Introduction to Wood Engraving with Robin Mackenzie - 2 day course - Sat 20th & Sun 21st April 2024

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Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2024

10am-4pm (both days)

Join printmaker Robin Mackenzie on this introduction to wood engraving and learn the skills and techniques of a fascinating relief printing process.  Over the two days you will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into blocks of end grain wood and how to print, both by hand and using a press.

We will experiment with the myriad of marks and textures possible with the technique and print in both colour and black and white.  There will be

inspirational resources available and we will explore contextual examples of wood engraving through the ages.

Robin is an illustrator and printmaker specialising in the crafts of linocut and wood engraving. He regularly exhibits his work around the UK and is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers. He created all the wood blocks for the film about Eric Ravilious, ‘Drawn to War’.

Robin works from his studio in Dorset using a traditional cast iron Albion Press to produce his prints and through his personal work he explores the British coast and landscape.