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Wood Engraving Weekend with Anne Desmet RA

July 6July 7

10am – 4pm

On this two day course, you will learn the art of wood engraving from a recognised expert in the field.

As well as fine line engraving on a variety of end-grain woods using a wide range of bespoke tools, Anne will teach hand burnishing on Japanese papers, printing with a press, and will introduce the creative possibilities of collage using wood engraved prints and unusual printed papers.

The course is suitable for beginners and/or intermediate level (those with some experience). Participants will go home with several engraved and printed blocks.

Beginner – intermediate course
All materials provided
Max. 9 spaces 

Non-members – £240 
Members – £228

To book your space, please see here.
Tickets for all Print Workshop Courses can be cancelled up to one month beforehand. Refunds will be given after this date only if the place is re-sold.

About Anne

Anne Desmet RA is an artist-printmaker specialising in wood engraving and printed collage, for which she has won 40 awards and has works in museum collections worldwide. Over 50 solo shows include six at national and international museums including at Gainsborough’s House in 2018. Desmet is author of seven books on printmaking/drawing and was editor of Printmaking Today magazine (1998–2013). Commissions include engravings for the British Museum; National Gallery; British Library; V&A; Sotheby’s and the Royal Mint. Only the third wood engraver ever elected to membership of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), she has a major solo exhibition at London’s Guildhall Art Gallery showing now until 8 September 2024.

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