Woodcut Course

The two woodcut courses over the weekend were a tremendous success with everyone producing excellent work, even the complete beginners. I'm always amazed by how inventive and resourceful people can be when learning something new, and such a variety of responses.

It was a great pleasure to meet interesting new people and to spend time with old friends.  The studio was filled with a wonderful atmosphere of concentration and purpose.  Cutting the wood is quite hard work physically and many decisions have to be made about positive and negative areas in the image but everyone  seemed to enjoy that part of the process and then the magic of seeing the print finally revealed!  You never really know how its going to turn out and thats the continuing fascination of printmaking.

And after everyone had gone home all I wanted to do was start making a new print myself...

Here are some of the learners and their lovely prints.




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