Relief printing extended workshop : focus on woodcuts: FULL

Online East

Who is this course for?

This is a skills focused beginners workshop, those with experience are also welcome to further develop their skills.

Course content

This is a relaxed creative workshop where you will explore the fundamentals of relief block Printmaking using the Woodcut technique. As an extended workshop there is an opportunity to try larger scale, multiple colour or multiple plate techniques.

You will learn woodcut cutting techniques and how to print your image using hand printed process. The emphasis of the course is on skills development and experimentation.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, talk through techniques and give feedback and support throughout the interactive workshop.

Additional costs and requirements

This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.

You will be sent a list of materials and essential tools with guidance on where to buy them.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

There will not be formal homework, but learners are encouraged to continue to develop your practice outside of the classroom to further develop confidence in techniques learned.

About the tutor

Brian Norman Art and Craft Biography

Brian Norman works as a Tutor for Learn Devon, and teaches Bookbinding, simple book restoration and a number of Printmaking processes. He also works as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor with other organisations.

Brian has a BA in Fine Art; specialising in Printmaking, from Sunderland University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Online Education from Open University and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education from University College Suffolk.

Brian was taught the craft of Printmaking from Master Printmaker and Artist Pris Forrest in the late 1980’s with a focus on Linocut, Screen-print, and Etching. He has continued to develop these skills focusing on Collagraphy, Linocut, Monotype and mix media processes.

Brian has pursued range of other creative interests to include photography, papermaking and the creative potential of bookbinding.

He has run Printmaking and Binding workshops at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival for a number of years.

He rarely exhibits his work with his focus being more about ‘play’ and the process of making.

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” 

Vincent van Gogh

Start date03 March 2021
End date17 March 2021
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available