Weekend Wood Engraving Course with Chris Daunt
Wood engraving is a relief printmaking technique that has roots in the Tyne Valley with Thomas Bewick. Images are engraved with fine hand tools onto blocks of end grain wood and then rolled up with ink and printed onto smooth paper.
The workshop will take the student through the entire process, from preparing the drawing, engraving the block and printing using the burnishing method. No previous experience is required. All the student needs to bring are ideas in the form of drawings and reference material. An important part of the course will be learning how to get the drawing to a point where it will be used as a basis for the engraving. At the end of the workshop you will print a small edition of your wood engraving. All materials provided. Tea, coffee and delicious cake will be served.
Chris Daunt is currently Chairman of The Society of Wood Engravers and has many years experience as a wood engraver, illustrator and teacher.
Venue: Robinson-Gay, 3a Market Street, Hexham, NE46 3NS www.robinsongay.co.uk
The venue is a gallery located in a late 18th century townhouse in the heart of Hexham. There are stairs to the gallery and rest room so if mobility is an issue and you are concerned, please call Sarah to discuss.
To see more of Chris's work follow this link