring yourself. You are welcome to bring along any inspiration, images or sketchbooks to work from.


  • What to wear

We'll provide aprons and gloves but recommend wearing old cloths as printmaking can be messy. Please note that open-toed footwear and sandals are not allowed.


  • Food & drinks

A sealed water flask or drinking vessel is permitted but other food and drinks are not allowed in the studio.

Meet your tutor

Photo of Beth Robertson standing next to her 19th century printing press from Dante

Beth Robertson

Beth Robertson is a Scottish artist specialising in wood engraving. She creates limited edition prints on her 19th century printing press as well as working as a sessional artist, teaching printmaking skills at DCA.
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