Herbal Woodcuts: block cutting and printing
Learn about the historical craft of creating woodcut prints and create your own herbal woodcut. The day will begin with a visit to one of the Museum’s gardens to gain inspiration from the historic plant collection. Back at the studio you’ll then have a chance to look at a sample of herbal illustrations before going on to design, cut and print your woodcut. Suitable for all abilities, with tuition on illustration, woodblock cutting and printing techniques.
Will Dyke studied at Harrow College, University of Westminster. He has also benefited from further tuition at West Dean College. He prints on an old Cropper Charlton press, producing limited edition prints, using the methods of wood cut and lino cut. Much of his artwork is inspired by rural life and history. Many images are from studies he has made of exhibits in the Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, where he also proud to be a volunteer.
All materials will be included for the course but if you wish to buy further materials from the tutor this will be possible.
It is advisable to wear warm clothing.
Fee & Refreshments
£75 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. The Museum cafe will be open or you may wish to bring a packed lunchBook course