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Learn about this historical craft of creating woodcut prints to illustrate herbals.
On this printmaking course you will create your own herbal woodcut, beginning with a visit to one of the museum’s gardens to gain inspiration from the historic plant collection.
Returning to the studio, be further inspired by the herbal illustrations on display, to then 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.
Fee & Refreshments
£70 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open for lunch or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunchBook course