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Introduction to Wood Engraving

Duration: One-day workshop
Dates: Sat 10 Aug 2024 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Print Studio

This course offers a great introduction into the tools and techniques needed for creating prints from wood engravings. 

Working with an end grain practice block as well as a resin one, you’ll use traditional wood engraving tools to create your designs. From these blocks you will then create wonderful repeat patterns on Japanese papers.

At the end of the class, you’ll be able to take away a small collection of repeat pattern prints, as well as the blocks which can be worked on and re-printed in the future.

It was amazing. We got a really nice start and got time to try things out. We loved it!

I loved this! I learned so much & it was a great combination of really clear, helpful advice and just encouragement to enjoy the process.

Print Studio Terms & Conditions

Please ensure you've read the Print Studio Terms & Conditions before you book.
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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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